Twist localizes three-dimensional patterns

Axel Rossberg

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A mechanism or the localization of spatially periodic,self-oganized patterns in anisotropic media which requires systems extended in all three spatial dimensions is presented: When the anisotropy axis is twisted, the pattern becomes localized in planes parallel to the anisotropy axis. An analytical description of the effect is developed, and used to interpret recent experiments in the high-frequency regime of electroconvection by Bohatsch and Stannarius [Phys. Rev. E 60, 5591 (1999)]. The localization width is found to be of the order of magnitude of the geometrical average of the pattern wavelength and the inverse twist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4682-4687
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number4 B
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics


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