Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems

P. Coullet, Joceline C Lega, B. Houchmanzadeh, J. Lajzerowicz

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Abstract

At equilibrium, Bloch walls are chiral interfaces between domains with different magnetization. Far from equilibrium, a set of forced oscillators can exhibit walls between states with different phases. In this Letter, we show that when these walls become chiral, they move with a velocity simply related to their chirality. This surprising behavior is a straightforward consequence of nonvariational effects, which are typical of nonequilibrium systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1352-1355
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume65
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems. / Coullet, P.; Lega, Joceline C; Houchmanzadeh, B.; Lajzerowicz, J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 65, No. 11, 1990, p. 1352-1355.

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Coullet, P, Lega, JC, Houchmanzadeh, B & Lajzerowicz, J 1990, 'Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems', Physical Review Letters, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 1352-1355. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.65.1352
Coullet, P. ; Lega, Joceline C ; Houchmanzadeh, B. ; Lajzerowicz, J. / Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems. In: Physical Review Letters. 1990 ; Vol. 65, No. 11. pp. 1352-1355.
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