Resonant motion of discrete breathers in curved nonlinear chains

R. Reigada, J. M. Sancho, M. Ibañes, G. P. Tsironis

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We present the study of discrete breathers moving resonantly in a two-dimensional polymeric hairpin-shaped model with perpendicular onsite potentials. Their motion adapts to the local dynamical environment and move more efficiently in the curve in several cases. This motion is locally governed by conservation of energy. Weak dissipation and thermal noise do not affect these phenomena qualitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8465-8475
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - Oct 19 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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