Chaos-induced intrinsic localized modes in coupled microcantilever arrays

Qingfei Chen, Liang Huang, Ying-Cheng Lai

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We find that intrinsic localized modes (ILMs) in microelectromechanical cantilever arrays can be induced by the spatiotemporal chaos dynamics. For typical settings, spatiotemporal chaos is ubiquitous and can act as a natural platform for ILMs to arise. Our study suggests an experimental approach to preventing ILMs, i.e., to choose the modulation frequency so as to place the system in a regime where there is a low energy stable state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number241914
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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