Using a recently realized “addressable catalyst surface” [Science 294, 134 (2001)] we study the interaction of chemical reaction waves with prescribed spatiotemporal fields. In particular, we study how a traveling chemical pulse is “dragged” by a localized, moving temperature heterogeneity as a function of its intensity and speed. The acceleration and eventual “detachment” of the wave from the heterogeneity is also explored through simulation and stability analysis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)