We study the motion of fluxons in a long Josephson junction with two pointlike inhomogeneities (or impurities). Using the collective variable approach, we reduce the problem to two nonlinear o.d.e.'s and find that the behavior of the fluxons depends on the location of the invariant manifolds of two unstable fix points near the two inhomogeneities. Thus varying the "strength" parameters of the inhomogeneities μ1 and μ2 we can make these invariant manifolds "pass through" each other and allow fluxon trapping or escape by the impurities accordingly. Our results can be easily extended to the case of N inhomogeneities and have been found to agree very well with the numerical solution of the original p.d.e. of the problem.
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