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Chemical Waves and Patterns : Understanding Chemical Reactivity - Raymond Kaprai

Chemical Waves and Patterns

Understanding Chemical Reactivity

By: Raymond Kaprai (Editor), Kenneth Showalter (Editor)

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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.

Introduction
Lingering Mysteries about Organizing Centers in the Belousov-Zhabotinksy Medium and Its Oregonator Modelp. 3
Spiral Wave Dynamicsp. 57
A Theory of Rotating Scroll Waves in Excitable Mediap. 93
Spiral Waves in Weakly Excitable Mediap. 119
Spiral Meanderingp. 163
Spiral and Target Waves in Finite and Discontinuous Mediap. 191
Turing Patterns: From Myth to Realityp. 221
Onset and Beyond Turing Pattern Formationp. 269
The Chemistry behind the First Experimental Chemical Examples of Turing Patternsp. 297
Turing Bifurcations and Pattern Selectionp. 323
The Differential Flow Instabilitiesp. 365
Wave Propagation and Wave Pattern Formation in Non-uniform Reaction-Diffusion Systemsp. 401
Chemical Front Propagation: Initiation and Relative Stabilityp. 419
Pattern Formation on Catalytic Surfacesp. 447
Simple and Complex Reaction-Diffusion Frontsp. 485
Modeling Front Pattern Formation and Intermittent Bursting Phenomena in the Couette Flow Reactorp. 517
Probabilistic Approach to Chemical Instabilities and Chaosp. 573
Internal Noise, Oscillations, Chaos and Chemical Wavesp. 609
Indexp. 635
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ISBN: 9780792328995
ISBN-10: 079232899X
Series: Understanding Chemical Reactivity
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 641
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.32