MIDIT OFD CATS Modelling, Nonlinear Dynamics Optics and Fluid Dynamics Chaos and Turbulence Studies and Irreversible Thermodynamics Risø National Laboratory Niels Bohr Institute and Technical University of Denmark Building 128 Department of Chemistry Building 321 P.O. Box 49 University of Copenhagen DK-2800 Lyngby DK-4000 Roskilde DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø Denmark Denmark Denmark
by Dr. Sergej Flach
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme
Wednesday April 26, 2000, 15.00 h
at MIDIT, IMM, Bldg. 305, Room 027, DTU,
Abstract: This lecture intends to give an introduction into the fascinating field of dynamical localization in spatially discrete systems. Discrete breathers, which are nontopological excitations, play a key role in this concept. Applications range from macroscopic devices (coupled pendula), mesoscopic systems (arrays of Josephson junctions, coupled wave guides) to systems with localization on anometer scales (many phonon and magnon bound states in molecules and solids).