Pászti, Ferenc

    Pászti, Ferenc, C.Sc.
    Senior research fellow


Last work of F. Pászti included IBA (Ion beam analysis) using MeV energy ion beams: RBS - Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry, ERDA - Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis, NRA - Nuclear Reaction Analysis, channeling.

He has been extensively dealing with ion implantation, including model experiments for plasma wall interaction in future fusion reactors, ion beam investigation of porous materials and their modifications under ion beams. His other main topic was: Ion beam analysis at MeV ion energies (RBS, ERD, NRA), including microbeams.

He took part in the development of IBA in a few laboratories (Budapest, Debrecen, Lisbon, Osaka, Madrid).

He died on 6 January 2009 aged 55.

Education, degrees and positions

    1978MSc. in Physics, Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary
    1978-1981doctoral student, MTA KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics
    1981-1985 junior scientific associate, MTA KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics
    1983Institute prize for young researcher, Central Research Institute for Physics
    1985-1991 research fellow, MTA KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics
    1986 Academy prize for young researcher, Hungarian Academy of Science
    1989National Laboratory for Engineering and Industrial Technology, Lisboa, (12 Months)
    1990Candidate of Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    1991- senior research fellow, MTA KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics
    1991 University of Paris 6&7, (3 Months)
    1991Bródy Imre prize, Roland Eötvös Physcial Society
    1995 University Osaka, (7 Months)
    1998Prize for physics, Hungarian Academy of Science
    2000 University Osaka, (9 Months)
    2002 Autonomous University of Madrid, (10 Months)

Role in scientific community

    1990- Böhmische Physical Society, member
    1994- IUVSTA Hungarian committee, member
    1991-Materials sciences and technological committee
    1992-1993 International Organising Committee of IBA-11, 11th int. conf. on Ion Beam Analysis, Balatonfüred, 5-9 July, 1993, secretary
    1994-1999 Editorial Board of the international journal of “Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B”, member
    1997-2005 European Physcial Society, member

Research Activity
The subject of my activities may be divided in two categories:
In the field of IBA methodology: He depth profiling with p-RBS, precise beam current measurement of MeV ion beams, optimization of ERDA depth resolution, theoretical prediction of depth resolution of IBA methods, RBS on porous materials.
In the field of materials science: plasma wall interaction (impurity transport in TOKAMAK-s, sputtering, blistering, exfoliation), He accumulation and migration in various materials, ion beam effects in porous materials.
In Memoriam
Ferenc Pászti was born in Eger, Hungary, on 1 June 1954. He graduated from the Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary in 1978. Since then, he has been a member and, later, head of the ion beam analysis group of KFKI RMKI where he was active until his very last day. He received his Dr. rer. nat. degree at the Lajos Kossuth University in 1981 and his Candidate of Science (PhD) degree at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1990.
Ferenc Pászti was a leading authority on ion beam physics. He published more than 150 papers and chapters of books in this field. His research included ion implantation, model experiments of plasma-wall interaction in future fusion reactors, ion-beam investigation of porous materials and their modifications by ion beams. Furthermore, he achieved fundamental results in developing ion-beam analysis (RBS, ERD, NRA, including microbeams) using ions of several MeV energies at numerous laboratories, like Budapest, Debrecen, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris and Osaka.
Ferenc Pászti introduced several young physicists into the world of ion beam techniques. During the time they spent together, he gave many valuable advices to them. They respected and admired him for his high preparedness and his human qualities.
We shall miss him. Our thoughts are with his family.
coauthor of 183 scientific papers, cited 843 times (April 2010)

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