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Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 119, Issue 5–6, pp 1069–1138 | Cite as

Bifurcations in a System of Interacting Fronts

  • A. Amann
  • E. SchöllEmail author
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Abstract

We show that the bifurcation scenario in a high-dimensional system with interacting moving fronts can be related to the universal U-sequence which is known from the symbolic analysis of iterated one-dimensional maps. This connection is corroborated for a model of a semiconductor superlattice, which describes the complex dynamics of electron accumulation and depletion fronts. By a suitable Poincaré section we reduce the dynamics to a low-dimensional iterated map, for which in the most elementary case the bifurcation points can be determined analytically.

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Front dynamics U-sequence semiconductor superlattice 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Tyndall National InstituteLee MaltingsIreland

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