Front initiation on microdesigned composite catalysts

Xiujiang Li, Ioannis G. Kevrekidis, Michael Pollmann, Athanasios G. Papathanasiou, Harm Hinrich Rotermund

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We first briefly review the subject of spatiotemporal pattern formation on microdesigned composite catalysts. One of the most significant interaction mechanisms between different reacting domains (consisting of different metal catalysts such as Pt and Rh, coupled through surface diffusion) is the initiation of reaction fronts at the interface between them. We then explore in some detail the effect of two-dimensional composite geometry on this basic building block of composite catalyst dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-203
Number of pages14
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Mathematical Physics


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