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Autosolitons

A New Approach to Problems of Self-Organization and Turbulence

  • B. S. Kerner
  • V. V. Osipov

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 1-10
  3. Physics of Autosolitons and Phenomena of Self-Organization in Active Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-12
    2. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 13-40
    3. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 49-57
    4. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 58-74
    5. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 94-105
    6. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 106-109
    7. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 110-121
    8. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 122-148
  4. Theory of Autosolitons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 384-440
    3. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 441-488
    4. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 489-507
    5. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 508-520
  5. Scenarios of Self-Organization and Turbulence in Active Distributed Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-522
    2. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 558-569
    3. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 570-580
    4. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 581-591
    5. B. S. Kerner, V. V. Osipov
      Pages 592-593
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 594-671

About this book

Introduction

This monograph is devoted to an entirely new branch of nonlinear physics - solitary intrinsic states, or autosolitons, which form in a broad class of physical, chemical and biological dissipative systems. Autosolitons are often observed as highly nonequilibrium regions in slightly nonequilibrium systems, in many ways resembling ball lightning which occurs in the atmosphere. We develop a new approach to problems of self-organization and turbulence, treating these phenomena as a result of spontaneous formation and subsequent evolution of autosolitons. Scenarios of self-organization involve sophisticated interactions between autosolitons, whereas turbulence is regarded as a pattern of autosolitons which appear and disappear at random in different parts of the system. This monograph is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive summary of the theory of autosolitons as developed by the authors over the years of research. The monograph is comprised of three more or less autonomous parts. Part I deals with the physical nature and experimental studies of autosolitons and self­ organization in various physical systems: semiconductor and gas plasma, heated gas mixture, semiconductor structures, composite superconductors, optical and magnetic media, systems with uniformly generated combustion matter, distributed gas-discharge and electronic systems. We discuss feasibility of autosolitons in the form of highly nonequilibrium regions in slightly nonequilibrium gases and semiconductors, "hot" and "cold" regions in semiconductor and gas plasmas, static, pulsating and traveling combustion fronts.

Keywords

Plasma electron semiconductor soliton stability turbulence

Authors and affiliations

  • B. S. Kerner
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. V. Osipov
    • 3
  1. 1.Research InstituteDaimler-Benz AGStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsMoscow Institute for Radiotechnology, Electronics and AutomaticsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Theoretical DepartmentInstitute for Applied PhysicsMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0825-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4394-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0825-8
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