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Traveling pulses in anisotropic oscillatory media with global coupling

Authors

  • M. Falcke
  • H. Engel

Journal

  • Physical Review E

Citation

  • Phys Rev E 56 (1): 635-641

Abstract

  • The CO oxidation on the (110) surface of a platinum single crystal has a strongly state dependent diffusion anisotropy. The surface is coupled globally through the gas phase. We consider the oscillatory regime. The dependence of the anisotropy on the surface structure is modeled by a cubic equation. We have found, that diffusion driven traveling pulses in the oscillatory regime-so-called phase flips-can arise from a small phase gradient under global coupling. Anisotropy causes five different regimes of the expansion of phase flips and spiral formation. The spiral formation additionally depends on the direction of the rotation of the spiral.


DOI

doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.56.635