Hamiltonian intermittency and Lévy flights in the three-body problem.

  title={Hamiltonian intermittency and L{\'e}vy flights in the three-body problem.},
  author={Ivan I. Shevchenko},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={81 6 Pt 2},
  • I. Shevchenko
  • Published 10 July 2009
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
We consider statistics of the disruption and Lyapunov times in an hierarchical restricted three-body problem. We show that at the edge of disruption the orbital periods and the size of the orbit of the escaping body exhibit Lévy flights. Due to them, the time decay of the survival probability is heavy-tailed with the power-law index equal to -2/3, while the relation between the Lyapunov and disruption times is quasilinear. Applicability of these results in an "hierarchical resonant scattering… 

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