Nonlinear Interaction of Convective Cells in Plasmas

Hans Pécseli, Jens Juul Rasmussen, Knud Thomsen

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    The nonlinear interaction of externally excited convective cells was investigated experimentally. Two cells of the same polarity were observed to coalesce into one large cell provided their relative distance was sufficiently short. The nonlinear nature of the interaction was explicitly demonstrated. Two cells of opposite polarity interact through a mutual perturbation of orbits.

    © 1984 The American Physical Society
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number24
    Pages (from-to)2148-2151
    Publication statusPublished - 1984


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