Confinement of discrete breathers in inhomogeneously profiled nonlinear chains

I. Bena, A. Saxena, G. P. Tsironis, M. Ibañes, J. M. Sancho

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The results of a systematic numerical study of the trapping and collisions of discrete breathers in an inhomogeneous Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chain consisting of mass profiles with various shapes and widths are presented. In addition, the effect of asynchronous arrival time of two DBs at the trap is studied. In all cases quite different DB focusing, merging, and trapping behavior is found.

Original languageEnglish
Article number037601
Pages (from-to)037601/1-037601/4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3 2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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