Cessation of oscillations in a chemo-mechanical oscillator
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In this paper, different methods for cessation of oscillations in a chemo-mechanical oscillator [mercury beating heart (MBH)] are presented. The first set of experiments were carried out on a single MBH oscillator. To achieve cessation of oscillations, two protocols, namely, inverted feedback and delayed feedback were employed. In the second set of experiments, two quasi-identical MBH oscillators are considered. They are first synchronized via a bidirectional attractive coupling. These two synchronized oscillators are thereafter coupled with a unidirectional repulsive coupling and the system dynamics were observed. Subsequently, in the next protocol, the effect of a unidirectional delay coupling on the two synchronized oscillators was explored. The cessation of oscillations in all the above experimental setups was observed as the feedback/coupling was switched on at a suitable strength. Oscillatory dynamics of the system were restored when the feedback/coupling was switched off.
KeywordsStatistical and Nonlinear Physics
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