Measurement of bromine removal rate in the oscillatory BZ reaction of oxalic acid. Transition from limit cycle oscillations to excitability via saddle-node infinite period bifurcation

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The BZ reaction with oxalic acid substrate is one of the simplest BZ oscillator which oscillates only if the produced bromine is removed by an inert carrier gas. In the present study an electrochemical method is reported to determine kBR, the "rate constant" for bromine removal. Oscillations can be found within a certain interval of the kBR parameter values only. Outside of that range two different excitable states were discovered. Transitions from the oscillatory to the excitable states go via saddle-node infinite period bifurcations. Different types of bifurcations leading to periodic orbits, a two-dimensional phase portrait of an excitable system, and a perturbation technique to reveral that portrait are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4914-4921
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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