Publications


2014


  • C. Killer and A. Melzer, "Global coherence of dust density waves", Phys. Plasmas 21 (2014) 063703 link
  • A. Schella, M. Mulsow and A. Melzer, "Correlation buildup during recrystallization in three-dimensional dusty plasma clusters", Phys. Plasmas 21 (2014) 050701 link
  • M. Puttscher and A. Melzer, "Paramagnetic dust particles in rf-plasmas with weak external magnetic fields", New J. Phys. 16 (2014) 043026 link
  • A. Melzer and A. Schella, "Symbolic transfer entropy analysis of the dust interaction in the presence of wakefields in dusty plasmas", Phys. Rev. E 89 (2014) 041103 link
  • M. Himpel, T. Bockwoldt, C. Killer, K. O. Menzel, A. Piel, and A. Melzer, "Stereoscopy of dust density waves under microgravity: Velocity distributions and phase-resolved single-particle analysis", Phys. Plasmas 21 033703 (2014) link
  • A. Melzer, A. Schella, and M. Mulsow, "Nonequilibrium finite dust clusters: Connecting normal modes and wakefields", Phys. Rev. E 89 (2014) 013109 link

2013


  • A. Schella, M. Mulsow, A. Melzer, H. Kählert, D. Block, P. Ludwig and Michael Bonitz, "Crystal and fluid modes in three-dimensional finite dust clouds", New J. Phys. 15 (2013) 113021 link
  • C. Killer, G. Bandelow, K. Matyash, R. Schneider, and A. Melzer, "Observation of Ω Mode Electron Heating in dusty argon radio frequency discharges", Phys. Plasmas 20 (2013) 083704 link
  • A. Schella, M. Mulsow, A. Melzer, J. Schablinski, and D. Block, "From transport to disorder: Thermodynamic properties of finite dust clouds", Phys. Rev. E 87 (2013) 063102 link
  • C. Schmidt, O. Arp, M. Himpel, A. Melzer, and A. Piel, "Stereoscopic Observations of Dust Clouds in Front of a Pixel Electrode in a Radio Frequency Discharge", IEEE Trans. Plasma Science 41 (2013) 774 link
  • A. Melzer, A. Schella, J. Schablinski, D. Block, and A. Piel, "Analyzing the liquid state of two-dimensional dust clusters: The instantaneous normal mode approach", Phys. Rev. E 87 (2013) 033107 link

2012


  • M. Himpel, C. Killer, B. Buttenschön and A. Melzer, "Three-dimensional single particle tracking in dense dust clouds by  stereoscopy of fluorescent particles", Phys. Plasmas 19 123704 (2012) link (Editors' Choice 2012)
  • D. Block, J. Carstensen, P. Ludwig, W.J. Miloch, F. Greiner, A. Piel, M. Bonitz and A. Melzer, "Wake Formation and Wake Field Effects in Complex Plasmas", Contrib. Plasma Phys. 52 (2012) 804 link
  • T. Reichstein, J. Wilms, F. Greiner, A. Piel and A. Melzer, "Experiments and Simulations of Particle Flows  in a Magnetized Dust Torus", Contrib. Plasma Phys. 52 (2012) 813 link
  • A. Melzer, A. Schella, J. Schablinski, D. Block and A. Piel, "Instantaneous Normal Mode Analysis of Melting of Finite Dust Clusters", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) 225001 link
  • J. Schablinski, D. Block, A. Piel, A. Melzer, H. Thomsen, H. Kählert and M. Bonitz, "Laser heating of finite two-dimensional dust clusters: A. Experiments", Phys. Plasmas 19 (2012) 013705 link 
  • H. Thomsen, H. Kählert,  M. Bonitz, J. Schablinski, D. Block, A. Piel and A. Melzer, "Laser heating of finite two-dimensional dust clusters: B. Simulations", Phys. Plasmas 19 (2012) 023701 link

2011


  • A. Schella, T. Miksch, A. Melzer, J. Schablinski, D. Block, A. Piel, H. Thomsen, P. Ludwig and M. Bonitz, "Melting Scenarios for three-dimensional dusty plasma clusters", Phys. Rev. E 84 (2011) 056402 link 
  • B. Buttenschön, M. Himpel, A. Melzer, D. Caliebe, K. O. Menzel, "Three-Dimensional Force Field Measurements in the Void of Dusty Plasmas Under Microgravity Conditions", IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 39 (2011) 2754 link
  • C. Killer, A. Schella, T. Miksch and A. Melzer, "Vertically elongated three-dimensional Yukawa clusters in dusty plasmas", Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011) 054104 link 
  • M. Himpel, B. Buttenschön and A. Melzer, "Three-view stereoscopy in dusty plasmas under microgravity:
    A calibration and reconstruction approach", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82 (2011) 053706 link 
  • A. Melzer, S. Hübner, L. Lewerentz, K. Matyash, R. Schneider and V. R. Ikkurthi, "Phase-resolved optical emission of dusty rf discharges: Experiment and simulation", Phys. Rev. E 83 (2011) 036411 link 
  • B. Buttenschön, M. Himpel and A. Melzer, "Spatially resolved three-dimensional particle dynamics in the void of dusty plasmas under microgravity using stereoscopy", New J. Phys. 13 (2011) 023042 link 

2010


  • V. R. Ikkurthi, K. Matyash, A. Melzer und R. Schneider, "Computation of charge and ion drag force on multiple static spherical dust grains immersed in rf discharges", Phys. Plasmas 17 (2010) 103712 link 
  • K. Matyash, R. Schneider, V. R. Ikkurthi, L. Lewerentz and A. Melzer, "P3M simulations of dusty plasmas", Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 52 (2010) 124016 link
  • A. Melzer, B. Buttenschön, T. Miksch, M. Passvogel, D. Block, O. Arp and A. Piel,  "Finite dust clusters in dusty plasmas", Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 52 (2010) 124028 link

2009


  • K. Matyash, R. Schneider, V.R. Ikkurthi and A. Melzer, Ion drag force on dust grains in the magnetized edge plasma, J. Nucl. Mater. 390–391 (2009) 103 link.
  • C. Henning, H. Kählert, P. Ludwig, A. Melzer und M. Bonitz, "Spectral properties of spherically confined dusty plasma crystals", J. Phys. A 42 (2009) 214023 link
  • S. Hübner und A. Melzer, "Dust-Induced Modulation of the Atomic Emission in a Dusty Argon Discharge, Phys. Rev Lett. 102 (2009) 215001 link
  • V. R. Ikkurthi, K. Matyash, J. Meichsner, A. Melzer und R. Schneider, "Simulation of ion energy distributions in Ar/CH4 rf discharges with ion extraction", Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 18 (2009) 035003 link
  • V. R. Ikkurthi, K. Matyash, A. Melzer und R. Schneider, "Computation of ion drag force on a static spherical dust grain immersed in rf discharges", Phys. Plasmas 16 (2009) 043703 link
  • Y. Ivanov und A. Melzer, "Modes of three-dimensional dust crystals in dusty plasmas", Phys. Rev E 79 (2009) 036402 link

2008


  • V. R. Ikkurthi, K. Matyash, A. Melzer und R. Schneider, "Computation of dust charge and potential on a static spherical dust grain immersed in rf discharges", Phys. Plasmas 15 (2008) 123704 link
  • H. Kählert, P. Ludwig, H. Baumgartner, M. Bonitz, D. Block, S. Käding, A. Melzer und A. Piel, "Probability of Metastable Configurations in Spherical Three-Dimensional Yukawa Crystals", Phys. Rev. E 78 (2008) 036408 link
  • A. Melzer, S. Käding, D. Block, A. Piel, "Stereoscopy in dusty plasmas", Photonik International Nr. 2/2008, 56 link
  • A. Piel, O. Arp, D. Block, I. Pilch, T. Trottenberg, S. Käding, A. Melzer, H. Baumgartner, C. Henning und M. Bonitz, "Complex Plasmas: forces and dynamical behaviour", Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 50 (2008) 124003 link
  • A. Melzer, S. Käding, D. Block and A. Piel, "Energy landscape in 3D finite dust clusters derived from shell transitions", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20 (2008) 404204 link
  • S. Käding, D. Block,  A. Melzer, A. Piel, H. Kählert, P. Ludwig und M. Bonitz, "Shell Transitions between Metastable States of Yukawa Balls", Phys. Plasmas 15 (2008) 073710 link
  • C. Henning, K. Fujioka, P. Ludwig, A. Piel, A. Melzer und M. Bonitz, "Existence and Vanishing of the Breathing Mode in Strongly Correlated Finite Systems", Phys. Rev. Lett 101 (2008) 045002 link
  • D. Block, S. Käding, A. Melzer, A. Piel, H. Baumgartner und M. Bonitz, "Experiments on Metastable States of Three-Dimensional Trapped Particle Clusters", Phys. Plasmas 15 (2008) 040701 link
  • A. Piel, O. Arp, M. Klindworth, A. Melzer, "Obliquely Propagating Dust-Density Waves", Phys. Rev. E 77 (2008) 026407 link
  • M. Bonitz, P. Ludwig, H. Baumgartner, C. Henning, A. Filinov, D. Block, O. Arp, A. Piel, S. Käding, Y. Ivanov, A. Melzer, H. Fehske, V. Filinov, "Classical and Quantum Coulomb Crystals", Phys. Plasmas 15 (2008) 055704 link

2007


  • A. Melzer, S. Käding, D. Block, A. Piel, "Stereoskopie in staubigen Plasmen", Photonik Nr. 6/2007, 56 link
  • A. Melzer, D. Block, A. Piel, "Strukturen aus Staub, Geladene Partikel in Plasmen erweitern die Palette der klassischen Coulomb-Cluster", Physik Journal 6 (2007) Nr. 1, 31 link
  • D. Block, M. Kroll, O. Arp, A. Piel, S. Käding, Y. Ivanov, A. Melzer, C. Henning, H. Baumgartner, P. Ludwig und M. Bonitz, "Structural and Dynamical Properties of Yukawa Balls", Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 49 (2007) B109 link
  • M. Wolter, A. Melzer, O. Arp, M. Klindworth, and A. Piel, "Force Measurements in Dusty Plasmas under Microgravity by means of Laser Manipulation", Phys. Plasmas 14 (2007) 123707 link 
  • H. Baumgartner, H. Kählert, V. Golobnychiy, C. Henning, S. Käding, A. Melzer and M. Bonitz, "Shell structure of Yukawa Balls", Contrib. Plasma Phys. 47 (2007) 281 link
  • T. Miksch and A. Melzer, "Fluorescent Microspheres as Tracer Particles in Dusty Plasmas", Phys. Rev. E  75 (2007) 016404 link
  • Y. Ivanov and A. Melzer, "Particle Positioning Techniques for Dusty Plasma Experiments", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78 (2007) 033506 link
  • S. Käding, Y. Ivanov and A. Melzer, "Stereoscopy on Coulomb Balls in Dusty Plasmas", IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 35 (2007) 328 link
  • M. Wolter, A. Melzer, O. Arp, M. Klindworth, M. Kroll and A. Piel, "Laser Manipulation of the Void Edge in Dusty Plasmas under Microgravity", IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 35 (2007) 266 link

2006


  • A. Melzer, "Zigzag transition of finite dust clusters", Phys. Rev. E 73 (2006) 056404 link
  • S. Käding and A. Melzer, "Three-dimensional stereoscopy of Yukawa (Coulomb) balls in dusty plasmas", Phys. Plasmas 13 (2006) 090701 link
  • A. Piel, M. Klindworth, O. Arp, A. Melzer, and M. Wolter, "Obliquely Propagating Dust-Density Plasma Waves in the Presence of an Ion Beam", Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 (2006) 205009 link

2005


  • M. Wolter and A. Melzer, "Laser Heating of Particles in Dusty Plasmas", Phys. Rev. E 71 (2005) 036414. link
  • Y. Ivanov and A. Melzer, "Melting Dynamics of Finite Clusters in Dusty Plasmas", Phys. Plasmas 12 (2005) 072110. link
  • O. Arp, D. Block, M. Bonitz, H. Fehske, V. Golubnychiy, S. Kosse, P. Ludwig, A. Melzer and A. Piel, "3D Coulomb balls: Experiment and Simulation", Journal of Physics: Conference Series 11 (2005) 234. link

2004


  • O. Arp, D. Block, A. Piel and A. Melzer, "Dust Coulomb balls: Three-Dimensional Plasma Crystals", Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 (2004) 165004. link
  • M. Klindworth, A. Piel and A. Melzer, "Dust-free regions around Langmuir probes in Complex Plasmas under Microgravity", Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 (2004) 195002. link
  • A. Melzer, "Dynamical Properties of Small and Large 2D Coulomb Clusters in Complex Plasmas", IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 32 (2004) 594. link
  • R. Ichiki, Y. Ivanov, M. Wolter, Y. Kawai and A. Melzer, "Melting and Heating of 2D Coulomb Clusters in Dusty Plasmas", Phys. Rev. E 70 (2004) 066404. link

2003


  • A. Melzer, „Mode Spectra of Thermally Excited 2D Dust Coulomb Clusters“, Phys. Rev. E 67 (2003) 016411. link
  • C. Zafiu, A. Melzer, A. Piel, „Measurement of the Ion Drag Force on Falling Dust Particles and its Relation to the Void Formation in Complex (Dusty) Plasmas“, Phys. Plasmas 10 (2003) 1278. link
  • A. Piel, A. Homann, M. Klindworth, A. Melzer, C. Zafiu, V. Nosenko and J. Goree, „Waves and Oscillations in Plasma Crystals “, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 36 (2003) 533.
  • C. Zafiu, A. Melzer, A. Piel, "Response to ``Comment on `Measurement of the ion drag force on falling dust particles and its relation to the void formation in complex (dusty) plasmas' ''[Phys. Plasmas 10, 4579 (2003)]", Phys. Plasmas 10 (2003) 4582. link

1994-2002

  • A. Piel and A. Melzer, „Dusty Plasmas - The State of Understanding From an Experimentalist's View“, Adv. Space Res. 29 (2002) 1255.
  • A. Piel, A. Melzer, „Dynamical Processes in Complex Plasmas (Review Article)“, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 44 (2002) R1. link
  • C. Zafiu, A. Melzer, A. Piel, „Ion Drag and Thermophoretic Forces Acting on Free falling Charged Particles in an RF Driven Complex Plasma “, Phys. Plasmas 9 (2002) 4794. link
  • A. Melzer and A. Piel, „Normal modes of 2D Finite Clusters in Complex Plasmas“, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 115002 link
  • A. Melzer, „Laser-Experiments on Particle Interactions in Strongly Coupled Dusty Plasma Cystals“, Physica Scripta T89 (2001) 33.
  • A. Melzer, „Laser Manipulation of Particles in Dusty Plasmas “, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 10 (2001) 303. link
  • C. Zafiu, A. Melzer and A. Piel, „Nonlinear Resonances of Particles in a Dusty Plasma Sheath“, Phys. Rev. E 63 (2001) 066403. link
  • A. Melzer, V.A. Schweigert, and A. Piel, „Measurement of the Wakefield Attraction for Dust Plasma Molecules“, Physica Scripta 61 (2000) 494.
  • M. Klindworth, A. Melzer, A. Piel, and V.A. Schweigert, “Laser-excited intershell rotation of finite Coulomb clusters in a dusty plasma“, Phys. Rev. B 61 (2000) 8404. link
  • I.V. Schweigert, V.A. Schweigert, A. Melzer, and A. Piel, “Melting of a  dust crystal with defects“, JETP Letters 71 (2000) 58.
  • I.V. Schweigert, V.A. Schweigert, A. Melzer, and A. Piel, “Melting of dust plasma crystals with defects“, Phys. Rev. E 62 (2000) 1238. link
  • A. Melzer, S. Nunomura, D. Samsonov, and J. Goree, “Laser-excited Mach cones in a dusty plasma crystal“, Phys. Rev. E 62 (2000) 4162. link
  • I.V. Schweigert, V.A. Schweigert, A. Melzer, and A. Piel, "Role of defects in the heating of the dust crystal in a rf discharge", Journal de Physique IV 10 (2000) 417.
  • V.A. Schweigert, A. Melzer, and A. Piel, "Dust particles shielding in a plasma with ion flow", Journal de Physique IV 10 (2000) 421.
  • V.A. Schweigert, I.V. Schweigert, A. Melzer, A. Homann, and A. Piel, „Structure of a microparticle crystal in a radio-frequency discharge plasma“, JETP 88 (1999) 482.
  • A. Piel, A. Homann, and A. Melzer, „Laser-excited waves in a plasma crystal“, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 59 (1999) A453. link
  • A. Homann, A. Melzer, and A. Piel, „Measuring the charge on single particles by laser-excited resonances in plasma crystals“, Phys. Rev. E 59 (1999) 3835. link
  • H. Schollmeyer, A. Melzer, A. Homann, and A. Piel, „Dust-dust and dust-plasma interactions of monolayer plasma crystals“, Phys. Plasmas 6 (1999) 2693. link
  • A. Melzer, V.A. Schweigert, and A. Piel, „Transition from attractive to repulsive forces in dust molecules in a plasma sheath “, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83 (1999) 3194. link
  • A. Homann, A. Melzer, R. Madani and A. Piel, „Laser excited dust lattice waves in plasma crystals“, Phys. Lett. A 242 (1998) 173. link
  • V.A. Schweigert, I.V. Schweigert, A. Melzer, A. Homann, and A. Piel,“Plasma crystal melting: a nonequilibrium phase transition “, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 (1998) 5345. link
  • I.V. Schweigert, V.A. Schweigert, V.M. Bedanov, A. Melzer, A. Homann, and A. Piel, “Instability and melting of a crystal of microscopic particles in a radio-frequency discharge plasma“, JETP 87 (1998) 905.
  • A. Homann, A. Melzer, S. Peters and A. Piel, „Determination of the dust screening length by laser excited lattice waves“, Phys. Rev. E 56 (1997) 7138. link
  • A. Melzer, A. Homann and A. Piel, „Experimental investigation of the melting transition of the plasma crystal“, Phys. Rev. E 53 (1996) 2757. link
  • A. Melzer, V.A. Schweigert, I.V. Schweigert, A. Homann, S. Peters and A. Piel, „Structure and stability of the Plasma Crystal “, Phys. Rev. E 54 (1996) 46. link
  • V.A. Schweigert, I.V. Schweigert, A. Melzer, A. Homann, S. Peters and A. Piel, „Alignment and instability of dust crystals in plasmas“, Phys. Rev. E 54 (1996) 4155. link
  • S. Peters, A. Homann, A. Melzer and A. Piel, “Measurement of dust particle shielding in a plasma from oscillations of a linear chain “, Phys. Lett A 223 (1996) 389. link
  • T. Trottenberg, A. Melzer and A. Piel, „Measurement of the electric charge on particulates forming Coulomb crystals in the sheath of a radiofrequency plasma“, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 4 (1995) 450. link
  • A. Melzer, R. Flohr and A. Piel, „Comparison of probe measurements and emission spectroscopy in a radiofrequency discharge“, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 4 (1995) 424. link
  • R. Flohr, A. Melzer and A. Piel, „On the influence of secondary electrons in rf discharges in helium“, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 3 (1994) 206. link
  • A. Melzer, T. Trottenberg and A. Piel, “Experimental Determination of the charge on dust particles forming Coulomb lattices “, Phys. Lett. A  191 (1994) 301. link