This paper reports the control of spatiotemporal intermittency in an electroconvective system in a nematic liquid crystal. In the spatiotemporal intermittency, an ordered structure [the defect lattice (DL)] coexists with turbulence. Control of the spatiotemporal intermittency, in which the turbulent state changes to a DL, is achieved by a few percent amplitude modulation of the applied ac voltage. The optimal control frequency is equal to the intrinsic oscillation frequency of the DL. The transition from the turbulent state to a DL occurs not by nucleation of the DL domain, but by penetration of the DL domain into the turbulent one. Control of the spatiotemporal intermittency is achieved through a resonance of the DL oscillation with respect to the modulation frequency that leads to spatial entrainment.
|Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
|Published - Mar 28 2008
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics