Pulse dynamics and interaction on anisotropic surfaces: A computer-assisted study

J. Krishnan, Markus Bär, Ronald Imbihl, Ioannis G. Kevrekidis

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The anisotropy of metal crystal surfaces is known to affect the dynamics of travelling concentration wavetrains (including front- and pulse-like waves) observed in heterogeneous catalytic reactions. Motivated by experiments on microdesigned catalyst surfaces we present a computer-assisted study on the stability of pulse-like solutions of reaction-diffusion equations in thin (quasi-one-dimensional) anisotropic media. Results on a period doubling instability of a rotating pulse and on the interaction of two pulses in a system with periodic boundaries are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-266
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 2000
EventProceedings of the 1998 Symposium on Non-Linear Dynamics in Chemical and Bioengineering Processes - CHISA '98 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 23 1998Aug 28 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Anisotrophy
  • Catalytic reactions
  • Dynamics
  • Pulses


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