Publications in journals and refereed proceedings

ordered by date, last update on May 12, 2018.

Submitted/revised:

Generation of seed electrons by extensive air showers, and the lightning inception problem,
Casper Rutjes, Ute Ebert, Stijn Buitink, Olaf Scholten, Gia Thi Ngoc Trinh,
submitted to J. Geophys. Res.

Modeling neutron emissions in High Energy Atmospheric Phenomena,
Gabriel Diniz, Casper Rutjes, Ute Ebert, Ivan S. Ferreira, Fernanda T. Sao Sabbas,
submitted to J. Geophys. Res.

Evaluation of Monte Carlo tools for high energy atmospheric physics II: relativistic runaway electron avalanches,
David Sarria, Casper Rutjes, Gabriel Diniz, Alejandro Luque, Kevin M. A. Ihaddadene, Joseph R. Dwyer, Nikolai Ostgaard, Alexander B. Skeltved, Ivan S. Ferreira, Ute Ebert,
submitted to Geoscientific Model Development (GMD).

Comparison of six simulation codes for positive streamers in air,
B. Bagheri, J. Teunissen, U. Ebert, M.M. Becker, S. Chen, O. Ducasse, O. Eichwald, D. Loffhagen, A. Luque, D. Mihailova, J.M. Plewa, J. van Dijk, M. Yousfi,
submitted to Plasma Sources Sci. Technol.

Afivo: a framework for quadtree/octree AMR with shared memory parallelization and geometric multigrid methods,
J. Teunissen, U. Ebert,
revised for Computer Physics Communications, preprint and open source code.

Accepted/in press

Characteristics of a novel nanosecond DBD microplasma reactor for flow applications,
A. Elkholy, S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, N. Dam, J. van Oijen, U. Ebert, L.P.H. de Goey,
accepted for Plasma Sources Sci. Technol., preprint.

Published:

  2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009
  2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   until 2001

2018

Burning velocity measurement of lean methane-air flames in a new nanosecond DBD microplasma burner platform,
A. Elkholy, Y. Shoshyn, S. Nijdam, J. van Oijen, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert, L.P.H. de Goey,
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 95, 18-26 (2018), paper.

LOFAR Lightning Imaging: Mapping lightning with nanosecond precision,
B.M. Hare, O. Scholten, A. Bonardi, S. Buitink, A. Corstanje, U. Ebert, H. Falcke, J.R. Hörandel, H. Leijnse, P. Mitra, K. Mulrey, A. Nelles, J.P. Rachen, L. Rosetto, C. Rutjes, P. Schellart, S. Thoudam, T.N.G. Trinh, S. ter Veen, T. Winchen,
J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres. 123, doi: 10.1002/2017JD02813 (2018), paper.

2017

Simulating streamer discharges in 3D with the parallel adaptive Afivo framework,
J. Teunissen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 474001 [13 pages] (2017), paper.

TGF afterglows: a new radiation type from thunderstorms,
C. Rutjes, G. Diniz, I.S. Ferreira, U. Ebert,
Geophys. Res. Lett. 44, 10702 - 10712 (2017), https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075552, paper.

A natural neutron source,
C. Rutjes, U. Ebert,
Physics World, October 2017, pp. 13-15, pdf and web link.

Modeling heat dominated electric breakdown in air, with adaptivity to electron or ion time scales,
A. Agnihotri, W. Hundsdorfer, U. Ebert,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 26, 095003 [14 pages] (2017), paper.

The 2017 Plasma Road Map: Low Temperature Plasma Science and Technology,
I. Adamovich, S. Baalrud, A. Bogaerts, P.J. Bruggeman, M. Cappelli, V. Colombo, U. Czarnetzki, U. Ebert, J.G. Eden, P. Favia, D.B. Graves, S. Hamaguchi, G. Hieftje, M. Hori, I.D. Kaganovich, U. Kortshagen, M.J. Kushner, N.J. Mason, S. Mazouffre, S. Mededovic Thagard, H.-R. Metelmann, A. Mizuno, E. Moreau, A.B. Murphy, B.A. Niemira, G.S. Oehrlein, Z.Lj. Petrovic, L.C. Pitchford, Y.-K. Pu, S. Rauf, O. Sakai, S. Samukawa, S. Starikovskaia, J. Tennyson, K. Terashima, M.M. Turner, M.C.M. van de Sanden, A. Vardelle,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 323001 [46 pages] (2017), paper.

Spatiotemporally resolved imaging of streamer discharges in air generated in a wire-cylinder reactor with (sub)nanosecond voltage pulses,
T. Huiskamp, W. Sengers, F.J.C.M. Beckers, S. Nijdam, U. Ebert, E.J.M. van Heesch, A.J.M. Pemen,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 26, 075009 [19 pages] (2017) paper.

Thunderstorm electric fields probed by extensive air showers through their polarized radio emission,
T.N.G. Trinh, O. Scholten, A. Bonardi, S. Buitink, A. Corstanje, U. Ebert, J.E. Enriquez, H. Falcke, J.R. Hörandel, B.M. Hare, P. Mitra, K. Mulrey, A. Nelles, J.P. Rachen, L. Rosetto, C. Rutjes, P. Schellart, S. Thoudam, S. ter Veen, T. Winchen,
Phys. Rev. D 95, 083004 [10 pages] (2017), paper.

Three articles in Europhysical Journal - Web of Conferences:

  • Precision study of radio emission from air showers at LOFAR,
    O. Scholten, A. Bonardi, S. Buitink, A. Corstanje, U. Ebert, H. Falcke, J. Hörandel, P. Mitra, K. Mulrey, A. Nelles, J. Rachen, L. Rossetto, C. Rutjes, P. Schellart, S. Thoudam, G. Trinh, S. ter Veen, T. Winchen,
    Europhys. J. - Web of Conferences 136, 02012 [4 pages] (2017), paper.
  • Circular polarization of radio emission from air showers in thunderstorm conditions,
    T.N.G. Trinh, O. Scholten, A. Bonardi, S. Buitink, A. Corstanje, U. Ebert, J. E. Enriquez, H. Falcke, J.R. Hörandel, P. Mitra, K. Mulrey, A. Nelles, S. Thoudam, J.P. Rachen, L. Rossetto, C. Rutjes, P. Schellart, S. ter Veen, T. Winchen,
    Europhys. J. - Web of Conferences 135, 03002 [4 pages] (2017), paper.
  • Lightning Imaging with LOFAR,
    O. Scholten, Q.D. Hasankiadeh, F. Hendriks, D. Sardjan, G. Trinh, A. Bonard, S. Buitink, A. Corstanje, U. Ebert, H. Falcke, J. Hörandel, A. Nelles, J. Rachen, L. Rossetto, C. Rutjes, P. Schellart, S. Thoudam, S. ter Veen, T. Winchen, K. Mulrey, P. Mitra, J. Muller, R. Dina, W. Frieswijk,
    Europhys. J. - Web of Conferences 135, 03003 [4 pages] (2017), paper.

2016

Evaluation of Monte Carlo tools for high energy atmospheric physics,
C. Rutjes, D. Sarria, A.B. Skeltved, A. Luque, G. Diniz, N. Ostgaard, U. Ebert,
Geosci. Model Dev. 9, 3961 - 3974 (2016), doi:10.5194/gmd-9-3961-2016, open access to paper and all supplements, paper.

Pulsed positive discharges in air near a dielectric rod: experiments and simulations,
A. Dubinova, D. Trienekens, U. Ebert, S. Nijdam, T. Christen,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25, 055021 (17 pages) (2016), paper.

3D PIC-MCC simulations of discharge inception around a sharp anode in nitrogen/oxygen mixtures,
J. Teunissen, U. Ebert,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25, 044005 [13 pages] (2016), paper.

Coupling of discharge and gas dynamics in streamer-less spark formation in supercritical nitrogen,
Ashutosh Agnihotri, Willem Hundsdorfer and Ute Ebert,
Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 55, 07LD06 [4 pages] (2016), paper.

The role of free electrons in the guiding of positive streamers,
S. Nijdam, J. Teunissen, E. Takahashi, U. Ebert,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25, 044001 [13 pages] (2016), paper,
listed by the journal as one of the highlights in 2016.

Analyzing X-ray emissions from meter-scale negative discharges in ambient air,
P. Kochkin, C. Köhn, U. Ebert, A.P.J. van Deursen,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25, 044002 [16 pages] (2016), paper.

Atmospheric Electrification in Dusty, Reactive Gases in the Solar System and Beyond,
C. Helling, R. Giles Harrison, F. Honary, D.A. Diver, K. Aplin, I. Dobbs-Dixon, U. Ebert, S. Inutsuka, F.J. Gordillo-Vazquez, S. Littlefair,
Surveys in Geophysics 37, 705 [52 pages] (2016), open access, paper.

Influence of Atmospheric Electric Fields on Radio Emission from Cosmic-Ray Induced Air Showers,
T.N.G. Trinh, O. Scholten, S. Buitink, A.M. van den Berg, A. Corstanje, U. Ebert, J.E. Enriquez, H. Falcke, J.R. Hörandel, C. Köhn, A. Nelles, J.P. Rachen, C. Rutjes, P. Schellart, S. Thoudam, K.D. de Vries, S. ter Veen,
Phys. Rev. D 93, 023003 [17 pages] (2016), paper.

2015

Proceedings of the 9th ICRP, held together with the 68th Gaseous Electronics Conference GEC 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 2015:

  • Streamer discharge inception in a sub-breakdown electric field from a dielectric body with a frequency dependent dielectric permittivity [2 pages],
    by Anna Dubinova, Casper Rutjes and Ute Ebert, paper.
  • Coupling discharge and gas dynamics in streamer-less spark formation on the example of supercritical N2 [2 pages],
    by Ashutosh Agnihotri, Willem Hundsdorfer and Ute Ebert, paper.

Proceedings of the 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference ICRC2015, The Hague, The Netherlands, Aug. 2015:

  • Probing atmospheric electric fields in thunderstorms through radio emission from extensive air showers [8 pages],
    by T.N.G. Trinh, P. Schellart, S. Buitink, A. Corstanje, J.E. Enriquez, H. Falcke, J.R. Hörandel, A. Nelles, J.P. Rachen, L. Rossetto, O. Scholten, S. ter Veen, S. Thoudam, A.M. van den Berg, U. Ebert, C. Rutjes,
    Proceedings of Science (ICRC2015) 284, paper.

Comparing plasma fluid models of different order for 1D streamer ionization fronts,
A.H. Markosyan, J. Teunissen, S. Dujko, and U. Ebert,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24, 065002 [13 pages] (2015), paper.

Streamer knotwilg branching; sudden transition in morphology of positive streamers in nitrogen,
L. Heijmans, T. Clevis, S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, and U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48, 355202 [10 pages] (2015), paper.

Proceedings of the 32nd Int. Conf. on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (32nd ICPIG) in Iasi, Rumania, July 2015:

  • Experimental investigation of streamer affinity for dielectric surfaces [4 pages],
    by D.J.M. Trienekens, S. Nijdam, G. Akkermans, I. Plompen, T. Christen, U.M. Ebert, paper.
  • Affinity of pulsed positive discharges to dielectrics in N2:O2 mixtures [2 pages],
    by A. Dubinova, D.J.M. Trienekens, U. Ebert, S. Nijdam, paper.
  • Lightning inception from ice particles and extensive air showers [2 pages],
    by A. Dubinova, C. Rutjes, U. Ebert, S. Buitink, O. Scholten, T.N.G. Trinh, paper.

Prediction of lightning inception by large ice particles and extensive air showers,
A. Dubinova, C. Rutjes, U. Ebert, S. Buitink, O. Scholten, and T.N.G. Trinh,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 015002 [5 pages] (2015), paper.

Probing atmospheric electric fields in thunderstorms through radio emission from cosmic-ray induced air showers,
P. Schellart, T.N.G. Trinh, S. Buitink, A. Corstanje, J.E. Enriquez, H. Falcke, J.R. Hörandel, A. Nelles, J.P. Rachen, L. Rossetto, O. Scholten, S. ter Veen, S. Thoudam, U. Ebert, C. Köhn, C. Rutjes, and the LOFAR collaboration,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 165001 [5 pages] (2015), paper,
Suggestion of PRL's editor, and featured in Nature, in Science, and in physics.aps.org.

Nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges in N2-O2 mixtures: Inception cloud and streamer emergence,
She Chen, L.C.J. Heijmans, Rong Zeng, S. Nijdam, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48, 175201 [12 pages] (2015), paper.

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,
Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24, 025008 [16 pages] (2015), paper.

Calculation of beams of positrons, neutrons and protons associated with terrestrial gamma-ray flashes,
C. Köhn, U. Ebert,
J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 120, 1620 [16 pages] (2015), doi:10.1002/2014JD022229, paper.

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,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48, 055205 [10 pages] (2015), paper.

Experimental study on hard X-rays emitted from metre-scale negative discharges in air,
P.O. Kochkin, A.P.J. van Deursen, U. Ebert,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48, 025205 [13 pages] (2015), paper.

2014

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,
J. Geophys. Res. (Space Physics) 119, 8705 (2014), paper.

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:

  • Propagation of negative planar streamer fronts in noble gases, [4 pages], by S. Dujko, A. Markosyan, U. Ebert.

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

  • Multi-dimensional experimental studies of streamers [4 pages],
    S. Nijdam, D.J.M. Trienekens, E. Takahashi, U. Ebert.

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

  • Transient discharges in technology: from electricity networks to plasma medicine [3 pages],
    U. Ebert, S. Nijdam.
  • Energy resolved positron and hadron spectrum produced by a negative stepped lightning leader [2 pages],
    C. Köhn, U. Ebert.
  • Effects of atmospheric electric fields on radio emission from air showers [2 pages],
    T. N. G. Trinh, O. Scholten, A.M. van den Berg, S. Buitink, U. Ebert, C. Rutjes, C. Köhn.
  • Ionization due to extensive air showers in humid air [1 page],
    C. Rutjes, U. Ebert.
  • Positive streamer discharge inception from dielectrics [1 page],
    A. Dubinova, C. Rutjes, U. Ebert.

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

  • Supercritical Fluids for High-power Switching, [4 pages],
    E.J.M. van Heesch, Jin Zhang, A.H. Markosyan, Takao Namihira, F.J.C.M. Beckers, T. Huiskamp, W.F.L.M. Hoeben, A.J.M. Pemen, U. Ebert.

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:

  • Analyzing atmospheric kinetic pathways using PumpKin [2 pages],
    A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F.J. Gordillo-Vazquez, U. Ebert.

Proceedings of the XXth Symposium on Physics of Switching Arc, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept. 2013:

  • Streamer to spark transition in supercritical N2 [4 pages],
    A.H. Markosyan, J. Zhang, E.J.M. van Heesch, U. Ebert.

Proceedings of the 31st Int. Conf. Phenomena in Ionized Gases ICPIG, Granada, July 2013:

  • PumpKin: A tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models [2 pages],
    A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F.J. Gordillo-Vazquez, U. Ebert,
  • Simulating streamers near dielectric materials [2 pages],
    A. Dubinova, J. Teunissen, U. Ebert,
  • Cross sections and modelling results for high-energy radiation and positron beams produced within a thundercloud [2 pages],
    C. Köhn, U. Ebert,
  • On the finite conductivity of streamer channels: towards an electrodynamical model of extensive streamer coronas [2 pages],
    A. Luque, U. Ebert, F.J. Gordillo-Vazquez,
  • Investigation of the inception cloud of positive streamers in air [3 pages],
    L. Heijmans, S. Nijdam, E. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert.

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:

  • Investigation of NOx production and removal at a low NO level concentration in a pulsed corona reactors [4 pages], by E.A. Filimonova, F.J.C.M. Beckers, W.F.L.M. Hoeben, C. Li, A.J.M. Pemen, E.J.M. van Heesch and U. Ebert.

Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering SCEE2012, Zürich, Switzerland, Sept 2012:

  • Derivation and test of high order fluid model for streamer discharges [2 pages], by A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert.

Proceedings of the 26th Summer School and Int. Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases SPIG 2012, Zrenjanin, Serbia, Sept 2012:

  • High order fluid model for streamer discharges, [4 pages], by S. Dujko, A. Markosyan, R.D. White, U. Ebert.

Proceedings of XXIth ESCAMPIG, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, July 2012:

  • Thunderstroms as electron accelerators and the discharge zoo above the clouds [2 pages], by U. Ebert.
  • High order fluid model for ionization fronts in streamer discharges [2 pages] by Aram Markosyan, Sasa Dujko, and Ute Ebert,
  • Slow decay of radiation after a pulsed streamer discharge in pure nitrogen [2 pages], by T.T.J. Clevis, S. Nijdam, and U. Ebert.

Proceedings of the TEA-IS summer school, Torremolinos, Spain, June 2012:

  • Cross sections and modelling results for TGF- and positron spectrum produced by a negative stepped lightning leader [2 pages], by Christoph Köhn and Ute Ebert.
  • Extra-terrestrial sprites: laboratory investigations in planetary gas mixtures [2 pages], by D. Dubrovin, Y. Yair, C. Price, S. Nijdam, T.T.J. Clevis, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert.
  • Towards user-friendly, public domain simulations of the precursor of lightning: streamers [2 pages] by An-bang Sun, Jannis Teunissen, and Ute Ebert.
  • Positive streamer propagation due to background or photo ionization: Experiments and theory [1 page], by S. Nijdam, G. Wormeester, U. Ebert.
  • Towards understanding the formation of lightning: simulating the inception of streamer discharges [1/2 page], by J. Teunissen, C. Li, A. Sun, and U. Ebert.
  • High order fluid model for simulations of streamers and sprites [1/2 page], by A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, and U. Ebert.

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:

  • Experiments on how photo- and background ionization affect positive streamers: oxygen concentration, repetition and radioactivity [4 pages], by S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert, paper.
  • Modeling hard radiation from streamers and leaders and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes [3 pages], by C. Li, C. Köhn, U. Ebert, paper.
  • Streamer simulations with highly accurate transport data [4 pages], by G. Wormeester, S. Dujko, U. Ebert, paper.

Proceedings of 4th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC), Zlatibor, Serbia, Aug. 2011:

  • Effects of photo- and background ionization on positive streamers [2 pages], by S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert, paper.
  • Limitations of NOx removal by pulsed corona reactors [2 pages], by E.A. Filimonova, F.J.C.M. Beckers, W.F.L.M. Hoeben, C. Li, A.J.M. Pemen, E.J.M. van Heesch, U. Ebert, paper.

Proceedings of Int. Conf. Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 2011:

  • Laboratory experiments on the interaction of streamers [4 pages], by S. Nijdam, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert, paper.
  • How photo-ionization and background ionization affect streamers and sprites [4 pages], by G. Wormeester, S. Nijdam, A. Luque, U. Ebert, paper.
  • Sprite discharges on Venus, Jupiter and Saturn: a laboratory investigation in planetary gas mixtures [4 pages], by D. Dubrovin, S. Nijdam, E.M. Van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert, Y. Yair, C. Price, paper.
  • Understanding electron run-away and hard radiation from streamers and lightning [4 pages], by C. Li, C. Köhn, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer, paper.
  • Modeling the evolution of halos and sprites [4 pages], by U. Ebert, A. Luque, paper.

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:

  • Reduced electric field (left) and radial component of the reduced electric field (right). (2.7 MB TIF).
  • 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):

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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:

  • Models of interacting streamers,
    A. Luque, F. Brau, U. Ebert, link,
  • Experiments on streamer interactions,
    S. Nijdam, J.S. Moerman, T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen, U. Ebert, link,
  • Particle and fluid models for streamers: comparison and spatial coupling,
    C. Li, W.J.M. Brok, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer, J.J.A.M. van der Mullen, link.

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:

  • Negative streamer fronts: comparison of particle and fluid models and hybrid coupling in space,
    C. Li, W.J.M. Brok, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer, J.J.A.M. van der Mullen, paper 2P05-14 (4 pages),
  • Pseudo-spectral 3D simulations of streamers with adaptively refined grids,
    A. Luque, U. Ebert, C. Montijn, W. Hundsdorfer, paper 2P05-36 (4 pages),
  • Structure formation in a DC-driven "barrier" discharge: stability analysis and numerical solutions,
    U. Ebert, I.R. Rafatov, D.D. Sijacic, paper 3P10-45 (3 pages),
  • Pulsed corona investigations with a wide parameter range,
    T.M.P. Briels, E.M. van Veldhuizen, A.J.M. Pemen, G.J.J. Winands and U. Ebert, paper 3P10-86 (4 pages).

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:

  • A mechanism for streamer branching,,
    U. Ebert, A. Rocco, W. Hundsdorfer, and M. Arrayás,
    [2 pages, 16th ESCAMPIG and 5th ICRP Joint Conference, Grenoble, July 2002], preprint,
  • Branching of streamer type corona discharge,,
    E.M. van Veldhuizen, W.R. Rutgers, and U. Ebert,
    [4 pages, XIV Int. Conf. Gas Discharges and Appl., 2002], preprint,
  • Positive and negative pulsed corona in argon,,
    E.M. van Veldhuizen, W.R. Rutgers, and U. Ebert,
    [5 pages, Hakone 8, 2002], preprint
  • A novel type of power picosecond semiconductor switches based on tunneling-assisted impact ionization fronts,,
    P. Rodin, U. Ebert, W. Hundsdorfer, I.V. Grekhov,
    pp. 445-448, Conference Record of the 25th International Power Modulator Symposium, 2002 and 2002 High Voltage Workshop (ISSN: 1076-8467, INSPEC Accession Number: 7658963), paper.

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.

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

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.