We explore the effect of boundary curvature on the instability of reactive pulses in the catalytic oxidation of CO on microdesigned Pt catalysts. Using ring-shaped domains of various radii, we find that the pulses disappear (decollate from the inert boundary) at a turning point bifurcation, and we trace this boundary in both physical and geometrical parameter space. These computations corroborate experimental observations of pulse decollation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|State||Published - 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability