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Parametrically Excited Water Surface Ripples as Ensembles of Oscillons

Shats, Michael; Xia, Hua; Punzmann, Horst


We show that ripples on the surface of deep water which are driven parametrically by monochromatic vertical vibration represent ensembles of oscillating solitons, or quasiparticles, rather than waves. The horizontal mobility of oscillons determines the broadening of spectral lines and transitions from chaos to regular patterns. It is found that microscopic additions of proteins to water dramatically affect the oscillon mobility and drive transitions from chaos to order. The shape of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.034502
Access Rights: Open Access


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