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  • Daniel Walgraef
Part of the Partially Ordered Systems book series (PARTIAL.ORDERED)

Abstract

In experimental systems, when a spatially extended state becomes unstable by the increase of some control parameter, the new stable state may grow in different ways. It may grow globally from the noise that is always present in macroscopic systems, or it may propagate from special spatial locations such as impurities, nonuniformities, boundaries, and so on.

Keywords

Unstable State Nematic Liquid Crystal Front Velocity Front Propagation Uniform State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Walgraef
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex SystemsUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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