Quasipatterns in parametrically forced systems

A. M. Rucklidge*, M. Silber

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We examine two mechanisms that have been put forward to explain the selection of quasipatterns in single- and multifrequency forced Faraday wave experiments. Both mechanisms can be used to generate stable quasipatterns in a parametrically forced partial differential equation that shares some characteristics of the Faraday wave experiment. One mechanism, which is robust and works with single-frequency forcing, does not select a specific quasipattern: we find, for two different forcing strengths, 12-fold and 14-fold quasipatterns. The second mechanism, which requires more delicate tuning, can be used to select particular angles between wavevectors in the quasipattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number055203
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 4 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability


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