Self-organization of coupled nonlinear oscillators through impurities

A. Gavrielides, T. Kottos, V. Kovanis, G. P. Tsironis

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Abstract

The effects of impurities introduced into a lattice of strongly coupled oscillators are studied. Contrary to our expectations, a single impurity can control the chaotic behavior of a long array of chaotic oscillators and bring about complete synchronization. This effect appears to be independent of the length of the chain, obtaining self-organization for chains as long as 512 lattice sites. By appropriately introducing more that one impurity, if needed, longer chains of oscillators can be tamed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-564
Number of pages6
JournalEPL
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Gavrielides, A., Kottos, T., Kovanis, V., & Tsironis, G. P. (1998). Self-organization of coupled nonlinear oscillators through impurities. EPL, 44(5), 559-564. https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i1998-00509-0

Self-organization of coupled nonlinear oscillators through impurities. / Gavrielides, A.; Kottos, T.; Kovanis, V.; Tsironis, G. P.

In: EPL, Vol. 44, No. 5, 01.12.1998, p. 559-564.

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Gavrielides, A, Kottos, T, Kovanis, V & Tsironis, GP 1998, 'Self-organization of coupled nonlinear oscillators through impurities', EPL, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 559-564. https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i1998-00509-0
Gavrielides A, Kottos T, Kovanis V, Tsironis GP. Self-organization of coupled nonlinear oscillators through impurities. EPL. 1998 Dec 1;44(5):559-564. https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i1998-00509-0
Gavrielides, A. ; Kottos, T. ; Kovanis, V. ; Tsironis, G. P. / Self-organization of coupled nonlinear oscillators through impurities. In: EPL. 1998 ; Vol. 44, No. 5. pp. 559-564.
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