Axel Mellinger's Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. N. Nepal, R. A. Pisani Altafim and A. Mellinger, "Space Charge Deposition in Tubular Channel Ferroelectrets: A Combined Fluorescence Imaging/LIMM Study with Finite Element Analysis", J. Appl. Phys.121, 244103 (2017).
  2. A. T. Iftekhar, J. C-T. Ho, A. Mellinger and T. Kaya, "3D modeling and Characterization of a Calorimetric Flow Rate Sensor for Sweat Rate Sensing Applications", J. Appl. Phys 121, 094505 (2017).
  3. S. S. Parizi, G. Conley, T. Costanzo, B. Howell, A. Mellinger and G. Caruntu, "Fabrication of barium titanate/acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene/poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposite films for hybrid ferroelectric capacitors", RSC Adv. 5, 76356 (2015).
  4. G. Liu, M. Alomari, B. Sahin, S. E. Snelgrove, J. Edwards, A. Mellinger and T. Kaya, "Real-time sweat analysis via alternating current conductivity of artificial and human sweat", Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 133702 (2015).
  5. S. S. Parizi, A. Mellinger and G. Caruntu, "Ferroelectric Barium Titanate Nanocubes as Capacitive Building Blocks for Energy Storage Applications", Appl. Mat. Interf. 6, 17506−17517 (2014).
  6. R. Singh and A. Mellinger, "Measurement of through-thickness thermal diffusivity of thermoplastics using thermal wave method", Indian J. Phys., Sept. 2014.
  7. S. Harris and A. Mellinger, "Towards a better understanding of dielectric barrier discharges in ferroelectrets: Paschen breakdown fields in micrometer sized voids", J. Appl. Phys. 115, 163302 (2014).
  8. S. Aryal and A. Mellinger, "Resolution-enhanced polarization imaging with focused thermal pulses", J. Appl. Phys. 114, 154109 (2013).
  9. M. Al-Omari, K. Sel, A. Mueller, A. Mellinger and T. Kaya, "The effect of Na+ and K+ doping on the properties of sol-gel deposited 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone thin films", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 204901 (2013).
  1. S. Harris and A. Mellinger, "Simulation of Space Charge Deposition by Barrier Discharges in Piezoelectric Polymer Foams", Appl. Phys. A 107, 553-558 (2012).
  2. A. Mellinger and O. Mellinger, "Breakdown Threshold of Dielectric Barrier Discharges in Ferroelectrets: Where Paschen's Law Fails", IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul. 18(1), 43-48 (2011).
  3. X. Qiu, R. Gerhard and A. Mellinger, "Turning Polymer Foams or Polymer-Film Systems into Ferroelectrets: Dielectric Barrier Discharges in the Voids", IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul. 18(1), 34-42 (2011).
  4. X. Qiu, R. Gerhard and A. Mellinger, "In-situ Acoustical Investigation of the Polarization Build-up in Cellular Polypropylene Ferroelectrets", IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul. 17(4), 1043-1049 (2010).
  5. L. M. Ganesan, W. Wirges , A. Mellinger and R. Gerhard, "Piezo-optical and electro-optical behaviour of nematic liquid crystals dispersed in a ferroelectric copolymer matrix", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43, 015401 (2010).
  6. R. Flores Suárez, L. M. Ganesan, W. Wirges, R. Gerhard and A. Mellinger, "Imaging Liquid Crystals Dispersed in a Ferroelectric Polymer Matrix by Means of Thermal-pulse Tomography", IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul. 17(4), 1123-1127 (2010).
  7. A. Mellinger, "A Color All-Sky Panorama Image of the Milky Way", Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 121, 1180-1187 (2009).
  8. C.-D. Pham, A. Petre, L. Berquez, R. Flores Suárez, A. Mellinger, W. Wirges and R. Gerhard, "3D high-resolution mapping of polarization profiles in thin poly(vinylidenefluoride-trifluoroethylene) (PVDF-TrFE) films using thermal techniques", IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul., 16(3), 676-681 (2009).
  9. L. M. Ganesan, P. Frübing, A. Mellinger and R. Gerhard, "Dielectric relaxation behaviour of nematic liquid crystals dispersed in poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene)", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 092006 (2009).
  10. A. Mellinger, "Star Forming Regions along the Milky Way: A Panoramic View", in: Handbook of Star Forming Regions, Bo Reipurth (ed.), Vol. I, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2008.
  11. A. Mellinger, R. Flores Suárez, R. Singh, M. Wegener, W. Wirges, R. Gerhard-Multhaupt and S. B. Lang, "Thermal-Pulse Tomography of Space-Charge and Polarization Distributions in Electret Polymers", Intern. J. Thermophysics, 29, 2046-2054 (2008).
  12. X. Qiu, A. Mellinger and R. Gerhard, "Influence of gas pressure in the voids during charging on the piezoelectricity of ferroelectrets", Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 052901 (2008).
  13. X. Qiu, A. Mellinger, W. Wirges and R. Gerhard, "Spectroscopic study of dielectric barrier discharges in cellular polypropylene ferroelectrets", Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 132905 (2007).
  14. X. Qiu, A. Mellinger, W. Wirges and R. Gerhard, Barrier discharges in cellular polypropylene ferroelectrets: how do they influence the electromechanical properties?, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 104112 (2007).
  15. A. Mellinger, R. Flores Suárez, M. Wegener, W. Wirges, Reimund Gerhard-Multhaupt and R. Singh, High-Resolution Thermal-Pulse Tomography of Polarization and Space-Charge Distributions in a Cylindrical Geometry, IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul., 13, 1030-1035 (2006).
  16. A. Mellinger, M. Wegener, W. Wirges, R. R. Mallepally and R. Gerhard-Multhaupt, "Thermal and temporal stability of ferroelectret films made from cellular polypropylene/air composites", Ferroelectrics 331, 189-199 (2006).
  17. S. B. Lang and A. Mellinger, A package of Mathematica programs for training students in the use of LIMM and its analysis', Ferroelectrics 323, 39-43 (2005).
  18. A. Mellinger, R. Singh and R. Gerhard-Multhaupt, "Fast thermal-pulse measurements of space-charge distributions in electret polymers", Rev. Sci. Instr. 76,  013903 (2005).
  19. A. Mellinger, R. Singh, M. Wegener, W. Wirges, R. Gerhard-Multhaupt and S. B. Lang, "Three-dimensional mapping of polarization profiles with thermal pulses", Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 082903 (2005).
  20. A. Mellinger, "Unbiased iterative reconstruction of polarization and space-charge profiles from thermal-wave experiments", Meas. Sci. Technology 15, 1347-1353 (2004).
  21. A. Mellinger, "Dielectric resonance spectroscopy: a versatile tool in the quest for better piezoelectric polymers", IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul. 10, 842-861 (2003).
  22. A. Mellinger, F. Camacho González and R. Gerhard-Multhaupt, "Photostimulated discharge in electret polymers: an alternative approach for investigating deep traps," IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul. 11, 218-226 (2004).
  23. A. Mellinger, F. Camacho González and R. Gerhard-Multhaupt, "Ultraviolet-induced discharge currents and reduction of piezoelectric coefficient in cellular polypropylene films", Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 254-256 (2003).
  24. F. Camacho González, A. Mellinger, R. Gerhard-Multhaupt, L. F. Santos and R. M. Faria, "Photo-stimulated discharge of highly insulating polymers (PTFE and PETP)", in:, 2002 Annual Report, IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, pp. 590-593, IEEE Service Center, Piscataway, NJ, 2002.
  25. A. Mellinger, "Piezoelectric resonances in the dielectric spectrum of polymer films", Dielectric Newsletter, April 2002, pp. 1-3, Novocontrol GmbH, Germany
  26. A. Mellinger, M. A. Hall, E. A. Wade and C. B. Moore, K-conservation in the dissociation of singlet ketene, Ber. Bunsenges. Phys. Chem. 101, 465 (1997).
  27. A. Mellinger, M. Wegener, W. Wirges and R. Gerhard-Multhaupt, "Thermally stable dynamic piezoelectricity in sandwich films of porous and nonporous amorphous fluoropolymer", Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1852-1854 (2001).
  28. A. Mellinger, E. G. Rohwer EG and C. R. Vidal, "Carbon monoxide triplet Rydberg series in the f complex region", J. Molec. Spectrosc. 206, 126-134 (2001).
  29. C. B. Moore, J. C. Crane, W. Y. Fan, I. J. Kalinovski, A. M. Mann, T. Mazur, A. Mellinger, R. Tadday, E. A. Wade and P. A. Wright, "Which chemical reaction rates can be calculated accurately?", Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 219, p. 134-PHYS, 2000.
  30. A. Mellinger, Michael V. Ashikhmin and C. Bradley Moore, "Experimental evidence for K-conservation in the dissociation of singlet ketene", J. Chem. Phys. 108, 8944-8949 (1998).
  31. E. A. Wade, A. Mellinger, M. A. Hall and C. B. Moore, How a transition state tightens: The singlet photodissociation of ketene as a test case, J. Phys. Chem. A 101, 6568-6576 (1997).
  32. A. Mellinger, M. A. Hall, E. A. Wade and C. B. Moore, K-conservation in the dissociation of singlet ketene, Ber. Bunsenges. Phys. Chem. 101, 465 (1997).
  33. E. A. Wade, H. Clauberg, S. K. Kim, A. Mellinger, and C. B. Moore, The dynamics of rotational energy release for dissociation of singlet ketene and the singlet/triplet branching ratio, J. Phys. Chem. 101, 732 (1997).
  34. A. Mellinger, C. R. Vidal and Ch. Jungen, Laser-reduced fluorescence study of the carbon monoxide nd triplet Rydberg series: experimental results and multichannel quantum defect analysis, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 8913 (1996).
  35. B. Steffes, X. Li, A. Mellinger and C. R. Vidal, Heat pipe oven for large column densities with a well-defined optical path length, Appl. Phys. B, 62, 87 (1996).
  36. A. Mellinger and C. R. Vidal, Laser-reduced fluorescence detection of carbon monoxide nps (n=5-8) triplet Rydberg states, Chem. Phys. Lett. 238, 31 (1995).
  37. A. Mellinger and C. R. Vidal, Laser-reduced fluorescence spectroscopy on predissociated CO triplet states, J. Chem. Phys. 101, 104 (1994).
  38. B. Larson, O. Häusser, E. J. Brash, C. Chan, A. Rahav, C. Bennhold, P. P. J. Delheij, R. S. Henderson, B. K. Jennings, A. Mellinger, D. Ottewell, A. Trudel, M. C. Vetterli, D. M. Whittal, S. Ram, L. Tiator and S. S. Kamalov, Asymmetries in elastic scattering of 100 MeV p+ from a polarized 3He target, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3356 (1991).
 
 

Invited Review Articles

  1. A. Mellinger and R. Singh, "Polarization and Space Charge Profiling with Laser-Based Thermal Techniques", in: Nanomaterials; Processing and Characterization with Lasers, edited by S.C. Singh, H.B. Zeng, C. Guo and W. Cai, WILEY-VCH Publication, Germany, 2012.
  2. A. Mellinger, "Star Forming Regions along the Milky Way: A Panoramic View", in: Handbook of Star Forming Regions, Bo Reipurth (ed.), Vol. I, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2008.
  3. A. Mellinger, "Dielectric resonance spectroscopy: a versatile tool in the quest for better piezoelectric polymers", IEEE Trans. Diel. Electr. Insul. 10, 842-861 (2003).

Invited presentations (most recent)

  1. "Milky Way XXL: A Giant Panorama of the Night Sky", Electronic Imaging 2018, Burlingame, CA, January 2018.
  2. "Finite Element Analysis of LIMM Space Charge Deposition Measurements in Tubular Channel Ferroelectrets”, 16th International Symposium on Electrets, Leuven, Belgium, September 2017.
  3. "Electret Materials", DARPA Workshop on Electromechanical Transmitters for Very Low Frequency (EMT-VLF), August 2016.
  4. "Time Lapse Astrophotography in the Badlands", 13th Great Lakes Star Gaze, Sept. 19, 2015.
  5. "25 Year Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope", Delta College Planetarium, Bay City, MI, April 2015.
  6. "Bridging the Macro- and Nano-World: New Developments in Thermal Polarization Imaging", 15th International Symposium on Electrets, Baltimore, MD, August 2014.
  7. "Time Lapse Astrophotography", 11th Annual Astronomy Expo & Swap, Ford Amateur Astronomy Club, Livonia, MI, March 2014.
  1. "New developments in thermal polarization mapping: Resolution enhancement, instrumentation and time-resolved measurements", University of Potsdam, Germany, September 6, 2013.
  2. "Gas Phase Meets Solid State: How Understanding Dielectric Barrier Discharges Leads To Better Ferroelectret Transducer Materials", 13th International Meeting on Ferroelectricity, Kraków, Poland, September 2, 2013.
  3. "Dielectric Barrier Discharges in Voided Polymers: A Step Towards New Piezoelectric Transducer Materials", Kettering University, May 23, 2013.
  4. "Piezoelectricity in polar and non-polar polymers", Oakland University, March 14, 2013.
  5. "The “Space" in Space Charge: Astronomy Meets Electret Research”, Symposium honoring Prof. Reimund Gerhard, University of Potsdam, Germany, June 2012.
  6. "30 Years of Wide-Field Astrophotography", 9th Annual Astronomy Expo & Swap, Ford Amateur Astronomy Club, Livonia, MI, March 2012.
  7. "Astrophotography and time lapse photography", Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Photo Interest Group, Saginaw Valley State University, March 2012.
  8. “From my Backyard to the Milky Way: 30 Years of Wide-Field Astrophotography”, Kalamazoo Astronomical Society, Oct. 2011.
  9. “Piezoelectricity in Charged, Voided Materials: Mechanism, Characterization and Applications”, Science of Advanced Materials Seminar, Central Michigan University, May 2011.
  10. “Quasi-ferroelectric polymer foams: mechanisms, characterization and applications”, Michigan Molecular Institute, March 2011.
  11. “Panoramic Images of the Night Sky”, 8th Annual Astronomy Expo & Swap, Ford Amateur Astronomy Club, Livonia, MI, March 2011.
  12. “Ferroelectrets: Piezoelectricity in Charged Polymer Foams”, Department of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Nov. 2010
  13. “Ferroelectrets: Piezoelectricity in Charged, Voided Materials”, Department of Chemistry, Central Michigan University, Nov. 2010.
  14. “Milky Way XXL: A Giant Milky Way Panorama”, Great Lakes Star Gaze, Oct. 2010.
  15. “Electret Polymers: Principles, Characterization and Applications”, Western Michigan University, Nov. 2009.
  16. “Stars, Dust and Gigabytes: New Panoramic Images of the Milky Way”, Kalamazoo Astronomical Society, Oct. 2009.
  17. “A Color Panoramic Image of the Night Sky”, Conference of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association, Bay City, MI, October 2009.
  18. “Microplasma discharges in polymer foams: a new road to flexible piezoelectric polymer films”, Fundamentals and Applications of Microplasmas, San Diego, CA, March 2009.
  19. “Turning polymer foams into piezoelectric sensors: optical and acoustic studies of dielectric barrier discharges in ferroelectrets”, 13th International Symposium on Electrets, Tokyo, Japan, September 2008.
 
 

Contributed presentations (most recent)

  1. N. Spink and A. Mellinger, "Nonlinear Capacitance Dilatometry in Laminated Ferroelectrets", 16th International Symposium on Electrets, Leuven, Belgium, September 2017.
  2. S. M. Harris and A. Mellinger, "Nitrogen and Air Paschen Curves for Dielectric Barrier Discharges in μm-Sized Voids", 2015 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Ann Arbor, MI, October 2015.
  3. Z. Yu and A. Mellinger, "Depth- and Time-Resolved Polarization Reversal in Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene)", 2014 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Des Moines, IA, October 2014.
  4. S. M. Harris, X. Qiu, R. Gerhard and A. Mellinger, "Ferroelectret Charging: Micrometer Scale Paschen Breakdown in a Variety of Gases", 15th International Symposium on Electrets, Baltimore, MD, August 2014.
  5. S. Harris and A. Mellinger, "Breakdown field for dielectric barrier discharges in micrometer sized voids", 2013 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Shenzhen, China, October 2013.
  6. Z. Yu and A. Mellinger, "Depth-Resolved Polarization Switching In Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride-Trifluoroethylene)", Poster, 13th International Meeting on Ferroelectricity, Kraków, Poland, September 2013.
  1. A. Batth, A. Mueller, L. Rakesh and A. Mellinger, Electrical Properties of PVDF-HFP Blended with Carbon Nanotubes”, Oral Presentation, 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Montreal, QC, Oct. 2012.
  2. S. Aryal, D. C. Simon and A. Mellinger, “Three-Dimensional Thermal-Pulse Probing of Polarization Profiles with Low Thermal Stress”, Poster, 2012 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Montreal, QC, Oct. 2012.
  3. S. Peng, W. Du, L. Rakesh, A. Mellinger, and T. Kaya, "Paper based Micro-Batteries: Application of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Metal Nanoparticles Dispensing Techniques," 2nd International Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science Congress, Antalya, Turkey, April 2012.
  4. S. Peng, W. Du, L. Rakesh, A. Mellinger, and T. Kaya, "Thin-film Micro-batteries Based on Metal Nanoparticles," Material Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2012.
  5. A. Batth, A. Mueller, L. Rakesh and A. Mellinger, “Electrical Properties of PVDF-HFP Blended with Carbon Nanotubes”, Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, CMU, April 2012.
  6. S. Aryal and A. Mellinger, “Analysis of Polarization Profiles in Electret Materials with Thermal Pulses”, Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, CMU, April 2012.
  7. S. Harris and A. Mellinger, “Pressure dependence of charge deposition in piezoelectric polymer foams”, Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, CMU, April 2012.
  8. Che Hin Ho, A. Mueller and A. Mellinger, “Removal of Arsenic from Water Using Imprinting Polymers”, Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, CMU, April 2012.
  9. S. Aryal and A. Mellinger, “Two-and three-dimensional Analysis of Polarization Profiles in Electret Materials with Thermal Pulses”, Poster, 2011 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, Cacún, Mexico, Oct. 2011.
  10. S. Harris, O. Mellinger and A. Mellinger, “Simulation of Space Charge Deposition by Barrier Discharges in Piezoelectric Polymer Foams”, Oral Presentation, 14th International Symposium on Electrets, Montpellier, France, August 2011.
  11. S. Aryal and A. Mellinger, “Towards a three-dimensional analysis of polarization profiles in electret materials with thermal methods”, Poster, 14th International Symposium on Electrets, Montpellier, France, August 2011.
  12. O. Faridan, A. Mellinger, S. Hirschi, L. Rakesh, A. Mueller and J. Fahlender, “Dielectric Properties of Low‑Density Polypropylene with Multiwall Carbon Nanotube (PP/MWNT) Polymer Nanocomposites”, Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, CMU, April 2011.
  13. S. Harris, O. Mellinger and A. Mellinger, “The Breakdown Threshold of Dielectric Barrier Discharges in Piezoelectric Polymer Foams”, Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, CMU, April 2011.
  14. S. Aryal and A. Mellinger, “Polarization Depth Profile of Electret Thin Films Using the Pyroelectric Effect”, Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, CMU, April 2011.
 
 

Publications for a general readership

  1. A. Mellinger, "Astrophotography XXL: A Giant Milky Way Panorama", Astronomy Beat, No. 87, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Jan. 10, 2012.
  2. A. Mellinger and R. Stoyan, "The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas", ISBN 978-1107013469, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  3. A. Mellinger and R. Stoyan, “Die Milchstraße” (The Milky Way), Poster, ISBN 978-3-938469-50-7, Oculum Verlag, Germany, 2011.
  4. A. Mellinger and R. Stoyan, "Fotografischer Sternatlas", ISBN 978-3-938469-42-2, Oculum Verlag, Germany, 2010.
  5. A. Mellinger, "41253 Quadratgrad Himmel: Ein Himmelspanorama mit hoher Auflösung", Interstellarum 71, 60 (Aug./Sept. 2010).
  6. A. Mellinger, Abenteuer südlich des Wendekreises, Interstellarum 53, 46-49 (Aug./Sept. 2007).
  7. A. Mellinger, "Pixel-Puzzle: Mosaikbilder im CCD-Zeitalter", VdS-Journal, Vereinigung der Sternfreunde (German Association of Amateur Astronomers), No. 18, 11-13 (2005).
  8. A. Mellinger and S. M. Hoffmann, "The New Atlas of the Stars", ISBN 1-554-07102-X, Firefly Books, 2005.
  9. A. Mellinger und S. Hoffmann, "Der große Kosmos Himmelsatlas'', Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 2002.
  10. K. Kizer Whitt and A. Mellinger, "The Milky Way from the inside'', Astronomy  29(11), 58 - 63 (2001).
  11. A. Mellinger, The Milky Way and The Celestial Sphere, Milky Way panoramic posters, Sky Publishing Corp., Cambridge, Mass. (2000).
  12. A. Mellinger, "Die Milchstraße im Computer: Entstehung eines Himmelspanoramas", Sterne und Weltraum, S. 174, Feb./März 2000.
 

Contact Info

Axel Mellinger
Department of Physics
Central Michigan University
223 Dow Science Complex
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
USA

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