Localisation by Nonlinearity and Spatial Discreteness, and Energy Transfer, in Crystals, Biomolecules and Josephson Arrays (LOCNET)

  • Christiansen, Peter Leth (Project Manager)
  • MacKay, R. S. (Project Participant)
  • Aubry, S. (Project Participant)
  • Ustinov, A. V. (Project Participant)
  • Floria, L. M. (Project Participant)
  • Tsironis, G. P. (Project Participant)
  • Livi, R. (Project Participant)
  • Fillaux, F. (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    We will apply the concept of "Discrete breather" and recently gained insight into related types of localised excitation, to a wide range of physical and biological contexts. These will include dynamical function of DNA and molecular motors, spectral hole burning, interstellar carbon, high temperature superconductivity, light-emitting polymers, Josephson junction arrays, solid friction, nonlinear conductivity of charge density wawe materials, detonation and dynamics of hydrogen bonded systems. This will be achieved via deep two or more way interaction between theorists and experimentalists. It will involve further development of mathematical theory, physical insight, computational techniques, methods of interpretation of experimantal data and new experimental tests
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/01/200031/12/2002