The cubic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation is one of the most-studied nonlinear equations in the physics community. It describes a vast variety of phenomena from nonlinear waves to second-order phase transitions, from superconductivity, superfluidity, and Bose-Einstein condensation to liquid crystals and strings in field theory. The authors give an overview of various phenomena described by the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation in one, two, and three dimensions from the point of view of condensed-matter physicists, Their aim is to study the relevant solutions in order to gain insight into nonequilibrium phenomena in spatially extended systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)