Path-memory induced quantization of classical orbits

  title={Path-memory induced quantization of classical orbits},
  author={Emmanuel Fort and Antonin Eddi and Arezki Boudaoud and Julien Moukhtar and Yves Couder},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={17515 - 17520}
  • E. Fort, A. Eddi, Y. Couder
  • Published 20 September 2010
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A droplet bouncing on a liquid bath can self-propel due to its interaction with the waves it generates. The resulting “walker” is a dynamical association where, at a macroscopic scale, a particle (the droplet) is driven by a pilot-wave field. A specificity of this system is that the wave field itself results from the superposition of the waves generated at the points of space recently visited by the particle. It thus contains a memory of the past trajectory of the particle. Here, we investigate… 

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