Publications [#245455] of Robert P. Behringer

Papers Published
  1. Zimmermann, W; Painter, B; Behringer, R, Pattern formation in an inhomogeneous environment, European Physical Journal B, vol. 5 no. 3 (1998), pp. 757-770 .

    A major step in understanding pattern formation has been achieved by studying idealized systems. However, in nature inhomogeneous systems are much more abundant than their idealized homogeneous counterparts. Here we report about experimental results on pattern formation in two inhomogeneous systems, thermal convection in porous media and Taylor-vortex flow between a rough and a smooth cylinder. Several aspects of heterogeneity effects in pattern formation are theoretically investigated for model equations and analytical descriptions are given for a few phenomena.