Effective Hamiltonian for travelling discrete breathers
UNSPECIFIED (2002) Effective Hamiltonian for travelling discrete breathers. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL, 35 (18). pp. 3985-4002. ISSN 0305-4470Full text not available from this repository.
Hamiltonian chains of oscillators in general probably do not sustain exact travelling discrete breathers. However solutions which look like moving discrete breathers for some time are not difficult to observe in numerics. In this paper we propose an abstract framework for the description of approximate travelling discrete breathers in Hamiltonian chains of oscillators. The method is based on the construction of an effective Hamiltonian enabling one to describe the dynamics of the translation degree of freedom of moving breathers. Error estimate on the approximate dynamics is also studied. The concept of the Peierls-Nabarro barrier can be made clear in this framework. We illustrate the method with two simple examples, namely the Salerno model which interpolates between the Ablowitz-Ladik lattice and the discrete nonlinear Schrodinger system, and the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chain.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Date:||10 May 2002|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 3985-4002|
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