Rearrangement dynamics of fishbonelike Turing patterns generated by spatial periodic forcing

Tamás Bánsági, Sama Ansari, Irving R. Epstein, Milos Dolnik

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External forcing can greatly affect the evolution of Turing patterns in reaction-diffusion (RD) media. Here, we employ spatially periodic illumination in a photosensitive RD system to create Turing structures that are repetitive in one direction. We then study their relaxation in the absence of light. These unforced, fishbonelike configurations undergo self-reorganization and establish stationary arrangements, some of which fully exhibit, while others partially or completely lose, the symmetry of the initially imposed pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Article number066207
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 11 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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