Bulk and surface magnetoinductive breathers in binary metamaterials

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

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We investigate theoretically the existence of bulk and surface discrete breathers in a one-dimensional magnetic metamaterial comprised of a periodic binary array of split-ring resonators; the two types of resonators used have different resonant frequencies caused by unequal slit sizes. We use the rotating-wave approximation and construct several types of breather excitations both for the energy-conserving as well as dissipative-driven case; we corroborate these approximate results trough numerically exact computations. We demonstrate that discrete breathers can appear spontaneously in the dissipative-driven system as a result of a fundamental instability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046605
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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