Publications

(in reversed chronological order, last update on April 18, 2018)

Submitted/revised papers:

1. Method of Manufactured solutions for verification of particle-in-cell simulations, Aram H. Markosyan, Chris Moore, Matthew Bettencourt, submitted to ICOPS 2018 

Accepted/in press papers:

1. Comparing laser induced plasmas formed in diode and excimer pumped alkali lasers, Aram H. Markosyan, accepted for Opt. Express

PhD Thesis:

Modeling multiple time scales in streamer dischargesA.H. Markosyan, Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology (171 p.), (2014, May 19), ISBN 978-94-6259-167-7, doi: 10.6100/IR774469. Prom./coprom.: U. Ebert, S. Dujko

Published papers:

Papers published in international journals

13. Comparing laser induced plasmas formed in diode and excimer pumped alkali lasers, Aram H. Markosyan, Opt. Express. 26(1), 488-495 (2018), doi: 10.1364/OE.26.000488 [pdf]

12. On the importance of electron impact processes in excimer pumped alkali laser induced plasmas, Aram H. Markosyan, Opt. Lett. 42(21), 4295-4298 (2017), doi: 10.1364/OL.42.004295 [ pdf]

11. Miniaturized Magnet-less RF Electron Trap: I. Modeling and Analysis, Aram H. Markosyan, Scott R. Green, Shiyang Deng, Yogesh B. Gianchandani and Mark J. Kushner, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 35 042001 (2017), doi: 10.1116/1.4984751 [pdf]

10. Miniaturized Magnet-less RF Electron Trap: II. Experimental Verification, Shiyang Deng, Scott R. Green, Aram H. Markosyan, Mark J. Kushner and Yogesh B. Gianchandani, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 35 042002 (2017), doi: 10.1116/1.4984752 [pdf]

9. Plasma formation in diode pumped alkali lasers sustained in Cs, Aram H. Markosyan and Mark J. Kushner, Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 120, Number 19, pp 3105 (2016), doi: 10.1063/1.4967749 [ pdf]

8. Synthesis of Silicon Nanoparticles in Nonthermal Capacitively-Coupled Plasmas: Processes and Transport, Romain Le Picard, Aram H. Markosyan, David Porter, Steven L. Girshick and Mark J. Kushner, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp 941-972 (2016), doi:  10.1007/s11090-016-9721-6 [pdf]

7. Comparing plasma fluid models of different order for 1D streamer ionization fronts, Aram H. Markosyan, Jannis Teunissen, Saša Dujko, Ute Ebert, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24 065002 (2015), doi: 10.1088/0963-0252/24/6/065002 [pdf]

6. Breakdown Streangth and Dielectric Recovery in a High Pressure Supercritical Nitrogen Switch, J. Zhang, E.J.M. van Heesch, F.J.C.M. Beckers, A.J.M. Pemen, R.P.P. Smeets, T. Namihira, A.H. Markosyan, IEEE Trans. Diel. and El. Insul. Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 1823-1832, (2015), doi: 10.1109/TDEI.2015.005013 [pdf]

5. Numerical and experimental investigation of recovery in super-critical N2, J. Zhang, A.H. Markosyan, M. Seeger, E.M. van Veldhuizen, E.J.M. van Heesch, U. Ebert; Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24 025008 (2015), doi: 10.1088/0963-0252/24/2/025008 [pdf]

4. PumpKin: A tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical modelsA.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F. J. Gordillo-Vázquez, U. Ebert; Computer Physics Communications 185, pp. 2697-2702, (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2014.05.019 [pdf]

3. Investigation of positive streamers by double pulse experiments, effects of repetition rate and gas mixtures, S. Nijdam, E. Takahashi, A.H. Markosyan, U Ebert; Plasma Sources Sci. Technol23 025008 (2014), doi:10.1088/0963-0252/23/2/025008 [ pdf]

2. High-order fluid model for streamer discharges: II. Numerical solution and investigation of planar fronts, A.H. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 475203 (2013), doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/46/47/475203 [pdf]

1. High-order fluid model for streamer discharges: I. Derivation of model and transport data, S. Dujko, A.H. Markosyan, R.D. White, U. Ebert; J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 475202 (2013), doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/46/47/475202 [pdf]

Technical Reports

1. ASC ATDM Level 2 Milestone #6015: Asynchronous Many-Task Software Stack Demonstration, [168 pages], Janine C. Bennett, Matthew T. Bettencourt, Robert L. Clay, Harold C. Edwards, Micheal W. Glass, David S. Hollman, Hemanth Kolla, Jonathan J. Lifflander, David J. Littlewood, Aram H. Markosyan, Stan G. Moore, Stephen L. Olivier, J. Antonio Perez, Eric T. Phipps, Francesco Rizzi, Nicole L. Slattengren, Daniel Sunderland, Jeremiah J. Wilke, Technical Report SAND2017-9980, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, September 2017, [pdf]

Contributed papers and abstracts at international conferences

Full refereed papers

13. Proposing Supercritical Fluides as a Replacement for SF6 in High-Voltage Circuit Breakers, [3 pages], E.J.M van Heesch, J. Zhang, U. Ebert, A.H. Markosyan, W.F.L.M. Hoeben, F.J.C.M. Beckers, T. Huiskamp, A.J.M. Pemen, proceedings of the IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2016, July 5 - 9, 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA

12. Plasma Formation During Operation of a Diode Pumped Alkali Laser, [3 pages], A.H. Markosyan, M.J. Kushner, proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, ISPC22, July 5 - 10, 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

11. Numerical Simulation of Capacitively-Coupled RF Plasma Flowing Through a Tube for the Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals, [3 pages], R. Le Picard, A.H. Markosyan, D.H. Porter, M.J. Kushner, S.L. Girshick, proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, ISPC22, July 5 - 10, 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

10. Propagation of negative planar streamer fronts in noble gases, [4 pages], S. Dujko, A.H. Markosyan, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 27th Summer School and Int. Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases, SPIG 2014, August  26 - 29, 2014, Belgrade, Serbia

9. 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; proceedings of IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2014, June 1 - 5, 2014, Santa Fe, NM, USA

8. Recent results from studies of non-equilibrium electron transport in modeling of low-temperature plasmas and particle detectors, [4 pages], S. Dujko,  D. Bošnjaković, J. Mirić, I. Simonović, Z.M. Raspopović, R.D. White, A.H. Markosyan, U. Ebert and Z.Lj. Petrović; proceedings of the 9th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing, JSPP2014,  January 19-23, 2014, Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia

7. High order fluid model for negative planar streamer fronts in rare gases, [4 pages], S. Dujko, A.H. Markosyan, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 9th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing, JSPP2014,  January 19-23, 2014, Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia

6. Analyzing atmospheric kinetic pathways using PumpKin, [2 pages], A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F. J. Gordillo-Vázquez, U. Ebert; proceedings of the European Planetary Science Congress 2013, EPSC2013, September 08-13, 2013, London, United Kingdom; Vol. 8, EPSC2013-655

5. Streamer to spark transition in supercritical N2, [4 pages], A.H. Markosyan, J. Zhang, B. van Heesch, U. Ebert; proceedings of the XXth Symposium on Physics of Switching Arc, FSO 2013, September 2-6, 2013, Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic

4. PumpKin: A tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models, [2 pages], A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F. J. Gordillo-Vázquez, U. Ebert; proceedings of the XXXI International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases,  ICPIG 2013, July 14-19, 2013, Granada, Spain

3. Derivation and test of high order fluid model for streamer discharges, [2 pages], A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering,  SCEE2012, September 11-14, 2012, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; pp. 107-108

2. High order fluid model for streamer discharges, [4 pages], S. Dujko, A. Markosyan, R.D. White, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 26th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases, SPIG 2012, August 27-31, 2012, Zrenjanin, Serbia; ISBN: 978-86-7031-244-9, pp. 345-348

1. High order fluid model for ionization fronts in streamer discharges, [2 pages], A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the XXI Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases, XXIth ESCAMPIG, July 10-14, 2012, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Invited Talks

2. Numerical Studies of Synthesis of Silicon Nanoparticles in Capacitively-Coupled Radiofrequency Plasmas, A.H. Markosyan, R. Le Picard, D.H. Porter, M.J. Kushner, S.L. Girshick, proceedings of the 43rd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, IEEE ICOPS 2016,  June 19-23, 2016, Banff, Alberta, Canada 

1. Challenges in fluid modeling of streamer discharges, A.H. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the Werkgemeenschap Scientific Computing spring meeting 2013, WSC Spring Meeting 2013, May 17, 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Abstracts

34. Particle in Cell Algorithms and Codes Towards the Next Generation Architectures , Aram H. Markosyan, Chris Moore, Matthew Bettencourt, Janine C. Bennett, Jonathan Lifflander, David S. Hollman, Jeremiah Wilke, Hemanth Kolla, proceedings of the 70th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC2017, November 6-10, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

33. Exploring DARMA abstraction layer for PIC and DSMC kernels on next generation platforms, Aram H. Markosyan, Matthew Bettencourt, Janine C. Bennett, Jonathan Lifflander, David S. Hollman, Jeremiah Wilke, Hemanth Kolla, Chris Moore, proceedings of the DSMC 2017 Conference, DSMC2017, August 27 -30, 2017, Santa Fe, NM, USA

32. Performance portabile multi-species plasma code, Matthew Bettencourt, Janine C. Bennett, Eric C. Cyr, Richard Kramer, Aram H. Markosyan, Chris Moore, Roger Pawlowski, Edward Phillips, Allen Robinson and John Shadid, proceedings of the IEEE 44th International Conference on Plasma Science, IEEE ICOPS 2017, May 21-25, 2017, Atlantic City, NJ, USA

31. Synthesis of Silicon Nanoparticles in Inductively Coupled Plasmas, Aram H. Markosyan, Romain Le Picard, Steven L. Girshick and Mark J. Kushner, proceedings of the 69th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC69, October 10 - 14, 2016, Bochum, Germany

30. Plasma Formation During Operation of Diode (DPAL) and Excimer (XPAL) Pumped Alkali Lasers, A.H. Markosyan and M.J. Kushner, proceedings of the 43rd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, IEEE ICOPS 2016,  June 19-23, 2016, Banff, Alberta, Canada

29. Proposing Supercritical Fluides as a Replacement for SF6 in High-Voltage Circuit Breakers, E.J.M van Heesch, J. Zhang, U. Ebert, A.H. Markosyan, W.F.L.M. Hoeben, F.J.C.M. Beckers, T. Huiskamp, A.J.M. Pemen, proceedings of the IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2016, July 5 - 9, 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA

28. Effects of Plasma Formation on Cesium Diode (DPAL) and Excimer (XPAL) Pumped Alkali Lasers, A.H. Markosyan and M.J. Kushner, proceedings of the 68th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference and 9th International Conference on Reactive Plasmas, GEC68/ICRP9, October 12 - 16, 2015, Honolulu, HI.

27. Capacitively Coupled RF Plasmas for the Synthethesis of Silicon Nanocrystals: Scaling and Mechanisms, A.H. Markosyan, R. Le Picard, D.H. Porter, M.J. Kushner, S.L. Girshick, proceedings of the 68th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference and 9th International Conference on Reactive Plasmas, GEC68/ICRP9, October 12 - 16, 2015, Honolulu, HI.

26. Transport processes for electrons and positrons in gases and soft-condensed matter: Basic phenomenology and applications, S. Dujko, Z.Lj. Petrović, R.D. White, G. Boyle, A. Banković, I. Simonović, D. Bošnjaković, J. Mirić, A.H. Markosyan, S. Marjanović, proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2015, July 22 - 28, 2015, Toledo, Spain

25. Super-critical and high-pressure media for high-repetition rate plasma switch, E.J.M. van Heesch, J. Zhang, F.J.C.M. Beckers, T. Huiskamp, W.F.L.M. Hoeben, E.M. van Veldhuizen, A.J.M. Pemen, A.H. Markosyan, U. Ebert, proceedings of the 20th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (PPC) and the 26th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), PPC 2015 SOFE, May 31 - June 4, 2015, Austin, Texas, USA

24. 2D streamer simulations using the high order fluid model, A.H. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the American Physical Society, 67th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC 2014, November 3 - 7, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

23. Testing fluid models of different order on streamer discharges, A.H. Markosyan, J. Teunissen, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the American Physical Society, 67th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC 2014, November 3 - 7, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

22. Plasma formation during operation of a diode pumped alkali laser, N.Y. Babaeva, A.H. Markosyan, O. Zatsarinny, K. Bartschat, M.J. Kushner; proceedings of the American Physical Society, 67th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC 2014, November 3 - 7, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

21. Numerical simulation of 2D capacitively-coupled RF plasma for the synthesis of silicon nanocrystals, R. Le Picard, A.H. Markosyan, D.Porter, M.J. Kushner, S.L. Girshick; proceedings of the American Physical Society, 67th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC 2014, November 3 - 7, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

20. Comparison of various fluid models for streamer dischargeA.H. Markosyan, J. Teunissen, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the Plasma Processing Science Gordon Research Conference, GRC 2014, July 27 - August 1, 2014, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, USA

19. Comparison of various fluid models for streamer dischargeA.H. Markosyan, J. Teunissen, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the Plasma Processing Science Gordon Research Seminar, GRS 2014, July 26-27, 2014, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, USA

18. Voltage recovery in supercritical switching media, E.J.M. van Heesch, Takao Namihira, Jin Zhang, A.J.M. Pemen, F.J.C.M. Beckers, T. Huiskamp, A. Markosyan, U. Ebert; proceedings of IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2014, June 1 - 5, 2014, Santa Fe, NM, USA

17. PumpKin tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models, A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F. J. Gordillo-Vázquez, U. Ebert; proceedings of the Physics@FOM, January 21 - 22, 2014, Veldhoven, Netherlands

16. PumpKin: A tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models, A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F. J. Gordillo-Vázquez, U. Ebert; Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 66th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference,  GEC 2013, September 30 - October 4, 2013, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; vol. 58, No. 8, p. 72

15. Investigating streamer to spark transition in supercritical N2, A.H. Markosyan, J. Zhang, B. van Heesch, U. Ebert; Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 66th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC 2013, September 30 - October 4, 2013, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; vol. 58, No. 8, p. 25

14. Comparing fluid models for streamer discharges, A.H. Markosyan, J. Teunissen, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 66th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC 2013, September 30 - October 4, 2013, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; vol. 58, No. 8, p. 20

13. Investigation of positive streamers by double pulse experiments,  S. Nijdam, E. Takahashi, A.H. Markosyan, U. Ebert; Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 66th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference,  GEC 2013, September 30 - October 4, 2013, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; vol. 58, No. 8, p. 45

12. Numerical investigation of voltage recovery after breakdown supercritical nitrogen, A.H. Markosyan, J. Zhang, B. van Heesch, U. Ebert; proceedings of the XXth Symposium on Physics of Switching Arc, FSO 2013, September 2-6, 2013, Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic

11. Non-conservative electron transport in gases and its application in modelling of non-equilibrium plasmas and particle detectors, S. Dujko, Z.Lj. Petrović, R.D. White, D. Bošnjaković, J. Mirić, A.H. Markosyan, U. Ebert; proceedings of the XVII International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics and the XVIII International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms, POSMOL 2013, July 19-21, 2013, Kanazawa, Japan

10. High order fluid model for streamer discharges in rare gases, A.H. Markosyan, S. Dujko, R. U. Ebert; proceedings of the XVII International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics and the XVIII International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms, POSMOL 2013, July 19-21, 2013, Kanazawa, Japan

9. Investigating heating dynamics in sparks, A. Markosyan, J. Zhang, B. van Heesch, U. Ebert; proceedings of the European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2013, EGU2013, April 07-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria

8. On the heating dynamics in sparks, A. Markosyan, J. Zhang, B. van Heesch, U. Ebert; proceedings of the Physics@FOM, January 22 - 23, 2013, Veldhoven, Netherlands; p.41

7. Investigating voltage recovery after breakdown supercritical nitrogen, A. Markosyan, J. Zhang, B. van Heesch, U. Ebert; Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 65th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC 2012, October 22-26, 2012, Austin, Texas, USA; vol. 57, No. 8, p. 84

6. High order fluid model for streamer discharges, A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, R. White, J. Teunissen, U. Ebert; Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 65th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, GEC 2012, October 22-26, 2012, Austin, Texas, USA; vol. 57, No. 8, p. 53

5. Why do we need high order fluid model for streamer discharges? [award for poster], A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 37th Woudschoten conference, WSC Conference 2012, October 3-5, 2012, Zeist, Netherlands

4. High order fluid model for simulations of streamer and sprites, A.Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 1st Thunderstorm Effects on the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System Summer School, TEA-IS, June 17-22, 2012, Los Alamos, Torremolinos (Malaga), Spain

3. High-order fluid model of streamer discharges in molecular nitrogen, S. Dujko, A. Markosyan, R.D. White, Z.Lj. Petrovic, U. Ebert; Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 43rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, DAMOP 2012, June 4-8, 2012, Anaheim, California; vol. 57, No. 5, p. 118

2. A high order density model for streamer discharges, A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, W. Hundsdorfer, U. Ebert; proceedings of the Physics@FOM, January 17 - 18 2012, Veldhoven, Netherlands; p. 250

1. A high order density model for streamer discharges, A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, W. Hundsdorfer, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 14th Euregional WELTPP Workshop on the Exploration of Low Temperature Plasma Physics, December 1 - 2, 2011, “Rolduc” Kerkrade, Netherlands; p. P42

Contributed papers and abstracts at national conferences

Abstracts

4. PumpKin tool to find principal pathways in plasma chemical models, A.H. Markosyan, A. Luque, F. J. Gordillo-Vázquez, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 5th Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium, October 8, 2014, Ann Arbor, USA; p15

3. Fluid models and the reality, A.H. Markosyan, J. Teunissen, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 26th Symposium Plasma Physics & Radiation Technology, March 11 - 12, 2014, Lunteren, Netherlands; A19

2. Numerical study of high order fluid model for streamer discharges, A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 25th Symposium Plasma Physics & Radiation Technology, March 5 - 6, 2013, Lunteren, Netherlands

1. High order fluid model for ionization fronts in streamer discharges, A. Markosyan, S. Dujko, U. Ebert; proceedings of the 24 th Symposium Plasma Physics & Radiation Technology, March 6 - 7, 2012, Lunteren, Netherlands; p. B7

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