Experiments on temporal and spatial chemical patterns

Harry L. Swinney, W. D. McCormick, Zoltan Noszticzius

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Two examples of bifurcation sequences observed in experiments on nonequilibrium reactions in continuous flow stirred reactors are discussed: one experiment demonstrates that bifurcation diagrams can serve as a tool for elucidating chemical mechanisms, and another experiment illustrates that even very complex bifurcation sequences need not include chaotic states. A discussion of chemical spatial patterns emphasizes the need for the development of spatially extended reactors in which patterns can be maintained indefinitely. Three such recently developed reactors are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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