We study the properties of heat conduction in chains of coupled particles subjected to different anharmonic on-site potentials. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of breathers in saturation of the thermal conductivity for chains with hard anharmonicity. When the chain particles are subject to on-site potentials with soft anharmonicity, we find a characteristic temperature, below which the conductivity decreases but while above which it increases.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics