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.
- Binary array
- Discrete breathers
- Magnetic metamaterials
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering