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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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Abstract

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: 09 Apr 2014 20:32
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32332

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