Targeted energy transfer through discrete breathers in nonlinear systems

G. Kopidakis, S. Aubry, G. P. Tsironis

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An alternative, more general principle that could be applied to a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological phenomena and which is naturally linked to the concept of discrete breather (DB) is proposed. It is demonstrated that the linear lattice can be tuned in such a way that a very selective, efficient, targeted energy transfer (TET) between specific sites results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number165501
Pages (from-to)165501/1-165501/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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