We investigate the conductance of a 1D disordered conducting loop with two contacts, immersed in a magnetic flux. We show the appearance in this model of the Al'tshuler-Aronov-Spivak behaviour. We also investigate the case of a chain of loops distributed with finite density: in this case we show that the interference effects due to the presence of the loops can lead to the delocalization of the wave function.

We consider three Ginibre ensembles (real, complex and quaternion-real) with deformed measures and relate them to known integrable systems by presenting partition functions of these ensembles in form of fermionic expectation values. We also introduce double deformed Dyson–Wigner ensembles and compare their fermionic representations with those of Ginibre ensembles.

The dynamics of a two-component Davydov-Scott (DS) soliton with a small mismatch of the initial location or velocity of the high-frequency (HF) component was investigated within the framework of the Zakharov-type system of two coupled equations for the HF and low-frequency (LF) fields. In this system, the HF field is described by the linear Schrödinger equation with the potential generated by the LF component varying in time and space. The LF component in this system is described by the Korteweg-de Vries equation with a term of quadratic influence of the HF field on the LF field. The frequency of the DS soliton`s component oscillation was found analytically using the balance equation. The perturbed DS soliton was shown to be stable. The analytical results were confirmed by numerical simulations.

By employing a simple model for small-scale linear edge waves propagating along a homogeneous sloping beach, we demonstrate that certain combinations of linear wave components may lead to durable changes in the thickness of the surfactant film, equivalently, in the concentration of various substances (debris, litter) floating on the water surface. Such changes are caused by high-amplitude transient elevations that resemble rogue waves and occur during dispersive focusing of wave fields with a continuous spectrum. This process can be treated as an intrinsic mechanism of production of patches in the surface layer of an otherwise homogeneous coastal environment impacted by linear edge waves.

We describe a new functional integral method for the computation of averages containing chronological exponentials of random matrices of arbitrary dimension. We apply these results to the rigorous study of the statistics of a passive scalar advected by a large-scale *N*-dimensional flow. In the delta-correlated case the statistics of the rate of line stretching appears to be exactly Gaussian at all times and we explicitly compute the dependence of the mean value and variance of the stretching rate on the space dimension *N*. The probability distribution function of the passive scalar is also exactly computed. Further applications of our functional integral method are suggested.

The partition function of the quantum Heisenberg ferromagnet is represented in a closed functional form. The resulting expression is a path integral for two interacting scalar Bose fields with non-polynomial action.

Fine features of gamma-ray radiation registered during a thunderstorm at Tien-Shan Mountain Cosmic Ray Station are presented. Long duration (100–600 ms) gamma-ray bursts are found. They are for the first time identified with atmospheric discharges (lighting). Gamma-ray emission lasts all the time of the discharge and is extremely non-uniform consisting of numerous flashes. Its peak intensity in the flashes exceeds the gamma-ray background up to two orders of magnitude. Exclusively strong altitude dependence of gamma radiation is found. The observation of gamma radiation at the height 4–8 km could serve as a new important method of atmospheric discharge processes investigation.

We formulate a new approach to solving the initial value problem of the shallow water-wave equations utilizing the famous Carrier–Greenspan transformation (Carrier and Greenspan (1957) [9]). We use a Taylor series approximation to deal with the difficulty associated with the initial conditions given on a curve in the transformed space. This extends earlier solutions to waves with near shore initial conditions, large initial velocities, and in more complex U-shaped bathymetries; and allows verification of tsunami wave inundation models in a more realistic 2-D setting

Results of experiments demonstrating the phenomenon of runaway electron breakdown of atmospheric air under laboratory conditions are presented. As the discharge-initiating electron beam of duration ∼50 ps∼50 ps had passed through the electrode gap, a runaway electron avalanche current was detected in the electrode gap downstream of the anode grid and then breakdown occurred with picosecond stability. The maximum electron energy and the duration of the avalanche current corresponded to theoretical notions about the runaway electron breakdown of atmospheric air in a strong electric field. Breakdown did not occur at all or was considerably delayed when no initiating beam was used.

The Lagrangian evolution of material elements has been extensively studied in various works [1], [2] and [3]. These studies were connected with different problems: such as Lagrangian turbulence [5] or passive scalar decay [2]. One of the most important results of these studies is the proof of the intermittency in structure functions. This intermittency seems closely connected with the intermittency of the developed turbulence

A new method of the mean field type is proposed for the density of states calculation in the gaussian random potential with gaussian correlator. This method becomes more precise when the dimension of space increases.

The general structure of irreducible invariant algebraic curves for a polynomial dynamical system in C^2 is found. Necessary conditions for existence of exponential factors related to an invariant algebraic curve are derived. As a consequence, all the cases when the classical force-free Duffing and Duffing–van der Pol oscillators possess Liouvillian first integrals are obtained. New exact solutions for the force-free Duffing–van der Pol system are constructed.

An experiment by Siratori et al. has demonstrated that an external electric field can control effectively the sign of a helical magnetic structure. Here we present estimates of the interaction energy in that experiment which is about 10−9 eV per ion. Mechanical elastic deformations are too small to influence the effect.

In this letter we investigate the phenomenon of macroscopic quantization and consider particle on the ring interacting with the dissipative bath as an example. We demonstrate that even in presence of environment, there is macroscopically quantized observable which can take only integer values in the zero temperature limit. This fact follows from the total angular momentum conservation combined with momentum quantization for bare particle on the ring. The nontrivial thing is that the model under consideration, including the notion of quantized observable, can be mapped onto the Ambegaokar–Eckern–Schon model of the single-electron box (SEB). We evaluate SEB observable, originating after mapping, and reveal new physics, which follows from the macroscopic quantization phenomenon and the existence of additional conservation law. Some generalizations of the obtained

An interaction of vector solitons in the frame of coupled third-order nonlinear Schrцdinger equations taking into account third-order linear dispersion, nonlinear dispersion, and cross-phase modulation terms is considered. Phase nature of the solitons' interaction is shown. In particular, dependence of solitons' trajectories on initial distance between solitons is shown. Conditions of reflection and propagation of solitons through each other are obtained.

A vortical model of breather overturning on deep water is proposed. The action of wind is simulated by nonuniform pressure on the free surface. The fluid motion is described by an exact solution of 2D hydrodynamic equations for an inviscid fluid in Lagrangian variables. Fluid particles rotate in circles of different radii. Formation of contraflexure points on the breather profile is studied. The mechanism of wave breaking and the role of flow vorticity are discussed.