On this video, the walking droplet is confined in a small cavity (Approx. 6 to 8 times the faraday wavelength)
We observe the emergence of several normal modes of vibration of a walking droplet in a circular corral.
At first, the movement seems “random”, then, the whole wave-particle system synchronizes, and starts turning alltogether.
Differrent modes are possible, with different radius for the droplet trajectory : on this video we see a mode with the droplet on a large radius trajectory, and also a mode where the droplet is on a short radius trajectory
Its seems that thoses radius coincide with with the knots ofs thefaraday standing waves of the cavity, hence we have a quantization of the radius of the different trajectories.
Dotwave in a box : emergence of normal modes of vibrations
one of the most interesting things ive seen in MONTHS.