Dynamics of kinks in modulated crystals

J.J.M. Slot, T. Janssen

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    The dynamics of kinks (domain walls) in a linear chain system with frustration, in which incommensurate phases occur, is studied. In this both numerical and analytical techniques are used. The kinks, which can be interpreted as discommensurations in incommensurate phases, are found to be unstable, in a continuum approximation, but their lifetime may be long near the lock-in transition due to pinning effects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-71
    Number of pages45
    JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1988


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