05 Synchronised Candles

Oscillatory flames can be observed when several candles burn next to each other. Two such oscillators can couple with each other, resulting in in-phase or anti-phase synchronisation (depending on the distance between the sets of candles). Explain and investigate this phenomenon.

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  In-phase Synchronization of Oscillating Candle Flame When two sets of three candles were placed at a distance of 20 mm, the oscillatory flames exhibit in-phase synchronization. Ref) H. Kitahata et al., J. Phys. Chem. A, 113 (2009) 8164. Demo/Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndNBSgUd-vU
  Arrays of coupled chemical oscillators Arrays of coupled chemical oscillators. Derek Michael Forrester Wissenschaftliche Artikel https://arxiv.org/pdf/1606.01556.pdf
  Synchronization in flickering of three-coupled candle flames In the present work, we investigate the collective behaviour of three-coupled candle flame oscillators in a triangular arrangement. Wissenschaftliche Artikel https://www.nature.com/articles/srep36145