Nonlinear pattern and wave-number selection in convecting binary mixtures

Jay Fineberg*, Elisha Moses, Victor Steinberg

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We investigate the transition from weakly nonlinear to nonlinear traveling-wave states. Pattern selection due to a transition from convective to absolute instability conditions is found, in good agreement with theory. While the linear properties depend on the (boundary-dependent) threshold of convection, the weakly nonlinear properties refer back to the threshold of an infinite system.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)4939-4942
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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