Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science
Centre for Colloid Chemistry

Selected publications

All the publications of Zoltán Hórvölgyi in BME Publication Database




  1. L. Naszályi Nagy, N. Ábrahám, Ö. Sepsi, E. Hild, D. Cot, A. Ayral, Z. Hórvölgyi: Complex Langmuir-Blodgett films of SiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles with advantageous optical and photocatalytical properties, Langmuir 2008, 24, 12575-12580
  2. N. Nagy, A. Deák, A. Hámori, Z. Hórvölgyi, M. Fried, P. Petrik and I. Bársony: Comparative investigation of Stöber silica Langmuir-Blodgett films as optical model structures, physica status solidi (a) 205 (4), (2008), 936-940 DOI 77850
  3. I. Mohammed-Ziegler, I. Tánczos, Z. Hórvölgyi, B. Agoston: Water-repellent acylated and silylated wood samples and their surface analytical characterization, Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Asp. 319 (2008) 204–212 DOI: 10.1039/b702937n
  4. L. Naszályi Nagy, N. Ábrahám, A.L. Kovács, A. van der Lee, V. Rouessac, D. Cot, A. Ayral and Z. Hórvölgyi: Zinc oxide LB films with improved antireflective, photoactive and mechanical properties, in Colloids for Nano- and Biotechnology, Progr. Colloid Polym. Sci (Eds.: Z.D. Hórvölgyi and É. Kiss), Springer-Verlag, Vol. 135, 107-118, 2008, ISBN 978-3-540-85133-2
  5. I. Pászli, K. F. Csáki and Z. Hórvölgyi: On the Magnitude of Line Tension, in Colloids for Nano- and Biotechnology, Progr. Colloid Polym. Sci (Eds.: Z.D. Hórvölgyi and É. Kiss), Springer-Verlag, Vol. 135, 157-159, 2008, ISBN 978-3-540-85133-2
  6. I. Pászli, K. Csáki, J. Bódiss: Autophobic Wetting and Captation, Progr. Colloid Polym. Sci. 135, 160-162, 2008


  1. A. Deák, E. Hild, A. L. Kovács, Z. Hórvölgyi: Characterisation of solid supported nanostructured thin films by scanning angle reflectometry and UV-Vis spectrometry, Materials Science Forum, Vols. 537-538 (2007) pp. 329-336
  2. A. Agod, N. Nagy, Z. Hórvölgyi: Modeling the structure formation of particulate Langmuir films: the effect of polydispersity, Langmuir, 23 (2007), 5445 - 5451.
  3. N. Nagy, A. E. Pap, A. Deák, J. Volk, E. Horváth, Z. Hórvölgyi, I. Bársony: Regular patterning of PS substrates by a self-assembled mask, physica status solidi (c) 4(6) (2007), 2021-2025.
  4. I. Pászli, I. Mohammed-Ziegler, Z. Hórvölgyi: Obtaining Surface Tension from Contact Angle Data by the Individual Representation Approach, Colloid and Polymer Sci. 285 (2007), 1009-1018.
  5. E. Hild, A. Deák, L. Naszályi, Ö. Sepsi, N. Ábrahám, Z. Hórvölgyi: Use of the optical admittance function to simulate and evaluate transmittance spectra of graded-index colloidal films, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9 (2007), 920-930.
  6. A. Deák, E. Hild, A. L. Kovács and Z. Hórvölgyi: Contact Angle Determination of Nanoparticles: Film Balance and Scanning Angle Reflectometry Studies, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 9 (2007) 6359-6370. (invited paper) DOI: 10.1039/b702937n
  7. L. Naszályi, Florence Bosc, A. El Mansouri, A. van der Lee, D. Cot, Z. Hórvölgyi and A. Ayral: Sol-gel derived mesoporous SiO2/ZnO active coating and development of multifunctional ceramic membranes, Separation and Purification Technology 59 (2008) 304-309, doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2007.07.001


  1. E. Hild, Z. D. Hórvölgyi: Basics of scanning angle reflectometry and application for nanoparticulate films, Sciences et techniques de l’ingénieur, Techniques innovantes pour la caractérisation optique microstructurale de couches minces (Eds.: A. Ayral and V. Rouessac), CNRS Editions (ISBN 10: 2-271-06430-9, ISBN 13: 978-2-271-06430-1), Paris, 2006, pp. 127-141.
  2. A. Deák, B. Bancsi, A. L. Tóth, A. L. Kovács and Z. Hórvölgyi : Complex Langmuir-Blodgett films from silica nanoparticles: an optical spectroscopy study, Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochemical Eng. Asp., 278(1-3) (2006), 10-16.
  3. I. Mohammed-Ziegler, F. Billes, Z. Hórvölgyi: Fundamental studies towards eco-technological wood preservation against fungal infections. 1. Vibrational spectroscopic studies (in Hungarian: Ökotechnológia megalapozása fafelületek gombásodás elleni védelmére az alapkutatások szintjén. 1. Rezgési spektroszkópiai vizsgálatok) Biokémia, 30 (2006), 15–18.
  4. Mohammedné Ziegler Ildikó, Hórvölgyi Zoltán, Billes Ferenc: Fundamental studies towards eco-technological wood preservation against fungal infections. 2. Surface modification of wood samples (in Hungarian: Ökotechnológia megalapozása fafelületek gombásodás elleni védelmére az alapkutatások szintjén. 2. Faminták felületi módosítása) Biokémia, 30 (2006), 39–44.
  5. S. Bordács, A. Agod, Z. Hórvölgyi: Compression of Langmuir Films Composed of Fine Particles: Collapse Mechanism and Wettability, Langmuir, 22 (2006) 6944-6950
  6. N. Nagy, A. E. Pap, A. Deák, E. Horváth, J. Volk, Z. Hórvölgyi, I. Bársony: Large area self-assembled masking for photonics applications, Appl. Phys. Lett., 89(2006), pp. 063104-1 – 063104-3.
  7. N. Nagy, A. Deák, Z. Hórvölgyi, M. Fried, A. Agod, I. Bársony: Ellipsometry of silica nanoparticulate LB films for the verification of the validity of EMA, Langmuir, 22 (2006) 8416-8423.
  8. L. Naszályi, A. Deák, E. Hild, A. Ayral, A. L. Kovács and Z. Hórvölgyi: Langmuir-Blodgett films composed of size-quantized ZnO nanoparticles: fabrication and optical characterization, Thin Solid Films 515 (2006) 2587–2595
  9. I. Mohammed-Ziegler, Z. Hórvölgyi, A. Tóth, W. Forsling, A. Holmgren: Wettability characterization of silylated wood samples, Polymers for Advanced Technologies 17(11-12) (2006), 932-939.


  1. A. Deák, I. Székely, E. Kálmán, Zs. Keresztes, A. L. Kovács, Z. Hórvölgyi: Nanostructured silica LB films on glass substrate with antireflective properties, Thin Solid Films, 484 (1-2) (2005), 310-317


  1. E. Hild, T. Seszták, D. Völgyes, Z. Hórvölgyi: Characterisation of Silica Nanoparticulate Layers with Scanning Angle Reflectometry, Progress in Colloid&Polymer Sci., 125 (2004), 61-67.
  2. A. Agod, Gy. Tolnai, N. Esmail, Z. Hórvölgyi: Compression of Nanoparticulate Arrays in a Film Balance: Computer Simulations, Progress in Colloid&Polymer Sci., 125 (2004), 54-60.
  3. M. Vörös, A. Agod, P. Basa, M. Zrínyi, Z. Hórvölgyi: Analysis of the cluster size distribution of 2D aggregates in terms of polydispersity, Progress in Colloid&Polymer Sci., 122 (2004), 216-222.
  4. I.-Mohammed Ziegler, Á. Oszlánczi, B. Somfai, Z. Hórvölgyi, I. Pászli, A. Holmgren, W. Forsling: Surface free energy of natural and surface-modified tropical and European wood species, J. Adhesion Sci. Technology, 18 (6) (2004), 687-713
  5. A. Agod, E. Hild, E. Kálmán, A. L. Kovács, Gy. Tolnai, Z. Hórvölgyi: Contact Angle Determination of Nanoparticles: Real Experiments and Computer Simulations, J. Adhesion, 80(10-11) (2004), 1055-1072 /invited paper/
  6. Hórvölgyi Z., S. Nagy É.: Physico-chemical features of 3P resins and resin components: rheological and wetting properties (in Hungarian), Műanyag és Gumi, 41(8) (2004), 315-321 /invited paper/


  1. Gy. Tolnai, A. Agod, M. Kabai-Faix, A. L. Kovács, J. J. Ramsden, Z. Hórvölgyi: Evidences for Secondary Minimum Flocculation of Stöber Silica Nanoparticles at the Air-Water Interface: Film Balance Examinations and Computer Simulations, J. Phys. Chem. B, 107, 11109-11116, (2003)
  2. Y. Li, É.S. Nagy, M.N. Esmail, Z. Hórvölgyi: Weak Flocculation of Aqueous Kaolin Suspensions Initiating by NaCMC with Different Molecular Weights, Macromolecular Symposia, 202, 307-323 (2003)
  3. I. Mohammed-Ziegler, Gy. Marosi, Sz. Matkó, Z. Hórvölgyi, A. Tóth: Silylation of Wood for Potential Protection against Biodegradation: an ATR-FTIR, ESCA and Contact Angle Study, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 14(11-12), 790-795, (2003)


  1. A. Vincze, L. Demkó, M. Vörös, M. Zrínyi, M. N. Esmail and Z. Hórvölgyi: Two-Dimensional Aggregation of Rod-Like Particles: A Model Investigation, J. Phys. Chem. B, 106, 2404-2414, (2002)


  1. A. Vincze, A. Agod, J. Kertész, M. Zrínyi and Z. Hórvölgyi: Aggregation kinetics in two-dimension: Real experiments and computer simulations, J. Chem. Phys., 114(1), 520-529 (2001)
  2. Gy. Tolnai, G. Alexander, Z. Hórvölgyi, Z. Juvancz, A. Dallos: Stabilization of gas chromatographic stationary phases with nanosized particles, Chromatographia, 53(No.1/2), 69-76 (2001)
  3. Gy. Tolnai, F. Csempesz, M. Kabai-Faix, E. Kálmán, Zs. Keresztes, A. L. Kovács, J. J. Ramsden and Z. Hórvölgyi: Preparation and Characterization of Surface-Modified Silica-Nanoparticles, Langmuir, 17(19), 2683-2687 (2001)
  4. P. L. Simon, E. Hild, H. Farkas Relationship between the discriminant curve and other bifurcation diagtrams Journal of Matematical Chemistry, 29, 245 (2001)


  1. Farkas H. Hild E. A napfogyatkozás kélrdimenziós modellje (Hungarian) Fizikai Szemle, 50, 97 (2000)


  1. Z. Hórvölgyi, M. Máté, A. Dániel and J. Szalma: Wetting Behaviour of Silanized Glass Microspheres at Water-Air Interfaces: a Wilhelmy Film Balance Study, Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochemical Eng. Asp., 156, 501-508 (1999)
  2. P. Sallay, J. Borsa, Sz. Perdi, Z. Hórvölgyi, S. Hernádi: The effect of hydroxy-ethyl degree of surfactants and of fiber properties on the washability of textiles (in Hungarian), Olaj, szappan, kozmetika, 48(5), 238-240 (1999)


  1. M.Máté, J.H.Fendler, J.J.Ramsden, J.Szalma and Z.Hórvölgyi: Eliminating Surface Pressure Gradient Effects in Contact Angle Determination of Nano- and Microparticles Using a Film Balance, Langmuir 14(22), 6501-6504 (1998)
  2. A. Vincze, R. Fata, Gy. Parlagh, M. Zrínyi, J. Kertész, Z. Hórvölgyi: Kinetic and structural study of interfacial aggregation of microparticles at liquid-air interfaces, Periodica Mathematica Hungarica, 37 (1-3), 207-215 (1998)
  3. E. Hild, P Gaworzewski, M. Franz, K. Pressel Termal donors in Silicon-ich SiGe Applied Physics Letters 72, 1362 (1998)
  4. M. Franz, P. Gaworzewski, K. Pressel, E. Hild Thermodonatoren in siliziumreichen SiGe-Kristallen Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, 5, 707 (1998)


  1. A. Vincze, R. Fata, M. Zrínyi, Z. Hórvölgyi and J. Kertész: Comparison of Aggregation of Rod-Like and Spherical Particles: A Fractal Analysis, J. Chem. Phys., 107(18), p 7451 (1997)
  2. M. Ahmed, M. Máté, Gy. Tolnai, Z. Hórvölgyi, P. Sallay and L. Farkas: The interfacial behaviour of new types of hydroxyethylated alcohols, ACH Models in Chemistry134 (6), 721-734 (1997)


  1. M.Máté, M.Zrínyi, Z.Hórvölgyi: Interaction of Silanized Glass Beads at Water-Fluid Interfaces: A Redispersability Study, Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochemical Eng. Asp., 108, 147-157 (1996)
  2. Z.Hórvölgyi, S.Németh, J.H.Fendler: Monoparticulate Layers of Silanized Glass Spheres at the Water-Air Interface: Particle-Particle and Particle-Subphase Interactions Langmuir, 12(4), 997-1004 (1996)
  3. Z.Hórvölgyi, J.H.Fendler, M. Máté, M.Zrínyi: An Experimental Approach to the Determination of two-dimensional gel-point: A Film Balance Study, Progr. Colloid Polym. Sci., 102, 126-130 (1996)


  1. Z.Hórvölgyi, S.Németh, J.H.Fendler: Preparation and Characterization of Monoparticulate Layers Composed from Partially Hydrophobic Glass and Silica Particles: a Langmuir Film Balance Study; I. Monoparticulate Layers Composed from microspheres (in Hungarian), Magy. Kém. Foly., 101(11), 488-497 (1995)
  2. K. Oláh, J. Bódiss: Kinetics of Atom Photon Interactions, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 53 (3), 265-273, 1995


  1. Z.Hórvölgyi, M.Máté, M.Zrínyi: On the universal growth and restructuring of two-dimensional aggregates of hydrophobed glass beads formed at aqueous electrolyte solution-air interfaces, Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochemical Eng. Asp., 84, 207-216 (1994)
  2. K.Yi, Z.Hórvölgyi, J.H.Fendler: Chemical Formation of Silver Particulate Films under Monolayers, J. Phys. Chem., 98(14), 3872-3881 (1994)
  3. E. Hild, A. Kocot, J. K. Vij, R. Zentel: Infrared spectroscopic study of a phenylbenzoate side group - methcrylate main chain polymeric liquid crystal Liquid Crystals, 16. 783. (1994)


  1. Z.Hórvölgyi, G.Medveczky, M.Zrínyi: The effect of hydrophobicity on two-dimensional aggregate structures, Colloid and Polymer Sci. 271, 396-403 (1993)
  2. Z.Hórvölgyi, S.Németh, J.H.Fendler: Spreading of hydrophobic silica beads at water-air interfaces, Colloids Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Asp., 71, 327 (1993)
  3. Z.Hórvölgyi, M.Máté, M.Zrínyi: Growth of aggregates at water (aqueous electrolyte solution)-air interfaces (in Hungarian), Kémiai Közlemények, 76, 165 (1993)
  4. Z.Hórvölgyi, S.Németh, J.H.Fendler: Spreading of hydrophobic solid particles at water-air interface (in Hungarian), Kémiai Közlemények, 76, 155 (1993)
  5. Z.Hórvölgyi, M.Zrínyi: Interfacial Aggregation of Floating Microparticles under the Control of Short-Range Colloid and Very Long-Range Capillary Forces, Fractals 1(3), 460-469 (1993)


  1. Z.Hórvölgyi, É. Kiss, J.Pintér: Experimental studies on the control of slug flow by interfacial forces in silylated glass capillaries, Colloids Surfaces 55 257-270. 199l
  2. Z.Hórvölgyi, G.Medveczky, M.Zrínyi: Experimental study on the aggregate structures formed in the boundary layer of water-air phases, Colloids Surfaces 60 79-95. 199l


  1. E. Hild, J. Seres, E. Pál, S. Nouredin, T. Kormány: Oxygen precipitation in Si: corelation of the experimental results obtained with IR spectroscopy, preferential etching and X-ray topography Proc. 3rd Internal Autumn Meeting on Gettering and Defect Enginnering in the Semiconductor Technology (GADEST) Garzau/GDR 8-13 October 1989. ed. M. Kittler, Sci-Tech. Publ. p.119, 1989
  2. E. Hild, J. K. Vij, P. Corcoran, G. Végh: A graphical method for determining the parameters of a diffusion profile in silicon by infrared reflection spectroscopy Solid-State Electronics, 32. 69, (1989)
  3. E. Beregi, E. Hild, J. Szûcs: Cation distribution and IR spectra of rare-earth gallium-iron garnets Physica Scripta 40. 511. (1989)
  4. K. Oláh, J. Bódiss: Stoichiometric Coefficients As Chemical Charges Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters, 39 (1) 163-167, 1989


  1. Hild E.: Infravörös spektroszkópiai módszerek alkalmazási lehetõségei elektronikai anyagok minõsítésére (Applications of IR spectroscopic methods to material testing in Electronics) Finommechanika, Mikrotechnika 27. 235. (1988)
  2. E. Hild, S. Nouredin, T. Kormány: Formation of SiOx precipitates in technological silicon wafers during heating processes: Investigations by IR spectroscopy 15th Internal Conference on Defects in Semiconductors, 22-26 August, Budapest, 1988. Trans. Tech. Publ. M. S. F. vol.38-41, p. 195


  1. E. Beregi, E. Hild: IR spectra of some rare-earth iron-gallium garnets Acta Physica Hungarica, 61. 239. (1987)
  2. E. Beregi, E. Hild, E. Hartmann, J. Labar: Sc ion distribution and dissolution forms of ScGaYIG single crystals Acta Physica Hungarica, 61. 239. (1987)
  3. E. Hild, P. Gaworzewski, J. Seres, Z. Sobor: Investigation of the oxygen precipitation in silicon by computer-aided IR spectroscopy Proc. 2nd Internal Autumn Meeting on Gettering and Defect Enginnering in the Semiconductor Technology (GADEST) Garzau/GDR 11-17 October, 1987. ed. H. Richter, p. 104
  4. E. Hild, M. W. Evans, G. J. Evans: A new and original practical method for detecting the spectral properties of monolayers of molecular material on homogeneous and inhomogeneous substrates Journal of Molecular Liquids, 33. 279. (1987)
  5. M. Wittmann, P. Stirling, J. Bódiss: Temporary Nonoscillatory States in the Oxalic-Acid Acetone Mixed Substrate Belousov-Zhabotinskii Reaction, Chemical Physics Letters, 141 (3) 241-244, 1987


  1. Z. Hórvölgyi, É.Kiss, J.Pintér: Preparation and characterization of silylated glass surfaces (in Hungarian), Magy. Kém. Folyóirat 92, 486-494. l986
  2. E. Hild, M. Evans: Calculation of infrared reflection spectra of inhomogenously doped semiconductor layers at arbitrary angle of incidence J. Appl. Phys. 59. 1822. (1986)
  3. P. Gaworzewski, E. Hild: Maximum concentration of thermal donors formed at 450 oC in silicon in dependence on the oxygen concentration Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 94. K33. (1986)
  4. E. Hild, E. Beregi: IR spectroscopic investigations of the garnet materials used in the microwave electronics Periodica Polytechnica (Chem. Ing.) 30. 235. (1986)


  1. P. Gaworzewski, E. Hild, K. Schmalz: Oxigen donor formation and oxygen precipitation in CZ silicon due to heat treatment at 600 oC to 800 oC Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 90. K151. (1985)
  2. P. Gaworzewski, E. Hild: The effect of pre-heattreatment on the formation kinetics of thermal donors in silicon Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 92. 129. (1985)
  3. E. Hild, P. Gaworzewski: Influence of the backsurface roughness of the Si on the [Oi] obtained by the IR method Proc. 1st International Autumn School on Gettering and Defect Enginnering in the Semiconductor Technology, 8-18 October, 1985 Garzau/GDR. ed. H. Richter, p. 264


  1. P. Gaworzewski, E. Hild, F. G. Kirscht, L. Vecsernyés:Infrared spectroscopical and TEM investigations of oxygen precipitation in silicon crystals with medium und high oxygen concentrations Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 85. 133. (1984)
  2. 8. E. Beregi, J. Sztatisz, E. Hild, A. Sztaniszláv, Gy. Rudnay:Investigation of solid state reaction in 3 Y2O3 : 5 Fe2 O3 by DTFM, X-ray and IR spectroscopic methods J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 41. 73. (1984)


  1. B. Litzmann, P. Rózsa, E. Hild: The Green functions in the microscopical theory of the interaction of light with a dielectric slab Physica, 12. 409. (1982)


  1. Z. Noszticzius, J. Bódiss: Heterogeneous Chemical Oscillator - Belousov-Zhabotinskii-Type Reaction of Oxalic-Acid, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 101 (12), 3177-3182, 1979


  1. E. Hild, A. Grofcsik, J. Rác:Berechnung der Infrarot-Reflexionsspectrum von dotierten Siliciumscheiben und Anwendung der Theoretische Spectrum für die Bestimmung der Oberflachenkonzentration und das Profilparameter bzw der Relaxationszeit Tungsram Technische Mitteilungen 37. 1561. (1978)
  2. E. Hild, A. Grofcsik:Calculation of IR reflection spectra of inhomogeneously doped semiconductors Infrared Physics 18. 23. (1978)


  1. E. Hild: Berechnung der Optischen Konstanten von Dünnschichten anhand ihrer Infrarot - Transmissions und -Reflexionsspektren Tungsram Technische Mitteilungen 32 .1359. (1977)


  1. E. Hild: Anwendung der Infrarotspektroskopie zur Untersuchung von Halbleitersystemen Tungsram Technische Mitteilungen 28. 1209. (1976)


  1. E. Hild: Determination of refractive indices of thin transparent layers from the transmittance or reflectance measured at the wavenumber of an interference peak. Periodica Polytechnica 19. 291. (1975)

Edited books


  1. Colloids for Nano- and Biotechnology (Eds.: Z. D. Hórvölgyi and É. Kiss), Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, Vol. 135, Springer-Verlag, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-540-85133-2


  1. From Colloids to Nanotechnology (Eds.: M. Zrínyi and Z. D. Hórvölgyi), Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, Vol. 125, Springer-Verlag, 2004


  1. Proc. of 7th Conference on Colloid Chemistry (Eds.: Z.Hórvölgyi, Zs.Németh and I.Pászli), Hungarian Chemical Society, Budapest, 1997


  1. "Present Problems of Colloid and Surface Chemistry" (in Hungarian), (Eds.: F.Csempesz, Z.Hórvölgyi and I.Pászli), Hungarian Chemical Society, Budapest, 1994


  1. Proc. of 6th Conference on Colloid Chemistry (Eds.: F.Csempesz, Z.Hórvölgyi and I.Pászli), Hungarian Chemical Society, Budapest, 1993

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(c) BME Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Centre for Colloid Chemistry, 2009