Motion of a kink in a bistable medium with hysteresis

A. Vl Gurevich, R. G. Mints, A. A. Pukhov

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The propagation velocity of a kink through a bistable medium with hysteresis is treated. The analysis of a basis system of two nonlinear diffusion equations shows that two types of kinks exist. The stability of the kinks is studied. An explicit expression is derived for the kink's propagation velocity; it is demonstrated that hyteresis may substantially reduce the kink velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-394
Number of pages13
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes


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