Spatiotemporal organization of coupled nonlinear pendula through impurities

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We study the effect of impurities introduced into a lattice and their ability to control the dynamical behavior of arrays of coupled nonlinear chaotic oscillators. In particular we show that under certain conditions a single impurity can produce simple spatiotemporal patterns in place of complex chaotic behavior for very long chains of oscillators. Under the same conditions we also examine the effect of disorder in the lengths of the pendula and explain the observed patterns and periodic behavior to be the result of inadvertent impurities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5529-5534
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume58
Issue number5 SUPPL. A
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Impurities
impurities
oscillators
Chaotic Oscillator
Spatio-temporal Patterns
Nonlinear Oscillator
Chaotic Behavior
Dynamical Behavior
Disorder
disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Spatiotemporal organization of coupled nonlinear pendula through impurities. / Gavrielides, A.; Kottos, T.; Kovanis, V.; Tsironis, G. P.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, Vol. 58, No. 5 SUPPL. A, 1998, p. 5529-5534.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gavrielides, A. ; Kottos, T. ; Kovanis, V. ; Tsironis, G. P. / Spatiotemporal organization of coupled nonlinear pendula through impurities. In: Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics. 1998 ; Vol. 58, No. 5 SUPPL. A. pp. 5529-5534.
@article{8897720146764a93a055c8fba7d4125f,
title = "Spatiotemporal organization of coupled nonlinear pendula through impurities",
abstract = "We study the effect of impurities introduced into a lattice and their ability to control the dynamical behavior of arrays of coupled nonlinear chaotic oscillators. In particular we show that under certain conditions a single impurity can produce simple spatiotemporal patterns in place of complex chaotic behavior for very long chains of oscillators. Under the same conditions we also examine the effect of disorder in the lengths of the pendula and explain the observed patterns and periodic behavior to be the result of inadvertent impurities.",
author = "A. Gavrielides and T. Kottos and V. Kovanis and Tsironis, {G. P.}",
year = "1998",
language = "English",
volume = "58",
pages = "5529--5534",
journal = "Physical review. E",
issn = "2470-0045",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "5 SUPPL. A",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Spatiotemporal organization of coupled nonlinear pendula through impurities

AU - Gavrielides, A.

AU - Kottos, T.

AU - Kovanis, V.

AU - Tsironis, G. P.

PY - 1998

Y1 - 1998

N2 - We study the effect of impurities introduced into a lattice and their ability to control the dynamical behavior of arrays of coupled nonlinear chaotic oscillators. In particular we show that under certain conditions a single impurity can produce simple spatiotemporal patterns in place of complex chaotic behavior for very long chains of oscillators. Under the same conditions we also examine the effect of disorder in the lengths of the pendula and explain the observed patterns and periodic behavior to be the result of inadvertent impurities.

AB - We study the effect of impurities introduced into a lattice and their ability to control the dynamical behavior of arrays of coupled nonlinear chaotic oscillators. In particular we show that under certain conditions a single impurity can produce simple spatiotemporal patterns in place of complex chaotic behavior for very long chains of oscillators. Under the same conditions we also examine the effect of disorder in the lengths of the pendula and explain the observed patterns and periodic behavior to be the result of inadvertent impurities.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0001130187&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0001130187&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0001130187

VL - 58

SP - 5529

EP - 5534

JO - Physical review. E

JF - Physical review. E

SN - 2470-0045

IS - 5 SUPPL. A

ER -