Transport and Fluctuations in Linear Arrays of Multistable Systems

  • Markus Büttiker
  • Rolf Landauer
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 77)


In this paper we study systems which are spread out in one spatial dimension, and where different spatial portions can be in differing states of local stability. Adjacent portions will be separated by transition regions called domain walls, kinks, or solitons. Our considerations are limited to the case in which adjacent members of the one-dimensional array are tightly coupled, and a continuum model applies. We will first attempt to classify a number of cases fitting the preceding description.


Shock Wave Linear Array Ensemble Member Local Stability MULTISTABLE System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Büttiker
    • 1
  • Rolf Landauer
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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