Publications

Dusty Plasmas (Peer-Reviewed Papers)

  1. Franko Greiner, Andrè Melzer, Benjamin Tadsen, Sebastian Groth, Carsten Killer, Florian Kirchschlager, Frank Wieben, Iris Pilch, Harald Krüger, Dietmar Block, Alexander Piel, Sebastian Wolf
    Diagnostics and characterization of nanodust and nanodusty plasmas
    European Physical Journal D 72:81 (2018) link

  2. Harald Krüger, Carsten Killer, Stefan Schütt and André Melzer
    Characterization of injected aluminum oxide nanoparticle clouds in an rf discharge
    Plasma Sources Science and Technology 27 025004 (2018) link
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  3. Carsten Killer, Franko Greiner, Sebastian Groth, Benjamin Tadsen and André Melzer
    Long-term spatio-temporal evolution of the dust distribution in dusty argon rf plasmas
    Plasma Sources Science and Technology 25 055004 (2016) link
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  4. Carsten Killer, Tim Bockwoldt, Stefan Schütt, Michael Himpel, André Melzer and Alexander Piel
    Phase Separation of Binary Charged Particle Systems with Small Size Disparities using a Dusty Plasma
    Physical Review Letters 116 115002 (2016) link
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  5. André Melzer, Michael Himpel, Carsten Killer and Matthias Mulsow
    Stereoscopic Imaging of Dusty Plasmas
    Journal of Plasma Physics 82 615820102 (2016) link
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  6. Carsten Killer, Thomas Wegner, André Melzer and Jürgen Meichsner
    Influence of dust particles on the bulk electron density in radio frequency plasmas measured by microwave interferometry
    Physics of Plasmas 22 123702 (2015) link
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  7. Carsten Killer, Matthias Mulsow and André Melzer
    Spatio-temporal evolution of the dust particle size distribution in dusty argon rf plasmas
    Plasma Sources Science and Technology 24 025029 (2015) link
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  8. Carsten Killer, Michael Himpel and André Melzer
    Computer tomography of large dust clouds in complex plasmas
    Review of Scientific Instruments 85 103711 (2014) link
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  9. Carsten Killer and André Melzer
    Global coherence of dust density waves
    Physics of Plasmas 21 063703 (2014) link
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  10. Carsten Killer, Michael Himpel, André Melzer, Tim Bockwoldt, Kristoffer Menzela and Alexander Piel
    Oscillation Amplitudes in 3-D Dust Density Waves in Dusty Plasmas Under Microgravity Conditions
    IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42:10, 2680 (2014) link
    (special issue on Artful Images in Plasma Science)
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  11. Michael Himpel, Carsten Killer, Tim Bockwoldt, Kristoffer Menzel, Alexander Piel and André Melzer
    Wave Crest Reconstruction of a Dust Density Wave Using Single Particle Trajectories
    IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42:10, 2676 (2014) link
    (special issue on Artful Images in Plasma Science)
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  12. Michael Himpel, Tim Bockwoldt, Carsten Killer, Kristoffer Menzel, Alexander Piel and André Melzer
    Stereoscopy of dust density waves under microgravity: Velocity distributions and phase-resolved single-particle analysis
    Physics of Plasmas 21 033703 (2014) link
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  13. Carsten Killer, Gunnar Bandelow, Konstantin Matyash, Ralf Schneider and André Melzer
    Observation of Ω Mode Electron Heating in dusty argon radio frequency discharges
    Physics of Plasmas 20, 083704 (2013) link
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  14. Michael Himpel, Carsten Killer, Birger Buttenschön and André Melzer
    Three-dimensional single particle tracking in dense dust clouds by stereoscopy of fluorescent particles
    Physics of Plasmas 19, 123704 (2012) link
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  15. Carsten Killer, André Schella, Tobias Miksch and André Melzer
    Vertically elongated three-dimensional Yukawa clusters in dusty plasmas
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 054104 (2011) link

Wendelstein 7-X (Peer-Reviewed Papers)

  1. Th. Wegner, B. Geiger, F. Kunkel, R. Burhenn, T. Schröder, C. Biedermann, B. Buttenschön, G. Cseh, P. Drews, O. Grulke, K. Hollfeld, C. Killer, G. Kocsis, T. Krings, A. Langenberg, O. Marchuk, U. Neuner, D. Nicolai, G. Offermanns, N. A. Pablant, K. Rahbarnia, G. Satheeswaran, J. Schilling, B. Schweer, T. Szepesi, H. Thomsen, and W7-X Team
    Design, capabilities, and first results of the new laser blow-off system on Wendelstein 7-X
    Review of Scientific Instruments 89 073503 (2018) link
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  2. A. Langenberg, N. A. Pablant, Th. Wegner, P. Traverso, O. Marchuk, T. Bräuer, B. Geiger, G. Fuchert, S. Bozhenkov, E. Pasch, O. Grulke, F. Kunkel, C. Killer, D. Nicolai, G. Satheeswaran, K. P. Hollfeld, B. Schweer, T. Krings, P. Drews, G. Offermanns, A. Pavone, J. Svensson, J. A. Alonso, R. Burhenn, R. C. Wolf, and W7-X Team
    Prospects of X-ray imaging spectrometers for impurity transport: Recent results from the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X
    Review of Scientific Instruments 89 10G101 (2018) link
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  3. SC Liu, Y Liang, P Drews, A Krämer-Flecken, X Han, D Nicolai, G Satheeswaran, NC Wang, JQ Cai, A Charl, J Cosfeld, Y Gao, O Grulke, M Henkel, KP Hollfeld, C Killer, A Knieps, R König, O Neubauer, M Rack, N Sandri, S Sereda, B Schweer, EH Wang, YL Wei, W7-X Team
    Characteristics of the SOL turbulence structure in the first experimental campaign on W7-X with limiter configuration
    Physics of Plasmas 25 072502 (2018) link
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  4. P. Agostinetti, M. Spolaore, M. Brombin, V. Cervaro, L. Franchin, O. Grulke, C. Killer, E. Martines, M. Moresco, S. Peruzzo, N. Vianello, M. Visentin
    Design of a High Resolution Probe Head for Electromagnetic Turbulence Investigations in W7-X
    IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 46 1306-1311 (2018) link
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  5. S.Liu, Y.Liang, P. Drews, A. Kraemer-Flecken, X. Han, D. Nicolai, G. Satheeswaran, N.Wang, J.Cai, A. Charl, J. Cosfeld, G.Fuchert, Y. Gao, J. Geiger, O. Grulke, M. Henkel, M. Hirsch, U. Höfel, K. Hollfeld, D.Höschen, C. Killer, A. Knieps, R. König, O. Neubauer, E. Pasch, K. Rahbarnia, M. Rack, N. Sandri, S. Sereda, B. Schweer, E. Wang, Y. Wei, G. Weir and T. Windisch
    Observations of the effects of magnetic topology on the SOL characteristics of an electromagnetic coherent mode in the first experimental campaign of W7-X
    Nuclear Fusion 58 046002 (2018) link
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  6. P. Drews, H. Niemann, J. Cosfeld, Y. Gao, J. Geiger, O. Grulke, M. Henkel, D. Höschen, K. Hollfeld, C. Killer, A. Krämer-Flecken, Y. Liang, S. Liu, D. Nicolai, O. Neubauer, M. Rack, B. Schweer, G. Satheeswaran, L. Rudischhauser, N. Sandri, N. Wang and the W7-X team
    Magnetic configuration effects on the edge heat flux in the limiter plasma on W7-X measured using the infrared camera and the combined probe
    Plasma Science and Technology 20 054003 (2018) link
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  7. P.  Drews, Y. Liang, S. Liu, A. Krämer-Flecken, O. Neubauer, J. Geiger, M. Rack, D. Nicolai, O. Grulke, C. Killer, N. Wang, A. Charl, B. Schweer, P. Denner, M. Henkel, Y. Gao, K. Hollfeld, G. Satheeswaran, N. Sandri, D. Höschen and the W7-X Team
    Measurement of the plasma edge profiles using the combined probe on W7-X
    Nuclear Fusion 57 126020 (2017) link

Online Resources

Matlab Code for Abel Inversion, available at Matlab Central File Exchange

Conferences and Workshops

Talks

  • Phase separation in binary dusty plasmas with small size disparities
    43rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Leuven, Belgium (2016)
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  • Phase separation in binary dusty plasmas
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Hannover, Germany (2016)
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  • Recent progress on optical diagnostics in complex plasmas
    Invited seminar talk at the Research Group „Complex Plasmas“ at the DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany (2015)
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  • Dust size and density distribution in large 3D dust clouds
    14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, USA (2015)
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  • New optical diagnostics for dust clouds in dusty plasmas
    Seminar „Dynamics of complex fluids“ at the Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organizations, Göttingen, Germany (2015)
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  • 3D structure of large dust clouds in dusty plasmas
    5th HEPP colloquium @ DPG Frühjahrstagung, Bochum, Germany (2015)
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  • Dust clouds in complex plasmas
    HEPP seminar, Greifswald, Germany (2014)
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  • Large dust clouds in complex plasmas – Experimental techniques for the measurement of local and global properties
    4th Summer Institute on Complex Plasmas , Seton Hall University, NJ, USA (2014)
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  • Measuring global properties of large dust clouds in complex plasmas
    XXII ESCAMPIG, Greifswald, Germany (2014)
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  • Bestimmung globaler Eigenschaften von ausgedehnten Staubwolken in komplexen Plasmen
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Berlin, Germany (2014)
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  • Influence of dust on electron heating modes in low temperature rf plasmas
    HEPP seminar, Greifswald, Germany (2013)
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  • Fluorescent Particles in Dusty Plasmas as an access to Dust Density Waves
    3rd DSDP-Workshop, Kiel, Germany (2012)

Posters

  • Carsten Killer, Olaf Grulke, Philipp Drews, Dirk Nicolai, Klaus-Peter Hollfeld, Guido Offermanns, Thomas Krings, Guruparan Satheeswaran, Bernd Schweer, and the W7-X Team
    Dynamics and transport in the W7-X Scrape-Off-Layer measured by reciprocating probes
    45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Prague, Czech Republic (2018)
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  • Carsten Killer, Olaf Grulke, Dirk Nicolai, Guruparan Satheeswaran, Klaus-Peter Hollfeld, Bernd Schweer, Olaf Neubauer, and the W7-X Team
    Turbulence measurements in the Scrape-Off-Layer of Wendelstein 7-X
    2nd ECPD, Bordeaux, France (2017)
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  • Carsten Killer, Olaf Grulke, Dirk Nicolai, Guruparan Satheeswaran, Klaus-Peter Hollfeld, Bernd Schweer, Olaf Neubauer, and the W7-X Team
    Turbulence measurements in the Scrape-Off-Layer of Wendelstein 7-X
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Bremen, Germany (2017)
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  • André Melzer, Harald Krüger and Carsten Killer
    Trapping Nanodust for optical charge measurements
    43rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Leuven, Belgium (2016)
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  • Carsten Killer, Franko Greiner, Sebastian Groth, Benjamin Tadsen and André Melzer
    Optical Tomography in Micro- and Nano-dust clouds
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Hannover, Germany (2016)
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  • Harald Krüger, Carsten Killer and André Melzer
    Einbringung und Untersuchung von Nanopartikeln in RF-Entladungen
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Hannover, Germany (2016)
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  • Michael Himpel, Carsten Killer, Tim Bockwoldt, Alexander Piel and André Melzer
    Three-dimensional energy transfer of single particles in dust density waves
    14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, USA (2015)
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  • Carsten Killer and André Melzer
    Spatio-temporal evolution of the dust size distribution in dusty argon rf plasmas
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Bochum, Germany (2015)
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  • André Melzer, Carsten Killer, Michael Himpel
    Local and global properties of dusty plasmas
    41th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Berlin, Germany (2014) (no participation)
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  • Carsten Killer, Michael Himpel, André Melzer
    Measurements of global characteristics of dust clouds: On the coherence of dust density waves
    4th HEPP Colloquium @ DPG Frühjahrstagung, Berlin, Germany (2014)
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  • Carsten Killer, Michael Himpel, André Melzer
    Measurements of global characteristics of dust clouds: On the coherence of dust density waves
    7th ICPDP, New Delhi, India (2014)
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  • Michael Himpel, Carsten Killer, T.Bockwoldt, A.Piel, André Melzer
    Dust density wave measurements by stereoscopy
    7th ICPDP, New Delhi, India (2014)
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  • Carsten Killer, Gunnar Bandelow, Konstantin Matyash, Ralf Schneider, André Melzer
    Influence of dust on low temperature rf plasmas
    3rd HEPP Colloquium, Strausberg, Germany (2013)
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  • Carsten Killer, Gunnar Bandelow, Ralf Schneider, Michael Himpel, André Melzer
    Observation of Ω mode electron heating in dusty rf plasmas using PROES
    40th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Espoo, Finland (2013)
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  • Michael Himpel, Carsten Killer, Birger Buttenschön, André Melzer, Kristoffer Ole Menzel, Tim Bockwoldt, Alexander Piel
    Three-dimensional single particle tracking in dust density waves by stereoscopy of fluorescent particles
    40th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Espoo, Finland (2013)
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  • Carsten Killer, Michael Himpel, André Melzer
    Phasenaufgelöste optische Emissionsspektroskopie in staubdominierten RF-Plasmen
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Jena, Germany (2013)
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  • Michael Himpel, Carsten Killer, Birger Buttenschön, Jana Kredl , André Melzer, Kristoffer Ole Menzel, Oliver Arp, Alexander Piel
    Single Particle Reconstruction in Dust Density Waves
    13th WPDP, Waco, USA (2012) (no participation)
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  • Carsten Killer, André Schella, Tobias Miksch, André Melzer
    Anisotrope Yukawa-Cluster in staubigen Plasmen
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Stuttgart, Germany (2012)
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  • Michael Himpel, Carsten Killer, Jana Kredl, Birger Buttenschön, André Melzer, Kristoffer Ole Menzel, Oliver Arp, Alexander Piel
    Dreidimensionale Stereoskopie an staubigen Plasmen
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Stuttgart, Germany (2012)
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  • André Schella, Carsten Killer, Tobias Miksch, André Melzer
    Laserunterstützte Anregung in finiten Yukawa-Systemen
    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Kiel, Germany (2011) (no participation)

Participation

  • 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Prague, Czech Republic (2018)
  • 2nd European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics (ECPD), Bordeaux, France (2017)
  • DPG Frühjahrstagung, Bremen, Germany (2017)
  • 43rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Leuven, Belgium (2016)
  • DPG Frühjahrstagung, Hannover, Germany (2016)
  • 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Auburn, AL, USA (2015)
  • DPG Frühjahrstagung (including 5th HEPP Colloquium), Bochum, Germany (2015)
  • 4th Summer Institute on Complex Plasmas, Seton Hall University, NJ, USA (2014)
  • XXII ESCAMPIG, Greifswald, Germany (2014)
  • DPG Frühjahrstagung (including 4th HEPP Colloquium), Berlin, Germany (2014)
  • 7th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas (ICPDP), New Delhi, India (2014)
  • 3rd HEPP Colloquium, Strausberg, Germany (2013)
  • 40th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Espoo, Finland (2013)
  • DPG Frühjahrstagung, Jena, Germany (2013)
  • 3rd Workshop on Diagnostics and Simulations of Dusty Plasmas (DSDP), Kiel, Germany (2012)
  • DPG Frühjahrstagung Stuttgart, Germany (2012)
  • 2nd Summer Institute on Complex Plasmas, Greifswald, Germany (2010)

About Me

Plasma Physics first attracted my interest during my undergraduate studies and keeps exciting me ever since. Starting with my Bacherlor’s thesis, I was a part of Prof. André Melzers research group on dusty plasmas at the University of Greifswald. After six years of fruitful and fulfilling dusty plasma research encompassing a B.Sc. , M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree, I went to the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) to work on probe diagnostics for the stellarator Wendelstein 7-X.

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Professional experience

  • 2012 – 2016: PhD student and scientific staff of University Greifswald’s Institute of Physics
  • since 2016: PostDoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP)

Education

  • 2010: B.Sc. in Physics (University Greifswald)
    Thesis: Structure of asymmetric Yukawa clusters in dusty plasmas
  • 2012: M.Sc. in Physics (University Greifswald)
    specialization in low temperature plasma physics
    Thesis: Stereoscopic investigations on dust density waves
  • 2016: PhD (formally: Dr. rer. nat) University Greifswald
    Thesis :Three-dimensional dusty plasmas: From single particle dynamics to the global structure
    member of the Helmholtz Graduate School for Plasma Physics (HEPP)

Contact

E-Mail: carsten.killer *at* ipp.mpg.de

Phone: +49 3834 88 2228

Postal address: Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Wendelsteinstr. 1, 17491 Greifswald, Germany