Chemical Waves and Patterns by Raymond KapralChemical Waves and Patterns by Raymond Kapral

Chemical Waves and Patterns

byRaymond KapralEditorK. Showalter

Paperback | October 13, 2012

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This book focuses on the recent developments that have taken place in the experimental and theoretical study of pattern formation in chemically reacting systems. The major developments have centered around the study of spiral waves in excitable and oscillatory media, chemical wave propagation processes and Turing patterns. On the experimental side the use of continuously-fed unstirred reactors and reactors involving gels or porous media have opened up the possibility of controlled studies of spiral wave dynamics and the discovery of new types of dynamics and interactions. The use of digital imaging methods has allowed both visualization and quantitative study of such chemical waves. The experimental observation of Turing and Turing-like patterns in chemical systems has led to a rapid development of work in this area. To our knowledge there is no book that surveys the considerable progress that has taken place, and this volume, containing contributions by leading researchers in the field, aims to put into perspective recent advances and to set the stage for future developments. For researchers and postgraduates in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology and chemical engineering, plus departmental and central libraries.
Title:Chemical Waves and PatternsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:641 pagesPublished:October 13, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401045046

ISBN - 13:9789401045049

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Table of Contents

Spiral Waves. Lingering Mysteries about Organizing Centers in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Medium and its Oregonator Model; A. Winfree. Spiral Wave Dynamics; S. Müller, T. Plesser. A Theory of Rotating Scroll Waves in Excitable Media; J. Tyson, J. Keener. Spiral Waves in Weakly Excitable Media; A.S. Mikhailov, V.S. Zykov. Spiral Meandering; D. Barkley. Spiral and Target Waves in Finite and Discontinuous Media; A.-A. Sepulchre, A. Babloyantz. Turing and Turing-like Patterns. Turing Patterns: from Myth to Reality; J. Boissonade, E. Dulos, P. DeKepper. Onset and Beyond Turing Pattern Formation; Q. Ouyang, H.L. Swinney. The Chemistry behind the First Experimental Chemical Examples of Turing Patterns; I. Lengyel, I.R. Epstein. Turing Bifurcations and Pattern Selection; P. Borckmans, G. Dewel, A. De Witt, D. Walgraef. The Differential Flow Instabilities; M. Menzinger, A. Rovinsky. Chemical Wave Dynamics. Wave Propagation and Pattern Formation in Nonuniform Reaction-Diffusion Systems; A. Zhabotinsky. Chemical Front Propagation: Initiation and Stability; E. Mori, X. Chu, J. Ross. Pattern Formation on Catalytic Surfaces; M. Eiswirth, G. Ertl. Simple and Complex Reaction-Diffusion Fronts; S.K. Scott, K. Showalter. Modeling Front Pattern Formation and Intermittent Bursting Phenomena in the Couette Flow Reactor; A. Arneodo, J. Elegaray. Fluctuations and Chemical Waves. Probabilistic Approach to Chemical Instabilities and Chaos; G. Nicolis, F. Baras, P. Geysermans, P. Peeters. Internal Noise, Oscillations, Chaos and Chemical Patterns; R. Kapral, X.-G. Wu. Index.