Ginzburg-Landau Equation

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The Ginzburg–Landau partial differential equation has been used to study a wide range of phenomena including superconductivity, superfluidity, chemical patterns, nonlinear oscillations, liquid crystals, and relativistic strings.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (September 2012)
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The equation has the form


with parameters , . The initial values include two peaks of the form , where is the separation between them.


[1] H. Brézis and T. Li, Ginzburg–Landau Vortices, Singapore: World Scientific, 2005.

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