By K. Alex Müller (auth.), T. Riste (eds.)

This NATO complicated research Institute, held in Geilo among March twenty ninth and April ninth 1981, used to be the 6th in a sequence dedicated to the topic of part transitions and instabilities. the current institute was once meant to supply a discussion board for dialogue of the significance of nonlinear phenomena linked to instabilities in platforms as possible disparate as ferroelectrics and rotating buckets of oil. Ten years in the past, on the first Geilo college, the file of a important top within the fluctuation spectrum of SrTi0 with reference to its three 106 okay structural section transition proven that the easy soft-mode idea of such transitions was once incomplete. The lacking component used to be the basic nonlinearity of the procedure. Parti­ cipants at this year's Geilo institution heard checks of a decade of experimental and theoretical attempt which has been expended to clarify the character of this nonlinearity. the significance of order­ ed clusters and the partitions which sure them was once under pressure during this con­ textual content. a selected form of wall, the soliton, was once mentioned through a couple of audio system. New experimental effects which purport to illustrate the life of solitons in a one-dimensional ferromagnet have been awarded. an in depth dialogue was once given of the function of solitons in shipping phenomena in pushed multistable platforms, typified through a sine-Gordon chain.

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