Breathers in one-dimensional binary metamaterial models

N. Lazarides, M. I. Molina, G. P. Tsironis

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The existence and stability of discrete breathers is studied theoretically for a model magnetic metamaterial composed of a periodic binary array of split-ring resonators with resonance frequency mismatch. It is demonstrated that breathers can be excited spontaneously by frequency chirping of the driving field, a method that is well suited for experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3007-3011
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Binary array
  • Discrete breathers
  • Magnetic metamaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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