The dynamics of a many-linked chain which hangs freely from a vertically oscillating support was experimentally and theoretically studied. It was found that the dynamics organize into several distinct states, which include nonlinear pendular motions, precessional states, and apparently chaotic motions. Furthermore, it was observed that the dynamics can result in self-knotting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - Sep 10 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)