Convective instability of an acidity front in Hele-Shaw cells

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Convection may play a major role in spatiotemporal pattern formation in addition to diffusion. Previous numerical works revealed that the pattern formation is significantly affected by the gapwidth of the Hele-Shaw cell. This paper discusses the experimental observation of how the dispersion relation characterizing the stability of planar fronts of the chlorite-tetrathionate reaction depends upon the systematic variation of the gapwidth of the Hele-Shaw cell.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026303
Pages (from-to)026303/1-026303/4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2 2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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