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Modulation-induced negative differential resistance in bistable systems.

Dow, R. C. M. and Lambert, Colin and Mannella, R. and McClintock, Peter V. E. (1987) Modulation-induced negative differential resistance in bistable systems. Physical Review Letters, 59 (1). pp. 6-9. ISSN 1079-7114

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    This paper demonstrates that a wide range of driven, overdamped, nonlinear systems can exhibit negative differential resistance, where the equilibrium amplitude of oscillation decreases as the amplitude of the driving force increases. As an example, we examine the response of a parametrically driven bistable electronic circuit to both a dichotomous and a sinusoidal driving force. A general condition is derived for the onset of negative damping in the presence of a large amplitude modulation.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 32332
    Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
    Deposited On: 23 Mar 2010 11:47
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 01:25
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