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Melnikov Alexander


Зам. директора ИФМ РАН, зав. лаб. 122 (Теории мезоскопических систем) of the Department for physics of superconductivity, д. ф.-м.н.

Personal data

the date and place of birth: 11 July, 1964, Arzamas.

Research interests

  • superconductors with anisotropic pairing;
  • the theory of the mixed state in superconductors of type II (including high-temperature cuprates);
  • the vortex structure and dynamics;
  • one-particle excitation;
  • vortices in layered systems;
  • quantum transport in mesoscopic systems.


  • 1986 - 1989 - junior research associate of the Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Nizhniy Novgorod;
  • 1989 - trainee of the Lomonosov Moscow State University;
  • 1989 - 1992 - postgraduate student of the Lebedev Physical Institute RAS, Moscow;
  • 1992 - 1994 - research associate of the IAP RAS, Nizhny Novgorod;
  • 1994 - present. - research associate, senior research associate, leading research associate, deputy director, head of the laboratory, Institute for Physics of Microstructures RAS, Nizhny Novgorod.


1986, the diploma of the Faculty of radiophysics of N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhniy Novgorod, head In. M. Genkin.

1992, K. f.-m.s. (theoretical physics) Physics Institute RAS. P. Mr.. Lebedev Academy of Sciences of the USSR, scientific leaders In. L. Ginzburg and Yu. With. Barash. Thesis title: «Magnetic and transport properties of vortex structures in anisotropic superconductors».

2002, D. f.-м.н.Институт physics of microstructures RAS, Nizhny Novgorod. The title of the thesis: «Structure and dynamics of vortices in anisotropic superconductors»

Educational work

Physics of a solid body (course of lectures) Nizhny Novgorod state University, Radiophysics faculty (1995-2010), the Higher school of General and applied physics (1997-2011).

Additional chapters of physics of a firm body (course of lectures) Nizhny Novgorod state University, Radiophysics faculty (1995-2010), the Higher school of General and applied physics (1997-2011). (pdf documentdownload electronic tool (830 kB))

the Physics of superconductivity (course of lectures) - 1996-1997, Nizhny Novgorod state University, Radiophysics faculty.

Защитившиеся masters: 9

Защитившиеся post-graduate students: Ryzhov D. A. (2004), Аладышкин And. Yu (2004), Silaev M. A. (2008)


  • A. S. Mel nikov, «Inertial mass and viscosity of tilted vortex lines in layered superconductors», " Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, p.2786 (1996).
  • A. S. Mel nikov, «Quantization of the quasiparticle spectrum in the mixed state ofd-wave superconductors», J. Phys.:Condens.Matter 11, pp. 4219-4229 (1999).
  • A. S. Mel nikov, «Aharonov-Bohm Effect for Quasiparticles arounda Vortex Line in a D-wave Superconductor», Phys.Rev.Lett. 86, 4108-4111 (2001).
  • A. S. Mel nikov and V. M. Vinokur, «Mesoscopic superconductor as a ballistic quantum switch», Nature, 415, 60-62 (2002).
  • A. I. Buzdin and A. S. Mel nikov, «Domain wall superconductivity in ferromagnetic superconductors», Phys. Rev. B 67, 020503 (2003).
  • N.B.Kopnin, A.S.Mel'nikov, V.I.Pozdnyakova, D.A.Ryzhov, I.A.Shereshevskiiand V.M.Vinokur, «Giant oscillations of energy levels in the mesoscopic superconductors" Phys.Rev.Lett. 95, 197002 (2005).
  • N.B.Kopnin, A.S.Mel'nikov, V.M.Vinokur, «Resonance energy and charge pumping through quantum SINIS contacts" Phys.Rev.Lett. 96, 146802 (2006).
  • A. V. Samokhvalov, A. S. Mel nikov, J.-P.Ader and A. I. Buzdin, «the Little-Parks oscillations in a hybrid ferromagnet-superconductor systems”, " Phys. Rev. B 79, 174502 (2009).
  • I. M. Khaymovich, N. B. Kopnin, A. S. Mel nikov, I. A. Shereshevskii, «Vortex core states in superconducting graphene”, " Phys. Rev. B 79, 224506 (2009).
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