Domain wall dynamics: Growth laws, localized structures and stable droplets

  • D. GomilaEmail author
  • P. Colet
  • M. S. Miguel
  • G.-L. Oppo


We discuss the relation between the dynamics of walls separating two equivalent domains and the existence of different kinds of localized structures in systems far from thermodynamic equilibrium. In particular we focus in systems displaying a modulational instability of a flat front where an amplitude equation for the dynamics of the curvature allows to characterize different growth regimes and to predict the existence of stable droplets, localized structures whose stability comes from nonlinear curvature effects.


Domain Wall European Physical Journal Special Topic Bifurcation Point Modulational Instability Front Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB), Campus Universitat Illes BalearsPalma de MallorcaSpain
  2. 2.SUPA, Department of PhysicsUniversity of StrathclydeScotlandUK

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