Collective behavior of bistable units with global and asymmetric local interactions

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Competition between global and asymmetric local interactions among bistable units brings about the characteristic collective behavior: the state of each unit is nonsteady, while their average property remains almost constant. The existence of noise is necessary for sustaining this nonsteady bistable dynamics. In the dynamics, the interface motion between the two different stable states is characterized. The difference from the case with global and diffusive (symmetric) local interactions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-652
Number of pages12
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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