Breathers in one-dimensional binary metamaterial models

N. Lazarides, M. I. Molina, G. P. Tsironis

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    The existence and stability of discrete breathers is studied theoretically for a model magnetic metamaterial composed of a periodic binary array of split-ring resonators with resonance frequency mismatch. It is demonstrated that breathers can be excited spontaneously by frequency chirping of the driving field, a method that is well suited for experiments.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)3007-3011
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
    Issue number14
    StatePublished - 2010


    • Binary array
    • Discrete breathers
    • Magnetic metamaterials


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