Major, Márton


    Márton Major, PhD
    Research fellow


    Phone: +36 1 392-22-22 ext.: 1165 / 1280
    Fax:      +36 1 395 9151

Márton Major is a physicist. He graduated in 1999 from the Roland Eötvös University Budapest. Starting from his summer lab work he joined the NUCSSP section at the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics. His research interest included thin film magnetism, magnetic coupling, spin flop phenomena, domain formation and transformations in antiferromagnetic multilayers. He had played very important role in specifying and installing the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) facility in KFKI RMKI. Since 2006 he has been on long term leave taking post doc positions in Germany and broadening his scientific experience in the field of neutron and X-ray scattering.

Education and degrees
    1999 Diploma in Physics, Roland Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest
    2006 PhD (ELTE), Budapest

Professional experience

    1999 Research associate of the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (KFKI RMKI)
    2000Scholarship at IKS KULeuven, growth and study of antiferromagnetically coupled Fe/Cr multilayers (7 months)
    2002 Research fellow at KFKI RMKI
    2003 Head of the Molecular Beam Epitaxy group
    2006-2009 Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research. Working as instrument scientist on N-REX+, Garching
    2009- Postdoc at the University of Darmstadt, Institute for Materials Research / Structure Research
Research Topics
  • Metallic thin films, multilayers
  • Magnetism in thin films (antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic multilayers)
    • Structural and magnetic characterization
    • Domains in strongly AF-coupled multilayers
  • X-ray and neutron characterization of thin films
    • Synchrotron Mössbauer reflectometry
    • Polarised neutron reflectometry
    • Spin-echo resolved grazing-incidence scattering (SERGIS)
  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction

Selected publications

  • D.L. Nagy, L. Bottyán, B. Croonenborghs, L. Deák, B. Degroote, J. Dekoster, H.J. Lauter, V. Lauter-Pasyuk, O. Leupold, M. Major, J. Meersschaut, O. Nikonov, A. Petrenko, R. Rüffer, H. Spiering, E. Szilágyi:
    Coarsening of Antiferromagnetic Domains in Multilayers: The Key Role of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002) 157202
  • M. Major, L. Bottyán, J. Meersschaut, D.L. Nagy, A.V. Petrenko, F. Tanczikó:
    Supersaturation of antiferromagnetically coupled multilayers: A comparative polarised neutron reflectometry study
    Physica B 397 (2007) 53 - 55
  • L. Bottyán, L. Deák, J. Dekoster, E. Kunnen, G. Langouche, J. Meersschaut, M. Major, D.L. Nagy, H.D. Rüter, E. Szilágyi, K. Temst:
    Observation of the spin-flop transition in a Fe/Cr superlattice
    J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 240 (2002) 514 - 516
  • M. Major, L. Bottyán, D.L. Nagy:
    Simulation of domain formation and domain coarsening in antiferromagnetic multilayers
    J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 240 (2002) 469 - 471


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