Experimental validation of phase space conduits of transition between potential wells

Shane D. Ross, Amir E. BozorgMagham, Shibabrat Naik, Lawrence N. Virgin
2018 Physical review. E  
A phase space boundary between transition and non-transition, similar to those observed in chemical reaction dynamics, is shown experimentally in a macroscopic system. We present a validation of the phase space flux across rank one saddles connecting adjacent potential wells and confirm the underlying phase space conduits that mediate the transition. Experimental regions of transition are found to agree with the theory to within 1\%, suggesting the robustness of phase space conduits of
more » ... n in a broad array of two or more degree of freedom experimental systems, despite the presence of small dissipation.
doi:10.1103/physreve.98.052214 fatcat:hs5av72vyzc6dpelgh7rm6dqmu