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Bradley Marts, Aric Hagberg, Ehud Meron and Anna L. Lin, "Bloch-front turbulence in a periodically forced Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction", Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 93, pp. 108305, 2004


Experiments on a periodically forced Belousov-Zhabotinsky chemical reaction show front breakup into a state of spatio-temporal disorder involving continual events of spiral-vortex nucleation and destruction. Using the amplitude equation for forced oscillatory systems and the normal form equations for a curved front line we identify the mechanism of front breakup and explain the experimental observations.

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author = {Bradley Marts and Aric Hagberg and Ehud Meron and Anna L. Lin},
title = {Bloch-front turbulence in a periodically forced {B}elousov-{Z}habotinsky reaction},
year = {2004},
urlpdf = {http://math.lanl.gov/~hagberg/Papers/BZnucleate.pdf},
urlhtml = {http://math.lanl.gov/blochfront/},
journal = {Phys. Rev. Lett.},
volume = {93},
pages = {108305}