Advances in Soliton Research

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Nova Publishers, 2006 - Science - 189 pages
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Since their discovery a mere thirty years ago, solitons have been invoked to explain such diverse phenomena as: the long lived 'giant red spot' in the highly turbulent Jovian atmosphere. The famous Fermi-Pasta-Ulam paradox wherein a nonlinearly coupled lattice of particles does not display the expected equipartition of energy among available modes - ion-acoustic waves in a plasma, energy storage and transfer in proteins via the Davydov soliton, and the propagation of short laser pulses in optical fibres over long distances with negligible shape change. This new volume presents important research from around the globe.
 

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Contents

Stability of Pulsating TwoSpin String Solitons in AdS₅ x S⁵
1
Soliton SelfModulation of the Turbulence Amplitude and Plasma Rotation
45
Quantum Dark Soliton in BoseEinstein Condensate
105
Solitons on Nanotubes and Fullerenes as Solutions of a Modified Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation
135
The Cascade is a MMS Instanton
153
Index
187
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