Uniqueness of solitary waves in the high-energy limit of FPU-type chains

Michael Herrmann, Karsten Matthies

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Recent asymptotic results by the authors provided detailed information on the shape of solitary high-energy travelling waves in FPU atomic chains. In this note we use and extend the methods to understand the linearisation of the travelling wave equation. We show that there are not any other zero eigenvalues than those created by the translation symmetry and this implies a local uniqueness result. The key argument in our asymptotic analysis is to replace the linear advance-delay-differential equation for the eigenfunctions by an approximate ODE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPatterns of Dynamics
EditorsPavel Gurevich, Juliette Hell, Björn Sandstede, Arnd Scheel
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-64173-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-64172-0
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2018
EventInternational Conference on Patterns of Dynamics 2016 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 25 Jul 201629 Jul 2016

Publication series

Name Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017


ConferenceInternational Conference on Patterns of Dynamics 2016
Abbreviated titlePaDy 2016


  • Asymptotic analysis
  • FPU-type chain
  • High-energy limit
  • Lattice waves
  • Uniqueness of solitary waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)

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