Exotic orbits of two interacting wave sources.

  title={Exotic orbits of two interacting wave sources.},
  author={Suzie Proti{\`e}re and Steffen Bohn and Yves Couder},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={78 3 Pt 2},
As shown recently, it is possible to create, on a vibrating fluid interface, mobile emitters of Faraday waves [Y. Couder, S. Protière, E. Fort, and A. Boudaoud, Nature 437, 208 (2005)]. They are formed of droplets bouncing at a subharmonic frequency which couple to the surface waves they emit. The droplet and its wave form a spontaneously propagative structure called a "walker." In the present paper we investigate the large variety of orbital motions exhibited by two interacting walkers having… CONTINUE READING