Weakly nonlinear states as propagating fronts in convecting binary mixtures

Jay Fineberg*, Victor Steinberg, Paul Kolodner

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Abstract

We present a picture of the weakly nonlinear time-dependent (blinking) traveling-wave state in the convection of binary mixtures as a propagating, spatially confined solution of coupled Landau-Ginzburg equations. Quantitative agreement with the measured slow oscillation frequency is found. In addition, a number of experimental observations regarding the blinking and confined states can be understood in this picture.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)5743-5746
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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