Spatially and temporally modulated traveling-wave pattern in convecting binary mixtures

Jay Fineberg*, Elisha Moses, Victor Steinberg

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Abstract

A new state composed of quasiperiodic traveling waves has been observed in very close vicinity of the convection onset along a stable branch. This state precedes the recently discovered confined traveling-wave state, and consists of left- and right-going traveling waves which periodically alternate between either side of the cell. A time-dependent wave-number spectrum is a characteristic feature of this pattern. Effects of pattern translation and modulational instability can qualitatively explain the observed dynamical behavior.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)838-841
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume61
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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