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Waves and patterns in reaction-diffusion systems. Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction in water-in-oil microemulsions


Photochemistry Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novatorov str. 7a, Moscow, 117421, Russian Federation

Advances in nonequilibrium pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems are reviewed. Special emphasis is placed on patterns found in the spatially extended Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction dispersed in aerosol OT water-in-oil microemulsions (BZ-AOT system): Turing patterns, packet and standing waves, antispirals and segmented spirals, and accelerating waves and oscillons. All experimental results are explained theoretically and reproduced in computer simulations.

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PACS: 05.45.−a, 05.65.+b, 82.40.Bj, 82.40.Ck (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2004v047n09ABEH001742
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2004/9/d/
Citation: Vanag V K "Waves and patterns in reaction-diffusion systems. Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction in water-in-oil microemulsions" Phys. Usp. 47 923–941 (2004)
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Оригинал: Ванаг В К «Волны и динамические структуры в реакционно-диффузионных системах. Реакция Белоусова-Жаботинского в обращенной микроэмульсии» УФН 174 991–1010 (2004); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0174.200409d.0991

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