Period doubling cascade in glow discharges: local versus global differential conductivity.

@article{Sijaci2004PeriodDC,
  title={Period doubling cascade in glow discharges: local versus global differential conductivity.},
  author={Danijela D Sijaci{\'c} and U. Ebert and Ismail R Rafatov},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 5 Pt 2},
  pages={056220}
}
Short planar glow discharges coupled to a resistive layer exhibit a wealth of spontaneous spatiotemporal patterns. Due to similarities with other pattern forming systems that are described by reaction-diffusion models, several authors have tried to derive such models from discharge physics. We investigate the temporal oscillations of the discharge system and find a cascade of period doubling events. This shows that the inner structure of the discharge is more complex than can be described by a… CONTINUE READING