Ute Ebert: Publications in journals and refereed proceedings

ordered by date, last update on Oct. 29, 2014
(back to homepage Ebert)

Submitted/revised:

Positive streamers in air of varying density: experiments on the scaling of the excitation density,
D. Dubrovin, S. Nijdam, T. Clevis, L. Heijmans, U. Ebert, Y. Yair, C. Price,
submitted to J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.

Experimental study on hard X-rays emitted from metre-scale negative discharges in air,
P.O. Kochkin, A.P.J. van Deursen, U. Ebert,
revised for J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.

Calculation of beams of positrons, neutrons and protons associated with terrestrial gamma-ray flashes,
C. Köhn, U. Ebert,
revised for J. Geophys. Res.

Numerical and experimental investigation of dielectric recovery in super-critical nitrogen,
J. Zhang, A.H. Markosyan, M. Seeger, E.M. van Veldhuizen, E.J.M. van Heesch, U. Ebert,
revised for Plasma Sources Sci. Technol.

Accepted/in press:

Coupling between atmospheric layers in gaseous giant planets due to lightning-generated electromagnetic pulses,
A. Luque, D. Dubrovin, F.J. Gordillo-Vazquez, U. Ebert, F.C. Parra-Rojas, Y. Yair, C. Price,
accepted for J. Geophys. Res.

Published:

2014

Streamer discharges can move perpendicularly to the electric field,
S. Nijdam, E. Takahashi, J. Teunissen, U. Ebert,
New J. Phys. 16, 103038 [9 pages] (2014), paper with video abstract.

Propagation of a positive streamer towards a dielectric tip in pure nitrogen and in air,
A. Dubinova, J. Teunissen, U. Ebert,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42 2392-2393 (2014), doi:10.1109/TPS.2014.2360314, paper.

Stroboscopic images of streamers through air and over dielectric surfaces,
D.J.M. Trienekens, S. Nijdam, U. Ebert,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42, 2400-2401 (2014), doi:10.1109/TPS.2014.2335615, paper.

3D particle simulation of positive streamer inception from a needle electrode in supercritical nitrogen,
A.B. Sun, J. Teunissen, U. Ebert,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42, 2416-2417 (2014), doi:10.1109/TPS.2014.2308724, paper.

The inception of pulsed discharges in air: simulations in background fields above and below breakdown,
A.B. Sun, J. Teunissen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 445205 [9 pages] (2014), paper.

Impact of lightning on the lower ionosphere of Saturn and possible generation of halos and sprites,
D. Dubrovin, A. Luque, F.J. Gordillo-Vazquez, Y. Yair, F.C. Parra-Rojas, U. Ebert, C. Price,
Icarus 241, 313-328 (2014), paper.

A time scale for electrical screening in pulsed gas discharges,
J. Teunissen, A.B. Sun, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 365203 [7 pages] (2014), paper.

PumpKin: A tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models,
A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F.J. Gordillo-Vazquez, U. Ebert,
Computer Physics Communications 185, 2697-2702 (2014), paper and related webpage.

Proceedings of the 27th Summer School and Int. Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases SPIG 2014, Belgrade, Serbia, Aug. 2014:

Proceedings of ESCAMPIG XXII, Greifswald, Germany, July 2014:

Proceedings of 2nd TEA-IS summer school, Collioure, France, June 2014:

Proceedings of IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, Santa Fe, June 2014:

The structure of ionization showers in air generated by electrons with 1 MeV energy or less,
C. Köhn and U. Ebert,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23, 045001 [13 pages] (2014), paper.

The importance of electron-electron Bremsstrahlung for terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, electron beams and electron-positron beams,
C. Köhn, U. Ebert, A. Mangiarotti,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 252001 [6 pages] (2014), paper.

Investigation of positive streamers by double-pulse experiments, effects of repetition rate and gas mixture,
S. Nijdam, E. Takahashi, A.H. Markosyan, U. Ebert,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23, 025008 [15 pages] (2014), paper.

Experimental study of the spatio-temporal development of metre-scale negative discharge in air,
P.O. Kochkin, A.P.J. van Deursen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 145203 [15 pages] (2014), paper.

Controlling the weights of simulation particles: adaptive particle management using k-d trees,
J. Teunissen and U. Ebert,
J. Comput. Phys. 259, 318 [13 pages] (2014), paper.

Growing discharge trees with self-consistent charge transport: the collective dynamics of streamers,
A. Luque and U. Ebert,
New Journal of Physics 16, 013039 [26 pages] (2014), paper.

Angular distribution of Bremsstrahlung photons and of positrons for calculations of terrestrial gamma-ray flashes and positron beams,
C. Köhn and U. Ebert,
Atmospheric Research 135-136, 432 [34 pages] (2014), paper.

2013

High order fluid model for streamer discharges: I. Derivation of model and transport data,
S. Dujko, A.H. Markosyan, R.D. White and U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 475202 [17 pages] (2013), paper.

High order fluid model for streamer discharges: II. Numerical solution and investigation of planar fronts,
A.H. Markosyan, S. Dujko and U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 475203 [14 pages] (2013), paper.

Streamers in air splitting into three branches,
L.C.J. Heijmans, S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
Europhys. Lett. (EPL) 103, 25002 [6 pages] (2013), doi:10.1209/0295-5075/103/25002, paper.

Proceedings of the European Planetary Science Congress EPSC, London, Sept. 2013:

Proceedings of the XXth Symposium on Physics of Switching Arc, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept. 2013: Proceedings of the 31st Int. Conf. Phenomena in Ionized Gases ICPIG, Granada, July 2013: Why isolated streamer discharges hardly exist above the breakdown field in atmospheric air,
A.B. Sun, J. Teunissen and U. Ebert,
Geophys. Res. Lett. 40, 2417 [6 pages] (2013), doi:10.1002/grl.50457, paper.

Inception and propagation of positive streamers in high-purity nitrogen: effects of the voltage rise-rate,
T.T.J. Clevis, S. Nijdam, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D.: Appl. Phys. 46, 045202 [9 pages] (2013), doi:10.1088/0022-3727/46/4/045202, paper.

2012

Experimental study of hard X-rays emitted from meter-scale positive discharges in air,
P.O. Kochkin, C.V. Nguyen, A.P.J. van Deursen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D.: Appl. Phys. 45, 425202 [10 pages] (2012), doi:10.1088/0022-3727/45/42/425202, paper.

A comparison of 3D fluid, particle and hybrid model for negative streamers,
C. Li, J. Teunissen, M. Nool, W. Hundsdorfer, U. Ebert,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 21, 055019 [14 pages] (2012), doi:10.1088/0963-0252/21/5/055019, paper.

An introduction to nonequilibrium plasmas at atmospheric pressure, text (45 pages),
S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, P. Bruggeman and U. Ebert,
first chapter in book Plasma Chemistry and Catalysis in Gases and Liquids, link to book,
eds.: V.I. Parvulescu, M. Magureanu, P. Lukes, ISBN 978-3-527-33006-5, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, June 2012.

Proceedings of the 19th Int. Conf. on Gas Discharges and Their Applications GD2012, Beijing, China, Sept 2012:

Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering SCEE2012, Zürich, Switzerland, Sept 2012: Proceedings of the 26th Summer School and Int. Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases SPIG 2012, Zrenjanin, Serbia, Sept 2012: Proceedings of XXIth ESCAMPIG, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, July 2012: Proceedings of the TEA-IS summer school, Torremolinos, Spain, June 2012: Preface to the special issue on Computational Plasma Physics,
by guest editors B. Koren, U. Ebert, T. Gombosi, H. Guillard, R. Keppens, D. Knoll,
J. Comput. Phys. 231, 717 (2012), doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2011.11.012, preface.

Spatially hybrid computations for streamer discharges: II. Fully 3D simulations,
Chao Li, Ute Ebert, Willem Hundsdorfer,
J. Comput. Phys. 231, 1020-1050 (2012), doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2011.07.023, paper.

Density models for streamer discharges: beyond cylindrical symmetry and homogeneous media,
Alejandro Luque, Ute Ebert,
J. Comput. Phys. 231, 904-918 (2012), doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2011.04.019, paper.

2011

Simulated avalanche formation around streamers in an overvolted air gap,
Chao Li, Ute Ebert, Willem Hundsdorfer
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 39, 2256-2257 (2011), doi:10.1109/TPS.2011.2163528, paper.

A peculiar streamer morphology created by a complex voltage pulse,
S. Nijdam, K. Miermans, E.M. van Veldhuizen and U. Ebert,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 39, 2216-2217 (2011), doi:10.1109/TPS.2011.2158661, paper.

Electron density fluctuations accelerate the branching of streamer discharges in air,
Alejandro Luque, Ute Ebert,
Phys. Rev. E 84, 046411 [7 pages] (2011), paper.

Probing background ionization: Positive streamers with a varying pulse repetition rate and with a radioactive admixture,
S. Nijdam, G. Wormeester, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 44, 455201 [16 pages] (2011), paper.

Proceedings of EPSC-DPS, Nantes, France, Oct. 2011:
Detectability of sprites above lightning storms on the giant planets [2 pages], by D. Dubrovin, Y. Yair, Y. Takahashi, C. Price, S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert, paper.

Proceedings of Int. Conf. Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG), Belfast, Aug. 2011:

Proceedings of 4th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC), Zlatibor, Serbia, Aug. 2011: Proceedings of Int. Conf. Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 2011:

Boltzmann equation analysis of electron transport in a N2-O2 streamer discharge,
Sasa Dujko, Ute Ebert, R.D. White, and Z.Lj. Petrovic,
Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 50, 08JC01 [6 pages] (2011), doi:10.1143/JJAP.50.08JC01, paper.

Feather-like structures in positive streamers interpreted as electron avalanches,
Gideon Wormeester, Sander Nijdam, Ute Ebert,
Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 50, 08JA01 [4 pages] (2011), doi:10.1143/JJAP.50.08JA01, paper.

Multiple scales in streamer discharges, with an emphasis on moving boundary approximations,
Ute Ebert, F. Brau, G. Derks, W. Hundsdorfer, C.-Y. Kao, C. Li, A. Luque, B. Meulenbroek, S. Nijdam, V. Ratushnaya, L. Schäfer, S. Tanveer,
Nonlinearity 24, C1-C26 (2011), doi:10.1088/0951-7715/24/1/C01, paper,
and cover illustration of Nonlinearity in 2011, related to the review.

2010

Probing photo-ionization: Simulations of positive streamers in varying N2:O2-mixtures,
G. Wormeester, S. Pancheshnyi, A. Luque, S. Nijdam, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43, 505201 (2010), doi:10.1088/0022-3727/43/50/505201 (13p), paper.

Comment on "NOx production in laboratory discharges simulating blue jets and red sprites" by H. Peterson et al.,
Sander Nijdam, Eddie van Veldhuizen, Ute Ebert,
J. Geophys. Res. 115, A12305 (2010), doi:10.1029/2010JA015861 (4p), paper.

Feather-like structures in positive streamers,
Gideon Wormeester, Sander Nijdam, Ute Ebert,
refereed proceedings of GEC-ICRP 2010, paper [2 pages].

Boltzmann equation analysis and Monte Carlo simulation of electron transport in a N2-O2 streamer discharge,
Sasa Dujko, Ute Ebert, R.D. White, and Z.Lj. Petrovic,
refereed proceedings of GEC-ICRP 2010, paper [2 pages].

Electron transport data in N2-O2 streamer plasma discharges,
Sasa Dujko, Ute Ebert, Ronald White, and Zoran Lj. Petrovic,
Publ. Astron. Obs. Belgrade 89 71-74 (2010), paper (presented at SPIG 2010).

Propagation mechanisms of positive streamers in air and other N2:O2 mixtures: photo-ionization versus background ionization,
Gideon Wormeester, Sander Nijdam, Sergey Pancheshnyi, Alejandro Luque, Eddie van Veldhuizen, Ute Ebert,
paper P2.64 [2 pages] in the refereed proceedings of ESCAMPIG 2010.

Review of recent results on streamer discharges and their relevance for sprites and lightning,
U. Ebert, S. Nijdam, C. Li, A. Luque, T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen,
J. Geophys. Res. 115, A00E43 (2010), doi:10.1029/2009JA014867 (13p), paper,
enhanced figures: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, Fig. 4.

A moving boundary model motivated by electric breakdown: II. Initial value problem,
C.-Y. Kao, F. Brau, U. Ebert, L Schäfer, S. Tanveer,
Physica D 239, 1542-1559 (2010), doi: 10.1016/j.physd.2010.03.011, paper.

Sprite discharges on Venus and Jupiter-like planets: a laboratory investigation,
D. Dubrovin, S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert, Y. Yair, C. Price,
J. Geophys. Res. 115, A00E34 (2010), doi:10.1029/2009JA014851 (13p), paper,
enhanced figures: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, Fig. 4, Fig. 5, Fig. 6, Fig. 7, Fig. 8, Fig. 9, Fig. 10.

Sprites in varying air density: charge conservation, glowing negative trails and changing velocity,
A. Luque, U. Ebert,
Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L06806, doi:10.1029/2009GL041982 (2010), paper,
enhanced figures: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3,
highlighted by the journal's editor.
Auxiliary material for this article (from the journal page) contains an animation showing temporal evolution of the electron number density and the reduced electric field in our sprite simulation and a figure showing that, due to the negative charging of the upper region of the streamer channel, the electric field points inward around that region:
1. Reduced electric field (left) and radial component of the reduced electric field (right). (2.7 MB TIF).
2. Temporal evolution of the electron number density (left) and the reduced electric field (right) in our sprite simulation. (318 kB AVI).

Probing photo-ionization: Experiments on positive streamers in pure gases and mixtures,
S. Nijdam, F.M.J.H. van de Wetering, R. Blanc, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43, 145204 (2010), paper,
with supplementary data (as available from the journal page):
1. Extension of figure 5 for other voltages. Overview of streamer discharges produced with the C-supply and imaged with long exposure times. (1.4 MB JPG).
2. Movie of a streamer discharge in pure nitrogen at 25 mbar. A subset of the frames of this movie is shown in figure 9 in the paper. All frames are from separate discharge events. (4.49 MB AVI).
3. Movie of a streamer discharge in pure nitrogen at 100 mbar. A subset of the frames of this movie is shown in figure 10 in the paper. All frames are from separate discharge events. (1.88 MB AVI).

Spatially hybrid computations for streamer discharges with generic features of pulled fronts: I. Planar fronts,
C. Li, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer,
J. Comput. Phys. 229, 200-220 (2010), paper.

2009

Emergence of sprite streamers from screening-ionization waves in the lower ionosphere,
A. Luque, U. Ebert,
Nature Geoscience 2, 757-760 (2009), online, paper with supplement,
and the movies from the supplement as avi: electron density and reduced electric field.

3D hybrid computations for streamer discharges and production of run-away electrons,
C. Li, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 202003 (5p) (2009), paper,
and movie belonging to figure 3.

Diameters of positive streamers in pure N2/O2 mixtures,
S. Nijdam, F.M.J.H. van de Wetering, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
refereed proceedings of ICPIG 2009, paper PA10-13 [4 pages, 4 figures].

A study on the possibility of sprites in the atmospheres of other planets,
Y. Yair, Y. Takahashi, R. Yaniv, U. Ebert, Y. Goto,
J. Geophys. Res. 114, E09002 (10p) (2009), paper,
covered in
Alien sprites, Research Highlight in Nature, pdf, 17 sept. 2009.

Moving boundary approximation for curved streamer ionization fronts: numerical tests,
F. Brau, A. Luque, B. Davidovitch, U. Ebert,
Phys. Rev. E 79, 066211 (9p) (2009), paper.

3D properties of pulsed corona discharges,
E.M. van Veldhuizen, S. Nijdam, A. Luque, F. Brau, U. Ebert,
Eur. Phys. J. - Appl. Phys. 47, 22811 (5p) (2009), paper.

A moving boundary problem motivated by electric breakdown: I. Spectrum of linear perturbations,
S. Tanveer, L. Schäfer, F. Brau, U. Ebert,
Physica D 238, 888-901 (2009), paper.

Reconnection and merging of positive streamers in air,
S. Nijdam, C.G.C. Geurts, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 045201 (9p) (2009), paper,
and movies belonging to figure 6 and figure 9.

2008

Moving boundary approximation for curved streamer ionization fronts: Solvability analysis,
F. Brau, B. Davidovitch, U. Ebert,
Phys. Rev. E 78, 056212 (2008) [21 pages, 6 figures], paper.

Streamers, sprites, leaders, lightning: from micro- to macroscales,
review and editorial introduction to the cluster issue on "Streamers, Sprites and Lightning" in J. Phys. D,
U. Ebert, D.D. Sentman,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41, 230301 (2008) [7 pages, 74 references], paper.

Positive and negative streamers in ambient air: measuring diameter, velocity and dissipated energy,
T.M.P. Briels, J. Kos, G.J.J. Winands, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41, 234004 (2008) [11 pages, 8 figures], paper.

Positive and negative streamers in ambient air: modeling evolution and velocities,
A. Luque, V. Ratushnaya, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41, 234005 (2008) [11 pages, 10 figures], paper.

Positive streamers in air and nitrogen of varying density: experiments on similarity laws,
T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41, 234008 (2008) [14 pages, 11 figures], paper.

Multiple X-ray bursts from long discharges in air,
C.V. Nguyen, A.P.J. van Deursen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41, 234012 (2008) [7 pages, 7 figures], paper.

Positive streamers in ambient air and in a nitrogen-oxygen-mixture (99.8:0.2),
T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 906-907 (2008), paper.

Time resolved measurements of streamer inception in air,
T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 908-909 (2008), paper.

Avalanche to streamer transition in particle simulations,
C. Li, U. Ebert, W.J.M. Brok,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 910-911 (2008), paper.

Interacting streamers in air: The evolution of the space-charge layer in their heads,
A. Luque, U. Ebert,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 914-915 (2008), paper.

Interaction of streamers in air and other oxygen-nitrogen mixtures,
A. Luque, U. Ebert, and W. Hundsdorfer,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 075005 (2008), paper,
covered in
A bolt from the blue, Research Highlight in Nature, pdf, 4 sept. 2008.

3D properties of pulsed corona discharges,
E.M. van Veldhuizen, S. Nijdam, A. Luque, F. Brau, U. Ebert,
proceedings of Hakone XI, Oleron Island, Sept. 08 [5 pages, 5 figures], paper.

Three papers in the refereed proceedings of the 19th ESCAMPIG, Granada, Spain, July 2008:

Saffman-Taylor streamers: Mutual finger interaction in spark formation,
A. Luque, F. Brau, U. Ebert,
Phys. Rev. E 78, 016206 (2008) [6 pages, 6 figures], paper.

Laplacian instability of planar streamer ionization fronts - an example of pulled front analysis,
G. Derks, U. Ebert, B. Meulenbroek,
J. Nonlinear Sci. 18, 551-590 (2008) [40 pages, 8 figures], paper with a short erratum (p. 591-592).

Comment on M. Arrayás, M.A. Fontelos, J.L. Trueba, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 165001 (2005),
U. Ebert, G. Derks,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 139501 (2008), paper.

Stereo-photography of streamers in air,
S. Nijdam, J.S. Moerman, T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 101502 (2008) [3 pages, 5 figures], paper.

Construction and test of a moving boundary model for negative streamer discharges,
F. Brau, A. Luque, B. Meulenbroek, U. Ebert, L. Schäfer,
Phys. Rev. E 77, 026219 (2008) [10 pages, 7 figures], paper.

Spatial coupling of particle and fluid models for streamers: where nonlocality matters,
C. Li, U. Ebert, W.J.M. Brok, W. Hundsdorfer,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41, 032005 (2008) [4 pages, 5 figures], paper.

2007

Theory of superfast fronts of impact ionization in semiconductor structures,
P. Rodin, U. Ebert, A. Minarsky, I. Grekhov,
J. Appl. Phys. 102, 034508 (2007) [13 pages, 10 figures], paper.

Spatio-temporal patterns in a semiconductor-gas-discharge system: stability analysis and full numerical solutions,
I.R. Rafatov, D.D. Sijacic, U. Ebert,
Phys. Rev. E 76, 036206 (2007) [18 pages, 20 figures], paper.

Convective stabilization of a Laplacian moving boundary problem with kinetic undercooling,
U. Ebert, B. Meulenbroek, L. Schäfer,
SIAM J. Appl. Math. 68, 292-310 (2007) [19 pages, 7 figures], paper.

Four papers in the refereed proceedings of XXVIIIth ICPIG, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2007:

Kugelblitz ohne Plasma? (Ball lightning without plasma?),
U. Ebert,
Physik Journal (ed. German Physical Society) 6, Nr. 3, 18-19 (2007) [2 pages, 2 figures], page proofs (compact pdf), pp. 18, 19 (large jpg).

Deviations from the local field approximation in negative streamer heads,
C. Li, W.J.M. Brok, U. Ebert, J.J.A.M. van der Mullen,
J. Appl. Phys. 101, 123305 (2007) [14 pages, 10 figures], paper.

Photoionisation in negative streamers: fast computations and two propagation modes,
A. Luque, U. Ebert, C. Montijn, W. Hundsdorfer,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 081501 (2007), paper.

2006

Circuit dependence of the diameter of pulsed positive streamers in air,
T.M.P. Briels, J. Kos, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 5201-5210 (2006), paper.

Pulsed positive corona in different gaps in air,
E.M. van Veldhuizen, T.M.P. Briels, J. Kos, U. Ebert,
refereed proceedings of XVI'th Int. Conf. on Gas Discharges and their applications, Xi'an, China, Sept. 2006 [4 pages, 7 figures].

Experiments and calculations on pulsed streamers in air and nitrogen,
T.M.P. Briels, J. Kos, E.M. van Veldhuizen, C. Montijn, A. Luque, U. Ebert,
refereed proceedings of 5th Int. Symp. on Non Thermal Plasma Technology (ISNTPT5), Ile d'Oleron, France, June 2006 [6 pages, 9 figures].

Spatio-temporal patterns in a DC "barrier" discharge system: numerical solutions and stability analysis,
I. Rafatov, D. Sijacic, U. Ebert,
refereed proceedings of ESCAMPIG 2006 [2 pages, 3 figures], paper.

An adaptive grid refinement strategy for the simulation of negative streamers,
C. Montijn, W. Hundsdorfer, U. Ebert,
J. Comp. Phys. 219, 801-835 (2006), paper.

Numerical convergence of the branching time of negative streamers,
C. Montijn, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer,
Phys. Rev. E 73, 065401 (2006) [rapid comm., 4 pages], paper.

Diffusion correction to the Raether-Meek criterion for the avalanche-to-streamer transition,
C. Montijn, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 2979-2992 (2006), paper.

The multiscale nature of streamers,
U. Ebert, C. Montijn, T.M.P. Briels, W. Hundsdorfer, B. Meulenbroek, A. Rocco, E.M. van Veldhuizen,
Plasma Sources Science and Technology 15, S118-S129 (2006), paper.

2005

Regularization of moving boundaries in a Laplacian field by a mixed Dirichlet-Neumann boundary condition: exact results,
B. Meulenbroek, U. Ebert, L. Schäfer,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 195004 (2005), paper.

Influences of the pulsed power supply on corona streamer appearance,
E.M. van Veldhuizen, T.M.P. Briels, L.R. Grabowskii, A.J.M. Pemen, U. Ebert,
refereed proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas: Sources and Applications,
Aug./Sept. 2005, Univ. Gent, CAPPSA 2005 (4 pages), paper.

Experiments on the diameter of positive streamers in air,
T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
refereed proceedings of the XXVII'th ICPIG 2005 (4 pages), paper.

Adaptive grid simulations of negative streamers in nitrogen in under- and overvolted gaps,
C. Montijn, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer,
refereed proceedings of the XXVII'th ICPIG 2005 (5 pages), paper.

Oscillations in DC driven "barrier" discharges: numerical solutions, stability analysis and phase diagram,
D.D. Sijacic, U. Ebert, I. Rafatov,
Phys. Rev. E 71, 066402 (2005) [12 pages], paper.

Numerical solutions and conformal analysis of growing and branching negative discharge streamers,
C. Montijn, B. Meulenbroek, U. Ebert and W. Hundsdorfer,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Science 33, 260-261 (2005), paper.

Branching of positive discharge streamers in air at varying pressures,
T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen and U. Ebert,
IEEE Trans. Plasma Science 33, 264-265 (2005), paper.

2004

Experiments on propagating and branching positive streamers in air,
T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert,
refereed proceedings of XVth Int. Conf. on Gas Discharges and Appl., Toulouse, France, Sept. 2004, [4 pages], paper.

Dependence of the transition from Townsend to glow discharge on secondary emission,
Yu.P. Raizer, U. Ebert, D.D. Sijacic,
Phys. Rev. E 70, 017401 (2004) [3 pages], paper.

Kosmische Zündfunken?,
M. Füllekrug, U. Ebert,
Physik Journal 3 (2004) No. 2, 17-18, pageproofs (compact pdf), p. 17, 18 (large jpg).

Pattern forming pulled fronts: bounds and universal convergence,
U. Ebert, W. Spruijt, and W. van Saarloos,
Physica D 199, 13-32 (2004), paper.

Period doubling in glow discharges: local versus global differential conductivity,
D.D. Sijacic, U. Ebert and I. Rafatov,
Phys. Rev. E 70, 056220 (2004) [6 pages], paper.

Stability of negative ionization fronts: regularization by electric screening?,
M. Arrayas and U. Ebert,
Phys. Rev. E 69, 036214 (2004) [10 pages], paper.

Streamer Branching rationalized by Conformal Mapping Techniques,
B. Meulenbroek, A. Rocco, and U. Ebert,
Phys. Rev. E 69, 067402 (2004) [4 pages], paper.

2003

The coherent scattering function in the reptation model: simulations compared to theory,
A. Baumgärtner, U. Ebert, and L. Schäfer,
Eur. Phys. J. E 12, 303-319 (2003), paper.

Proceedings of XXVI Int. Conf. on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG),
Greifswald, Germany, July 2003:
Spontaneous Branching of Anode-Directed Discharge Streamers: Conformal Analysis and Numerical Results,,
U. Ebert, B. Meulenbroek, C. Montijn, A. Rocco, and W. Hundsdorfer, article.

2002

Reply by U. Ebert and W. Hundsdorfer,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 229402 (2002)
on Comment by A.A. Kulikovsky, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 229401 (2002)
on M. Arrayás, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 174502 (2002).

Transition from Townsend to glow discharge: subcritical, mixed or supercritical characteristics,
D. Sijacic and U. Ebert,
Phys. Rev. E 66, 066410 (2002) [12 pages], paper.

Branching of negative streamers in free flight,
A. Rocco, U. Ebert, and W. Hundsdorfer,
Phys. Rev. E 66, 035102(R) (2002), paper.

Four papers for proceedings:

Superfast fronts of impact ionization in initially unbiased layered semiconductor structures,
P. Rodin, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer, I.V. Grekhov,
J. Appl. Phys. 92, 1971 - 1980 (2002), paper.

The coherent scattering function in the reptation model: analysis beyond asymptotic limits,
L. Schäfer, U. Ebert, and A. Baumgärtner,
Phys. Rev. E 65, 061505 (2002) [30 pages], paper.

Tunneling-assisted impact ionization fronts in semiconductors,
P. Rodin, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer, I.V. Grekhov,
J. Appl. Phys. 92, 958 - 964 (2002), paper.

Spontaneous branching of anode-directed streamers between planar electrodes,
M. Arrayás, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 174502 (2002), paper,
accompanied by a Physical Review Focus Sparks branch like coral reefs,
and previewed in the science update in Nature Lightning forks illuminated.

The diffusion coefficient of propagating fronts with multiplicative noise,
A. Rocco, J. Casademunt, U. Ebert, W. van Saarloos,
Phys. Rev. E 65, 012102 (2002), paper.

How do sinking phytoplankton species manage to persist?,
J. Huisman, M. Arrayás, U. Ebert, B. Sommeijer,
The American Naturalist 159, 245 - 254 (2002), paper.

Universal algebraic convergence in time of pulled fronts: the common mechanism for difference-differential and partial differential equations,
U. Ebert, W. van Saarloos, and L.A. Peletier,
Eur. J. Appl. Math. 13, 53 - 66 (2002), paper.

Until 2001

Critical conditions for phytoplankton blooms,
U. Ebert, M. Arrayás, N. Temme, B. Sommeijer, J. Huisman,
Bull. Math. Biol. 63, 1095 - 1124 (2001), paper.

Pattern Formation in Electric Discharges,
U. Ebert and M. Arrayás, p. 270 - 282 in: Coherent Structures in Complex Systems,
eds.: D. Reguera et al., Lecture Notes in Physics 567 (Springer, Berlin 2001), book chapter.

Subdiffusive fluctuations of ``pulled'' fronts with multiplicative noise,
A. Rocco, U. Ebert, and W. van Saarloos,
Phys. Rev. E 62, R13 - R16 (2000), paper.

Breakdown of the standard Perturbation Theory and Moving Boundary Approximation for ``Pulled'' Fronts,
U. Ebert and W. van Saarloos,
Phys. Rep. 337, 139 - 156 (2000), paper.

Universal algebraic relaxation of velocity and phase in pulled fronts generating periodic or chaotic states,
C. Storm, W. Spruijt, U. Ebert, and W. van Saarloos,
Phys. Rev. E 61, R6063 -- R6066 (2000), paper.

Front propagation into unstable states: Universal algebraic convergence towards uniformly translating pulled fronts,
U. Ebert and W. van Saarloos,
Physica D 146, 1 - 99 (2000), paper.

Reptational dynamics of a polymer chain is stable against kinematic disorder,
L. Schäfer, A. Baumgärtner, and U. Ebert,
Eur. Phys. J. B 10, 105 - 117 (1999), paper.

Universal algebraic relaxation of fronts propagating into an unstable state and implications for moving boundary approximations,
U. Ebert and W. van Saarloos,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 1650 - 1653 (1998), paper.

Segment Motion in the Reptation Model of Polymer Dynamics. I. Analytical Investigation,
U. Ebert, L. Schäfer, and A. Baumgärtner,
J. Stat. Phys. 90, 1325 - 1373 (1998), paper.

Segment Motion in the Reptation Model of Polymer Dynamics. II. Simulations,
A. Baumgärtner, U. Ebert, and L. Schäfer,
J. Stat. Phys. 90, 1375 - 1400 (1998), paper.

Short time behavior in de Gennes' reptation model,
U. Ebert, A. Baumgärtner, and L. Schäfer,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1592 - 1595 (1997), paper.

Propagation and Structure of Planar Streamer Fronts,
U. Ebert, W. van Saarloos, and C. Caroli,
Phys. Rev. E 55, 1530 - 1549 (1997), paper.

Streamer Propagation as a Pattern Formation Problem: Planar Fronts,
U. Ebert, W. van Saarloos, and C. Caroli,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4178 - 4181 (1996), paper.

Universal Short-time Motion of a Polymer in a Random Environment - Analytical Calculations, a Blob Picture, and Monte Carlo Results,
U. Ebert, A. Baumgärtner, and L. Schäfer,
Phys. Rev. E 53, 950 - 965 (1996), paper.

Polymer Diffusion in Quenched Disorder - a Renormalization Group Approach,
U. Ebert,
J. Stat. Phys. 82, 183 - 265 (1996), paper.

Polymer Dynamics in Random Media, Replica Theory, Ternary Systems: Mappings and Equivalences
U. Ebert and L. Schäfer,
Makromol. Chem./ Macromol. Symp. 81, 31 - 44 (1994).

Universal Aspects of Polymer Diffusion in Random Media,
L. Schäfer and U. Ebert,
Makromol. Chem./ Macromol. Symp. 81, 17 - 29 (1994).

Dynamical Renormalization of Polymers in Quenched Disorder: Long-Time Diffusion and Short-Time Anomalies,
U. Ebert and L. Schäfer,
Europhys. Lett. 21, 741 - 746 (1993), paper.

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