Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Zsolt Jenei

Research Staff
Physics Division

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PhD Physics
Stockholm University, Sweden
MS Licentiate of Philosophy—
Stockholm University, Sweden
MS Atomic Physics
Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
BS Physics
Babes-Bolyai University, Romania


Dr. Zsolt Jenei is a research scientist, a physicist by training, in the High Pressure Physics group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He received his PhD in 2009 from Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden. He started working at LLNL in 2002 as graduate student employee, accepted a postdoctoral position in 2009, and has worked as research staff since 2013.

Research Interests

  • High pressure temperature behavior (EOS, phase diagram) of metals, alloys and molecular solids
  • Using diamond anvil cells to generate pressure
  • Micro-Raman spectroscopy and synchrotron x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy for in-situ diagnostics
  • Development of high temperature techniques for diamond anvil cells


  1. Zs. Jenei, K. Visbeck, H. Cynn, C-S Yoo, W. J. Evans “High-temperature experiments using a resistively heated high-pressure membrane diamond anvil cell,” Rev. Sci. Instrum., 84, 095114 (2013)
  2. Zs. Jenei, H.P. Liermann, H. Cynn, J.-H. K. Park, B. J. Baer, W. J. Evans, “Structural phase transition in vanadium at high pressure and high temperature: Influence of nonhydrostatic conditions,” Phys. Rev. B 83, 054101 (2011)
  3. Valentin Iota, Choong-Shik Yoo, Jae-Hyun Klepeis, Zsolt Jenei, William Evans, and Hyunchae Cynn, “Six-fold coordinated carbon dioxide VI,” Nature Materials 6, 34–38 (2007)
  4. L.G. Jacobsohn, M. Nastasia, L.L. Daemenb, Z. Jenei, and P. Asoka-Kumar, “Positron annihilation spectroscopy of sputtered boron carbide films,” Diamond & Related Materials 14, 201–205 (2005)
  5. P.J. Simpson, Z. Jenei, P. Asoka-Kumar, R.R. Robison, and M. E. Law, “Observation of fluorine-vacancy complexes in silicon,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1538 (2004)
  6. L.G. Jacobsohn, R.D. Averitt, C.J. Wetteland, R.K. Schulze, M. Nastasi, L.L. Daemen, Z. Jenei, and P. Asoka-Kumar, “Experimental evidence of the role of intericosahedral chains in the hardness of boron carbide films deposited by sputtering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, p4173 (2004)

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