Professor Donald Melrose

H90 - Physics Decant Redfern
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4234
Fax +61 2 9351 7726

Biographical details

My current appointments are in the School of Physics, University of Sydney: as Professor of Physics (Theoretical) since 1979, as a Professor of the University, since 2000, and as an ARC Australian Research Fellow, 2003-2007. Previously I was Director of the Special Research Centre in Astrophysics, 1991-1999, and Head of School, 2001-2002. My previous academic appointment was: 1969-1979 in the Department of Theoretical Physics (since almalgamated with the Department of Physics), Faculty of Science, Australian National University. Prior to that I held post-doctoral appointments: 1968-9 in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maryland; 1966-8 in the Belfer Graduate School, Yeshiva University; 1965-6 in the Department of Physics, University of Sussex. My graduate studies were in Theoretical Physics at Oxford University, 1962-5, and undergraduate studies were at the University of Tasmania, 1959-61, and the University of Western Australia, 1958.

Research interests

Plasma processes in astrophysics and geophysics with emphasis on

  • the emission, absorption and transfer of radiation in magnetoactive plasma,
  • particular applications to emissions from the solar corona,
  • planetary magnetospheres and pulsars,
  • the scattering and acceleration of fast particles, and the theory of solar flares.

Quantum electrodynamics, including the effects of superstrong magnetic fields.

Nonlinear plasma processes.

Selected grants

2015

  • Electrodynamics of magnetic explosions and pulsars; Melrose D; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2008

  • Quantum plasmas; Melrose D, Wheatland M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Physics of extreme brightness temperatures in radioastronomical sources; Melrose D, Johnston S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • Plasma astrophysics under extreme conditions; Melrose D, Wheatland M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2002

  • Relativistic Plasma Astrophysics: Pulsars IDVs and transients; Ball L, Johnston S, Luo Q, Melrose D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Initial and Final Magnetic Configurations in Solar Flares; Melrose D; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2001

  • Supporting Areas of Strength in Astrophysics; Melrose D, Cairns I; University of Sydney/Support.
  • High Brightness and Circular Polarisation in Extragalatic Radio Sources; Melrose D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

2000

  • Cosmic magnetic fields; Galloway D, Kuijpers J, Uchida Y, Shibata S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage International: ARC International Fellowships (ARCIF).
  • Pulsar radio emission mechanism; Melrose D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Collective processes in a relativistic pair plasma.; Melrose D, Vladimirov S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.
  • Dissipative process in solar flares.; Melrose D, Wheatland M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.
  • Pulsar emission regions, magnetospheres and winds; Johnston S, Melrose D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage International: ARC International Fellowships (ARCIF).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Melrose, D. (2013). Quantum Plasmadynamics: Magnetized Plasmas. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Melrose, D. (2008). Quantum Plasmadynamics: Unmagnetized plasmas. New York: Springer Science + Business Media.

Book Chapters

  • Melrose, D., McOrist, J. (2010). Pair Modes in Relativistic Quantum Plasmas. In Bruce H J McKellar, Ken Amos (Eds.), In Celebration of K C Hines, (pp. 149-164). 5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224: World Scientific Publishing.

Journals

  • Melrose, D., Wheatland, M. (2014). Bulk Energization of Electrons in Solar Flares by Alfven Waves. Solar Physics, 289(3), 881-897. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Yuen, R. (2014). Non-corotating models for pulsar magnetospheres. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 437(1), 262-272-262-272. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2013). Global aspects of solar flares. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 440(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Wheatland, M. (2013). Transfer of Energy, Potential, and Current by Alfvén Waves in Solar Flares. Solar Physics, 288(1), 223-240. [More Information]
  • Yuen, R., Manchester, R., Burgay, M., Camilo, F., Kramer, M., Melrose, D., Stairs, I. (2012). Changes in polarization position angle across the eclipse in the double pulsar system. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 752(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2012). Generic model for magnetic explosions applied to solar flares. The Astrophysical Journal, 749(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2012). Hans Adolph Buchdahl 1919-2010. Historical Records of Australian Science, 23, 159-175. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2012). Magnetic explosions: Role of the inductive electric field. The Astrophysical Journal, 749(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Yuen, R. (2012). Obliquely rotating pulsars: Screening of the inductive electric field. The Astrophysical Journal, 745(2), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Lo, K., Bray, D., Hobbs, G., Murphy, T., Gaensler, B., Melrose, D., Ravi, V., Manchester, R., Keith, M. (2012). Observations and modelling of pulsed radio emission from CU Virginis. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 421(4), 3316-3324. [More Information]
  • Shahid, M., Melrose, D., Jamila, M., Murtaza, G. (2012). Spin effect on parametric interactions of waves in magnetoplasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 19(11), 112114-1-112114-5. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2012). Spin-dependent relativistic quantum magnetized electron gas. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 45(39), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Verdon (nee Nulsen), A., Cairns, I., Melrose, D., Robinson, P. (2011). A resistive instability of lower hybrid-like waves in regions with parallel currents. Physics of Plasmas, 18(8, Article number 082103), 082103-1-082103-13. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Mushtaq, A. (2011). Classical Relativistic Model for Spin Dependence in a Magnetized Electron Gas. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 83(5), 056404-1-056404-7. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2011). Magnetic explosions, with application to solar flares and to magnetar outbursts. International Journal of Modern Physics E: nuclear physics, 20(SUPPL. 1), 32-43. [More Information]
  • Verdon (nee Nulsen), A., Cairns, I., Melrose, D., Robinson, P. (2011). Reactive instabilities of lower hybrid-like waves in regions with parallel currents. Physics of Plasmas, 18(5), 052111-1-052111-12. [More Information]
  • Verdon, M., Melrose, D. (2011). Wave dispersion in a counterstreaming, relativistic thermal, magnetized, electron-positron plasma. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 83(5), 056407-1-056407-8. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Mushtaq, A. (2010). Dispersion in a thermal plasma including arbitrary degeneracy and quantum recoil. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 82(5), 056402-1-056402-8.
  • Melrose, D. (2010). Faraday Rotation: Effect of Magnetic Field Reversals. The Astrophysical Journal, 725(2), 1600-1606. [More Information]
  • Ravi, V., Hobbs, G., Wickramasinghe, D., Champion, D., Keith, M., Manchester, R., Norris, R., Bray, D., Ferrario, L., Melrose, D. (2010). Observations of radio pulses from CU Virginis. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 408(1), L99-L103.
  • Melrose, D., Mushtaq, A. (2010). Plasma dispersion function for a Fermi-Dirac distribution. Physics of Plasmas, 17(12), 122103-1-122103-7. [More Information]
  • Vranesevic, N., Melrose, D. (2010). Pulsar current revisited. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 410(4), 2363-2369. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Rafat, M., Luo, Q. (2009). Linear Acceleration Emission. I. Motion in a Large-Amplitude Electrostatic Wave. The Astrophysical Journal, 698(1), 115-123.
  • Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2009). Linear Acceleration Emission. II. Power Spectrum. The Astrophysical Journal, 698(1), 124-130.
  • Mushtaq, A., Melrose, D. (2009). Quantum effects on the dispersion of ion acoustic waves. Physics of Plasmas, 16(10), 102110-1-102110-5.
  • Melrose, D., Mushtaq, A. (2009). Quantum recoil and Bohm diffusion. Physics of Plasmas, 16(9), 094508-1-094508-3.
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2009). Response of a relativistic quantum magnetized electron gas. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 42(34), 345502-1-345502-18.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2009). Saturated magnetic field amplification at supernova shocks. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 397(3), 1402-1409.
  • Verdon (nee Nulsen), A., Cairns, I., Melrose, D., Robinson, P. (2009). Warm electromagnetic lower hybrid wave dispersion relation. Physics of Plasmas, 16(5, Article number 052105), 052105-1-052105-12.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2008). Oscillating pulsar polar gaps. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 387(3), 1291-1302.
  • Verdon, M., Melrose, D. (2008). Wave dispersion in a counterstreaming, cold, magnetized, electron-positron plasma. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 77(4), 046403-1-046403-10.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2007). Alfven turbulence in collisionless plasmas. Planetary and Space Science, 55(15), 2281-2285.
  • Melrose, D. (2007). Covariant form for the collision integral. Journal of Plasma Physics, 73(4), 599-611.
  • McOrist, J., Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2007). Dispersion in a relativistic degenerate electron gas. Journal of Plasma Physics, 73(4), 495-513.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2007). Pulsar radiation belts and transient radio emission. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 378(4), 1481-1490.
  • Menezes, D., Melrose, D., Providencia, C., Wu, K. (2007). The QCD phase diagram and the gamma-ray bursts. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 790(1-4), 558C-561C.
  • Vranesevic, N., Melrose, D., Manchester, R. (2007). What is special about HBRPs. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 6(suppl. 2), 59-63.
  • Melrose, D. (2006). A generic pulsar radio emission mechanism. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 6(suppl 2), 74-80.
  • Melrose, D., Miller, A., Karastergiou, A., Luo, Q. (2006). An empirical model for the polarization of pulsar radio emission. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 365(2), 638-646.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2006). Anisotropic weak turbulence of Alfven waves in collisionless astrophysical plasmas. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 368(3), 1151-1158.
  • Melrose, D. (2006). Depolarization of radio bursts due to reflection off sharp boundaries in the solar corona. The Astrophysical Journal, 637, 1113-1121.
  • Melrose, D., Menezes, D., Providencia, C., Wu, K. (2006). Gamma-ray bursts and the QCD phase diagram. Physical Review C (Nuclear Physics), 73(2), 025806-1-025806-8.
  • Melrose, D., Fok, R., Menezes, D. (2006). Pair emission from bare magnetized strange stars. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 371(1), 204-210.
  • Melrose, D., Menezes, D., Providencia, C. (2006). Quark stars within relativistic models. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 32(8), 1081-1095.
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J., McOrist, J. (2006). Relativistic quantum plasma dispersion functions. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 39(27), 8727-8740.
  • Melrose, D., Watson, P. (2006). Scintillation of radio sources: The role of caustics. The Astrophysical Journal, 647(2), 1131-1141.
  • Watson, P., Melrose, D. (2006). Scintillation of radio sources: The signature of a caustic. The Astrophysical Journal, 647(2), 1142-1150.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2006). The induced turbulence effect on propagation of radio emission in pulsar magnetospheres. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 371, 1395-1404.
  • Weise, J., Melrose, D. (2006). Vacuum polarization in supercritical fields and at frequencies above 2m. Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology), 73(4), 045005-1-045005-13.
  • Levinson, A., Melrose, D., Judge, A., Luo, Q. (2005). Large-amplitude, pair-creating oscillations in pulsar and black hole magnetospheres. The Astrophysical Journal, 631(1), 456-465.
  • Melrose, D. (2005). Maser emission in astrophysical plasmas: 2003 Robert Ellery Lecture. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), 22(2), 144-152.
  • Melrose, D. (2005). Nonresonant Alfven Waves Driven by Cosmic Rays. AIP Conference Proceedings, 781, 135-140.
  • Gogoberidze, G., Machabeli, G., Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2005). On the origin of the drifting subpulses in radio pulsars. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 360(2), 669-674.
  • Melrose, D., Levinson, A., Judge, A., Luo, Q. (2005). Oscillating Pair Creation in Pulsar Magnetospheres. AIP Conference Proceedings, 784, 274-286.
  • Melrose, D. (2005). Resonances and dispersion in relativistic plasmas. Physics Letters. Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 347(1-3), 103-113.
  • Mendez, A., Melrose, D. (2005). Strange Star Equations of State Revisited. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), 22, 292-297.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2004). Approximate plasma dispersion functions at relativistic temperatures. Journal of Plasma Physics, 70(6), 709-718.
  • Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2004). Circular Polarization In Pulsar Radio Emission Due To Intrinsically Relativistic Effects. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 352(3), 915-923.
  • Melrose, D. (2004). Conservation Of Both Current And Helicity In A Quadrupolar Model For Solar Flares. Solar Physics, 221(1), 121-133.
  • Walker, M., Melrose, D., Zhang, C., Stinebring, D. (2004). Interpretation Of Parabolic Arcs In Pulsar Secondary Spectra. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 354(1), 43-54.
  • Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2004). Wave Dispersion Near Cyclotron Resonance In Pulsar Plasmas. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 70(1), 016404-1-016404-9.
  • Fussell, D., Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2003). Cyclotron absorption in rotating pulsar magnetospheres. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 343, 1248-1256.
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2003). Optical activity in an isotropic gas of electrons with a preferred helicity. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 68, 046404-1-046404-5.
  • Melrose, D. (2003). Pulsar emissions. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45(5), 523-534.
  • Melrose, D. (2002). Coherent emission in AGN: A critique. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), 19(1), 34-38.
  • Gedalin, M., Gruman, E., Melrose, D. (2002). Mechanism of pulsar radio emission. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 337(2), 422-430.
  • Gedalin, M., Gruman, E., Melrose, D. (2002). New Mechanism of Pulsar Radio Emission. Physical Review Letters, 88(12), 121101-1-121101-4.
  • Weise, J., Melrose, D. (2002). One-photon pair production in pulsars: non-relativistic and relativistic regimes. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 329(1), 115-125.
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2002). Quantum correction to the linear response for a magnetized electron gas. Physics of Plasmas, 9(11), 4473-4480.
  • Machabeli, G., Luo, Q., Vladimirov, S., Melrose, D. (2002). Quasilinear diffusion as a result of modulational instability in the pulsar plasma. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 65(3), 1-5.
  • Melrose, D., Russell, K. (2002). Spin flips in cyclotron emission by an electron. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 35(1), 135-150.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D., Fussell, D. (2002). Wave dispersion in gyrotropic relativistic pulsar plasmas. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 66(2), 026405-1-026405-9. [More Information]
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2001). Cyclotron absorption of radio emission within pulsar magnetospheres. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, Vol 325, 187-196.
  • Melrose, D., Gedalin, M., Gruman, E. (2001). Low-frequency waves in asymmetric magnetized relativistic pair plasma. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, Vol 325, 715-725.
  • Macquart, J., Melrose, D. (2001). Scintillation-Induced circular polarization in pulsars and quasars. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol 545, No 2, Part 1, 798-806.
  • Ball, L., Melrose, D. (2001). Shock Drift Acceleration of Electrons. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), Vol 18, No 4, 361-373.
  • Melrose, D., Gedalin, M. (2001). Waves in strongly magnetized relativistic plasmas: Generally covariant approach. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), Vol 64.
  • Uchida, Y., Wheatland, M., Haga, R., Yoshitake,, I., Melrose, D. (2001). Yohkoh/HXT evidence for a hyperhot loop-top source in the pre-impulsive phase of a loop flare. Solar Physics, 202, 117-130.

Conferences

  • Cally, P., Wheatland, M., Cairns, I., Melrose, D. (2012). Solar physics research in Australia. First Asia-Pacific Solar Physics Meeting, 2011, Bengaluru, India: The Astronomical Society of India.
  • Melrose, D. (2009). Coherent Emission. IAU Symposim 257 - Universal Heliophysical Processes, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2008). How are orthogonally polarized modes generated? AIP 40 Years of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Verdon (nee Nulsen), A., Cairns, I., Melrose, D., Robinson, P. (2008). Properties of lower hybrid waves. IAU Symposim 257 - Universal Heliophysical Processes, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2008). Pulsar transient radio emission. Astrophysics of Compact Objects, International Conference on Astrophysics of Compact Objects, online: Springer.
  • Verdon, M., Melrose, D. (2008). Wave growth in an oscillating model of pulsar magnetospheres. AIP 40 Years of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Melrose, D. (2005). Nonresonant Alfven waves driven by cosmic rays. The physics of collisionless shocks, Palm Springs, California.
  • Melrose, D., Judge, A., Luo, Q., Levinson, A. (2005). Oscillating Pair Creation in Pulsar Magnetospheres. Magnetic Fields in the Universe: from laboratory and stars to primordial structures, Angra dos Reis, Brazil.
  • Melrose, D. (2003). What causes the circular polarization in pulsars? Radio Pulsars: ASP Conference, : National University of Singapore.

Reference Works

  • Melrose, D. (2009). Acceleration Mechanisms. In Robert A Meyers (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. (pp. 21-42). New York, USA: Springer Science + Business Media.

2014

  • Melrose, D., Wheatland, M. (2014). Bulk Energization of Electrons in Solar Flares by Alfven Waves. Solar Physics, 289(3), 881-897. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Yuen, R. (2014). Non-corotating models for pulsar magnetospheres. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 437(1), 262-272-262-272. [More Information]

2013

  • Melrose, D. (2013). Global aspects of solar flares. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 440(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2013). Quantum Plasmadynamics: Magnetized Plasmas. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Melrose, D., Wheatland, M. (2013). Transfer of Energy, Potential, and Current by Alfvén Waves in Solar Flares. Solar Physics, 288(1), 223-240. [More Information]

2012

  • Yuen, R., Manchester, R., Burgay, M., Camilo, F., Kramer, M., Melrose, D., Stairs, I. (2012). Changes in polarization position angle across the eclipse in the double pulsar system. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 752(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2012). Generic model for magnetic explosions applied to solar flares. The Astrophysical Journal, 749(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2012). Hans Adolph Buchdahl 1919-2010. Historical Records of Australian Science, 23, 159-175. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2012). Magnetic explosions: Role of the inductive electric field. The Astrophysical Journal, 749(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Yuen, R. (2012). Obliquely rotating pulsars: Screening of the inductive electric field. The Astrophysical Journal, 745(2), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Lo, K., Bray, D., Hobbs, G., Murphy, T., Gaensler, B., Melrose, D., Ravi, V., Manchester, R., Keith, M. (2012). Observations and modelling of pulsed radio emission from CU Virginis. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 421(4), 3316-3324. [More Information]
  • Cally, P., Wheatland, M., Cairns, I., Melrose, D. (2012). Solar physics research in Australia. First Asia-Pacific Solar Physics Meeting, 2011, Bengaluru, India: The Astronomical Society of India.
  • Shahid, M., Melrose, D., Jamila, M., Murtaza, G. (2012). Spin effect on parametric interactions of waves in magnetoplasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 19(11), 112114-1-112114-5. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2012). Spin-dependent relativistic quantum magnetized electron gas. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 45(39), 1-18. [More Information]

2011

  • Verdon (nee Nulsen), A., Cairns, I., Melrose, D., Robinson, P. (2011). A resistive instability of lower hybrid-like waves in regions with parallel currents. Physics of Plasmas, 18(8, Article number 082103), 082103-1-082103-13. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D., Mushtaq, A. (2011). Classical Relativistic Model for Spin Dependence in a Magnetized Electron Gas. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 83(5), 056404-1-056404-7. [More Information]
  • Melrose, D. (2011). Magnetic explosions, with application to solar flares and to magnetar outbursts. International Journal of Modern Physics E: nuclear physics, 20(SUPPL. 1), 32-43. [More Information]
  • Verdon (nee Nulsen), A., Cairns, I., Melrose, D., Robinson, P. (2011). Reactive instabilities of lower hybrid-like waves in regions with parallel currents. Physics of Plasmas, 18(5), 052111-1-052111-12. [More Information]
  • Verdon, M., Melrose, D. (2011). Wave dispersion in a counterstreaming, relativistic thermal, magnetized, electron-positron plasma. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 83(5), 056407-1-056407-8. [More Information]

2010

  • Melrose, D., Mushtaq, A. (2010). Dispersion in a thermal plasma including arbitrary degeneracy and quantum recoil. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 82(5), 056402-1-056402-8.
  • Melrose, D. (2010). Faraday Rotation: Effect of Magnetic Field Reversals. The Astrophysical Journal, 725(2), 1600-1606. [More Information]
  • Ravi, V., Hobbs, G., Wickramasinghe, D., Champion, D., Keith, M., Manchester, R., Norris, R., Bray, D., Ferrario, L., Melrose, D. (2010). Observations of radio pulses from CU Virginis. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 408(1), L99-L103.
  • Melrose, D., McOrist, J. (2010). Pair Modes in Relativistic Quantum Plasmas. In Bruce H J McKellar, Ken Amos (Eds.), In Celebration of K C Hines, (pp. 149-164). 5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Melrose, D., Mushtaq, A. (2010). Plasma dispersion function for a Fermi-Dirac distribution. Physics of Plasmas, 17(12), 122103-1-122103-7. [More Information]
  • Vranesevic, N., Melrose, D. (2010). Pulsar current revisited. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 410(4), 2363-2369. [More Information]

2009

  • Melrose, D. (2009). Acceleration Mechanisms. In Robert A Meyers (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. (pp. 21-42). New York, USA: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Melrose, D. (2009). Coherent Emission. IAU Symposim 257 - Universal Heliophysical Processes, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Melrose, D., Rafat, M., Luo, Q. (2009). Linear Acceleration Emission. I. Motion in a Large-Amplitude Electrostatic Wave. The Astrophysical Journal, 698(1), 115-123.
  • Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2009). Linear Acceleration Emission. II. Power Spectrum. The Astrophysical Journal, 698(1), 124-130.
  • Mushtaq, A., Melrose, D. (2009). Quantum effects on the dispersion of ion acoustic waves. Physics of Plasmas, 16(10), 102110-1-102110-5.
  • Melrose, D., Mushtaq, A. (2009). Quantum recoil and Bohm diffusion. Physics of Plasmas, 16(9), 094508-1-094508-3.
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2009). Response of a relativistic quantum magnetized electron gas. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 42(34), 345502-1-345502-18.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2009). Saturated magnetic field amplification at supernova shocks. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 397(3), 1402-1409.
  • Verdon (nee Nulsen), A., Cairns, I., Melrose, D., Robinson, P. (2009). Warm electromagnetic lower hybrid wave dispersion relation. Physics of Plasmas, 16(5, Article number 052105), 052105-1-052105-12.

2008

  • Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2008). How are orthogonally polarized modes generated? AIP 40 Years of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2008). Oscillating pulsar polar gaps. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 387(3), 1291-1302.
  • Verdon (nee Nulsen), A., Cairns, I., Melrose, D., Robinson, P. (2008). Properties of lower hybrid waves. IAU Symposim 257 - Universal Heliophysical Processes, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2008). Pulsar transient radio emission. Astrophysics of Compact Objects, International Conference on Astrophysics of Compact Objects, online: Springer.
  • Melrose, D. (2008). Quantum Plasmadynamics: Unmagnetized plasmas. New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Verdon, M., Melrose, D. (2008). Wave dispersion in a counterstreaming, cold, magnetized, electron-positron plasma. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 77(4), 046403-1-046403-10.
  • Verdon, M., Melrose, D. (2008). Wave growth in an oscillating model of pulsar magnetospheres. AIP 40 Years of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP).

2007

  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2007). Alfven turbulence in collisionless plasmas. Planetary and Space Science, 55(15), 2281-2285.
  • Melrose, D. (2007). Covariant form for the collision integral. Journal of Plasma Physics, 73(4), 599-611.
  • McOrist, J., Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2007). Dispersion in a relativistic degenerate electron gas. Journal of Plasma Physics, 73(4), 495-513.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2007). Pulsar radiation belts and transient radio emission. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 378(4), 1481-1490.
  • Menezes, D., Melrose, D., Providencia, C., Wu, K. (2007). The QCD phase diagram and the gamma-ray bursts. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 790(1-4), 558C-561C.
  • Vranesevic, N., Melrose, D., Manchester, R. (2007). What is special about HBRPs. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 6(suppl. 2), 59-63.

2006

  • Melrose, D. (2006). A generic pulsar radio emission mechanism. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 6(suppl 2), 74-80.
  • Melrose, D., Miller, A., Karastergiou, A., Luo, Q. (2006). An empirical model for the polarization of pulsar radio emission. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 365(2), 638-646.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2006). Anisotropic weak turbulence of Alfven waves in collisionless astrophysical plasmas. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 368(3), 1151-1158.
  • Melrose, D. (2006). Depolarization of radio bursts due to reflection off sharp boundaries in the solar corona. The Astrophysical Journal, 637, 1113-1121.
  • Melrose, D., Menezes, D., Providencia, C., Wu, K. (2006). Gamma-ray bursts and the QCD phase diagram. Physical Review C (Nuclear Physics), 73(2), 025806-1-025806-8.
  • Melrose, D., Fok, R., Menezes, D. (2006). Pair emission from bare magnetized strange stars. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 371(1), 204-210.
  • Melrose, D., Menezes, D., Providencia, C. (2006). Quark stars within relativistic models. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 32(8), 1081-1095.
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J., McOrist, J. (2006). Relativistic quantum plasma dispersion functions. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 39(27), 8727-8740.
  • Melrose, D., Watson, P. (2006). Scintillation of radio sources: The role of caustics. The Astrophysical Journal, 647(2), 1131-1141.
  • Watson, P., Melrose, D. (2006). Scintillation of radio sources: The signature of a caustic. The Astrophysical Journal, 647(2), 1142-1150.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2006). The induced turbulence effect on propagation of radio emission in pulsar magnetospheres. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 371, 1395-1404.
  • Weise, J., Melrose, D. (2006). Vacuum polarization in supercritical fields and at frequencies above 2m. Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology), 73(4), 045005-1-045005-13.

2005

  • Levinson, A., Melrose, D., Judge, A., Luo, Q. (2005). Large-amplitude, pair-creating oscillations in pulsar and black hole magnetospheres. The Astrophysical Journal, 631(1), 456-465.
  • Melrose, D. (2005). Maser emission in astrophysical plasmas: 2003 Robert Ellery Lecture. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), 22(2), 144-152.
  • Melrose, D. (2005). Nonresonant Alfven Waves Driven by Cosmic Rays. AIP Conference Proceedings, 781, 135-140.
  • Melrose, D. (2005). Nonresonant Alfven waves driven by cosmic rays. The physics of collisionless shocks, Palm Springs, California.
  • Gogoberidze, G., Machabeli, G., Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2005). On the origin of the drifting subpulses in radio pulsars. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 360(2), 669-674.
  • Melrose, D., Levinson, A., Judge, A., Luo, Q. (2005). Oscillating Pair Creation in Pulsar Magnetospheres. AIP Conference Proceedings, 784, 274-286.
  • Melrose, D., Judge, A., Luo, Q., Levinson, A. (2005). Oscillating Pair Creation in Pulsar Magnetospheres. Magnetic Fields in the Universe: from laboratory and stars to primordial structures, Angra dos Reis, Brazil.
  • Melrose, D. (2005). Resonances and dispersion in relativistic plasmas. Physics Letters. Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 347(1-3), 103-113.
  • Mendez, A., Melrose, D. (2005). Strange Star Equations of State Revisited. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), 22, 292-297.

2004

  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2004). Approximate plasma dispersion functions at relativistic temperatures. Journal of Plasma Physics, 70(6), 709-718.
  • Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2004). Circular Polarization In Pulsar Radio Emission Due To Intrinsically Relativistic Effects. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 352(3), 915-923.
  • Melrose, D. (2004). Conservation Of Both Current And Helicity In A Quadrupolar Model For Solar Flares. Solar Physics, 221(1), 121-133.
  • Walker, M., Melrose, D., Zhang, C., Stinebring, D. (2004). Interpretation Of Parabolic Arcs In Pulsar Secondary Spectra. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 354(1), 43-54.
  • Melrose, D., Luo, Q. (2004). Wave Dispersion Near Cyclotron Resonance In Pulsar Plasmas. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 70(1), 016404-1-016404-9.

2003

  • Fussell, D., Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2003). Cyclotron absorption in rotating pulsar magnetospheres. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 343, 1248-1256.
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2003). Optical activity in an isotropic gas of electrons with a preferred helicity. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 68, 046404-1-046404-5.
  • Melrose, D. (2003). Pulsar emissions. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45(5), 523-534.
  • Melrose, D. (2003). What causes the circular polarization in pulsars? Radio Pulsars: ASP Conference, : National University of Singapore.

2002

  • Melrose, D. (2002). Coherent emission in AGN: A critique. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), 19(1), 34-38.
  • Gedalin, M., Gruman, E., Melrose, D. (2002). Mechanism of pulsar radio emission. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 337(2), 422-430.
  • Gedalin, M., Gruman, E., Melrose, D. (2002). New Mechanism of Pulsar Radio Emission. Physical Review Letters, 88(12), 121101-1-121101-4.
  • Weise, J., Melrose, D. (2002). One-photon pair production in pulsars: non-relativistic and relativistic regimes. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 329(1), 115-125.
  • Melrose, D., Weise, J. (2002). Quantum correction to the linear response for a magnetized electron gas. Physics of Plasmas, 9(11), 4473-4480.
  • Machabeli, G., Luo, Q., Vladimirov, S., Melrose, D. (2002). Quasilinear diffusion as a result of modulational instability in the pulsar plasma. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 65(3), 1-5.
  • Melrose, D., Russell, K. (2002). Spin flips in cyclotron emission by an electron. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 35(1), 135-150.
  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D., Fussell, D. (2002). Wave dispersion in gyrotropic relativistic pulsar plasmas. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 66(2), 026405-1-026405-9. [More Information]

2001

  • Luo, Q., Melrose, D. (2001). Cyclotron absorption of radio emission within pulsar magnetospheres. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, Vol 325, 187-196.
  • Melrose, D., Gedalin, M., Gruman, E. (2001). Low-frequency waves in asymmetric magnetized relativistic pair plasma. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, Vol 325, 715-725.
  • Macquart, J., Melrose, D. (2001). Scintillation-Induced circular polarization in pulsars and quasars. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol 545, No 2, Part 1, 798-806.
  • Ball, L., Melrose, D. (2001). Shock Drift Acceleration of Electrons. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), Vol 18, No 4, 361-373.
  • Melrose, D., Gedalin, M. (2001). Waves in strongly magnetized relativistic plasmas: Generally covariant approach. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), Vol 64.
  • Uchida, Y., Wheatland, M., Haga, R., Yoshitake,, I., Melrose, D. (2001). Yohkoh/HXT evidence for a hyperhot loop-top source in the pre-impulsive phase of a loop flare. Solar Physics, 202, 117-130.

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