Stability limits of spirals and traveling waves in nonequilibrium media

Igor Aronson, L. Aranson, L. Kramer, A. Weber

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Abstract

We show that the Eckhaus instability for traveling waves is of convective nature and does not directly lead to absolute instability. As a consequence spiral waves remain stable in a larger range than expected previously, transition to defect-mediated turbulence can be delayed beyond the Benjamin-Feir limit, and the occurrence of phase turbulence can be made plausible. We calculate the onset of absolute instability using the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation and verify the results by simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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traveling waves
turbulence
Landau-Ginzburg equations
occurrences
defects
simulation

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Aronson, Igor ; Aranson, L. ; Kramer, L. ; Weber, A. / Stability limits of spirals and traveling waves in nonequilibrium media. In: Physical Review A. 1992 ; Vol. 46, No. 6.
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