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Profile: Mierk Schwabe

Email: mierk@berkeley.edu

Research Interests

  • Cooperative phenomena on small scales, especially is complex plasmas, e.g., droplet and bubble formation and Mach cones
  • Crystallization in three-dimensional systems
  • Complex plasmas under the influence of external fields, e.g., thermophoresis or magnetic fields

Teaching

Spring 2013: Freshmen Seminar - Physics in Weightlessness

Education

  • Visiting scholar/ Marie-Curie Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany, 2009 - 2011
  • PhD (Physics), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich, Germany, 2009
  • Diploma in Physics, University of Technology, Munich, Germany, 2006

Publications

  • M. Schwabe, and D. B. Graves: Simulating the dynamics of complex plasmas, Phys. Rev. E 88, 023101 (2013)
  • M. A. Fink, S. K. Zhdanov, M. Schwabe, M. H. Thoma, H. Höfner, H. M. Thomas, and G. E. Morfill: Autowaves in a dc complex plasma confined behind a Laval nozzle EPL 102, 45001 (2013)
  • M. Schwabe: Collective effects in complex/dusty plasmas, J. Postdoctoral Res. 1, 35-40 (2013)
  • C.-R. Du, K. R. Sütterlin, K. Jiang, C. Räth, A. V. Ivlev, S. Khrapak, M. Schwabe, H. M. Thomas, V. E. Fortov, A. M. Lipaev, V. I. Molotkov, O. F. Petrov, Y. Malentschenko, F. Yurtschichin, Y. Lonchakov, G. E. Morfill: Experimental investigation on lane formation in complex plasmas under microgravity conditions, New J. Phys. 14, 073058 (2012)
  • D. I. Zhukhovitskii, V. E. Fortov, V. I. Molotkov, A. M. Lipaev, V. N. Naumkin, H. M. Thomas, A. V. Ivlev, M. Schwabe and G. E. Morfill: Nonviscous motion of a slow particle in the dust crystal under microgravity conditions, Phys. Rev. E 86, 016401 (2012)
  • S. A. Khrapak, B. A. Klumov, P. Huber, V. I. Molotkov, A. M. Lipaev, V. N. Naumkin, A. V. Ivlev, H. M. Thomas, M. Schwabe, G. E. Morfill, O. F. Petrov, V. E. Fortov, Yu. Malentschenko and S. Volkov: Fluid-solid phase transitions in three-dimensional complex plasmas under microgravity conditions, Phys. Rev. E 85, 066407 (2012)
  • M. Schwabe, S. Zhdanov, A.V. Ivlev, H.M. Thomas and G.E. Morfill: Exploring the limits of cooperative phenomena using complex plasmas. In Proc. of "Dusty/Complex Plasmas: Sixth International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas", Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2011. (Eds.) V.Y. Nosenko, P.K. Shukla, M.H. Thoma, H.M. Thomas. AIP. Conf. Proc. 1397, American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY USA, 66-71 (2011).
  • V.I. Molotkov, A.M. Lipaev, V.N. Naumkin, H.M. Thomas, M. Schwabe, A.V. Ivlev, S.A. Khrapak, V.E. Fortov and G.E. Morfill: Interpenetration of two clouds of microparticles in complex plasma under microgravity conditions. In Proc. of "Dusty/Complex Plasmas: Sixth International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas", Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2011. (Eds.) V.Y. Nosenko, P.K. Shukla, M.H. Thoma, H.M. Thomas. AIP. Conf. Proc. 1397, American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY USA, 377-378 (2011).
  • M. Schwabe, S. Zhdanov, M. Rubin-Zuzic, A. Ivlev, H. Thomas, G. Morfill: Bursting Bubbles in a Complex Plasma, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 39, 2726 (2011)
  • M. Schwabe, K. Jiang, S. Zhdanov, T. Hagl, P. Huber, A. V. Ivlev, A. M. Lipaev, V. I. Molotkov, V. N. Naumkin, K. R. Sütterlin, H. M. Thomas, V. E. Fortov, G. E. Morfill, A. Skvortsov, S. Volkov: Direct measurement of the speed of sound in a complex plasma under microgravity conditions, EPL 96, 55001 (2011)
  • M. Schwabe, L.-J. Hou, S. Zhdanov, A. V. Ivlev, H. M. Thomas, G. E. Morfill: Convection in a dusty radio-frequency plasma under the influence of a thermal gradient, New J. Phys. 13, 083034 (2011)
  • M. Schwabe, U. Konopka, P. Bandyopadhyay, G.E. Morfill: Pattern formation in a complex plasma in high magnetic fields, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 215004 (2011)
  • R.J. Heidemann, L. Couedel, S.K. Zhdanov, K.R. Sütterlin, M. Schwabe, H.M. Thomas, A.V. Ivlev, T. Hagl, G.E. Morfill, V.E. Fortov, V.I. Molotkov, O.F. Petrov, A.I. Lipaev, V. Tokarev, T. Reiter, P. Vinogradov: Comprehensive experimental study of heartbeat oscillations observed under microgravity conditions in the PK-3 Plus Laboratory on board the International Space Station, Phys. Plasmas 18, 053701 (2011)
  • B. M. Annaratone, T. Antonova, C. Arnas, P. Bandyopadhyay, M. Chaudhuri, C.-R. Du, Y. Elskens, A. V. Ivlev, G. E. Morfill, V. Nosenko, K. R. Sütterlin, M. Schwabe, and H. M. Thomas: Collective effects in complex plasma, Plasma Sourc. Sci. Techn. 19, 065026 (2010)
  • M. Schwabe, M. Rubin-Zuzic, S. Zhdanov, A. V. Ivlev, H. M. Thomas, and G. E. Morfill: Bubbles, Blobs, and Cusps in Complex Plasmas, Proceedings of the 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, O5.319 (2010)
  • S. Zhdanov, M. Schwabe, R Heidemann, R. Sütterlin, H.M. Thomas, M. Rubin-Zuzic , H. Rothermel , T. Hagl , A.V. Ivlev , G.E. Morfill , V.I. Molotkov , A.M. Lipaev , O.F. Petrov , V.E. Fortov , T. Reiter: Auto-oscillations in complex plasmas, New J. Phys. 12, 043006 (2010)
  • M. Schwabe: Dynamical effects in fluid complex plasmas, PhD Thesis, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (2009) - link - pdf M. Schwabe, M. Rubin-Zuzic, S. Zhdanov, A. V. Ivlev, H. M. Thomas, and G. E. Morfill: Formation of Bubbles, Blobs, and Surface Cusps in Complex Plasmas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 255005 (2009)
  • K. Jiang, V. Nosenko, Y. F. Li, M. Schwabe, U. Konopka, A. V. Ivlev, V. E. Fortov, V. I. Molotkov, A. M. Lipaev, O. F. Petrov, M. V. Turin, H. M. Thomas and G. E. Morfill: Mach cones in a three-dimensional complex plasma, EPL 85, 45002 (2009)
  • S. Zhdanov, M. Schwabe, R Heidemann, H.M. Thomas, M. Rubin-Zuzic , H. Rothermel , T. Hagl , A.V. Ivlev , G.E. Morfill , V.I. Molotkov , A.M. Lipaev , O.F. Petrov , V.E. Fortov , T. Reiter: Electromechanical Effect in Complex Plasmas, arXiv:0809.2663v1
  • M. Schwabe, S.K. Zhdanov, H.M. Thomas, A.V. Ivlev, M. Rubin-Zuzic, G.E. Morfill, V.I. Molotkov, A.M. Lipaev, V.E. Fortov, and T. Reiter: Nonlinear waves externally excited in a complex plasma under microgravity conditions, New J. Phys. 10, 033037 (2008)
  • M. Schwabe, M. Rubin-Zuzic, S. Zhdanov, H. M. Thomas, and G. E. Morfill: Highly Resolved Self-Excited Density Waves in a Complex Plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 095002 (2007)
  • M. Schwabe: Microparticles as Probes in a Highly Magnetized Complex Plasma, University of Technology, Munich (2006)
  • U. Konopka, M. Schwabe, C. Knapek, M. Kretschmer, and G. E. Morfill: Complex Plasmas in Strong Magnetic Field Environments, AIP Conf. Proc. 799, 181 (2005)

Honors and Awards

  • IOF Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Union, 2011
  • Young Scientist Award at the International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Garmisch, Germany, 2011
  • PhD prize of the Plasma Physics section of the European Physical Society, 2011
  • Winner of Global Competition to Attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting as Young Researcher, 2010
  • Poster prize for the best student poster at the EPS conference on plasma physics on Crete, Greece, 2008
  • Poster prize for the best student poster at the IPELS 2007 conference in Palm Cove, Australia, 2007