Taming intrinsic localized modes in a DNA lattice with damping, external force, and inhomogeneity.
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The dynamics of DNA in the presence of uniform damping and periodic force is studied. The damped and driven Joyeux-Buyukdagli model is used to investigate the formation of intrinsic localized modes (ILMs). Branches of ILMs are identified as well as their orbital stabilities. A study of the effect of inhomogeneity introduced into the DNA lattice and its ability to control chaotic behavior is conducted. It is seen that a single defect in the chain can induce synchronized spatiotemporal patterns, despite the fact that the entire set of oscillators and the impurity are chaotic when uncoupled. It is also shown that the periodic excitation applied on a specific site can drive the whole lattice into chaotic or regular spatial and temporal patterns.
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