Dynamics on microcomposite catalytic surfaces: The effect of active boundaries

Stanislav Y. Shvartsman, Eckart Shütz, Ronald Imbihl, Ioannis G. Kevrekidis

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We report experimental and theoretical studies of reaction dynamics on Pt/Rh and Pt/TiO2 microcomposite catalytic surfaces. Both steady and dynamic behaviors are dominated by reaction fronts initiated at the interface between different catalytic components. Our analysis links the bifurcation behavior of reactive composites with active boundaries to this transient phenomenon of front initiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2857-2860
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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