Lateral instabilities in cubic autocatalytic reaction fronts: The effect of autocatalyst decay

Ágota Tóth, Dezsö Horváth, Éva Jakab, John H. Merkin, Stephen K. Scott

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Abstract

The conditions for the onset of lateral instabilites in planar waves propogating in a chemical system based on cubic autocatalysis were derived. The introduction of an irreversible removal of the autocatalytic species was found to have a strong influence on the lateral stability of a planar propogating front. The linear stability analysis results of the corresponding traveling wave equations were compared with predictions derived from a `thin front' analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9947-9952
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume114
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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