The effect of reversible binding of the autocatalyst on the lateral instability of reaction fronts

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

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Numerical studies of lateral instability have been carried out on reaction fronts arising in a cubic autocatalytic system with a reversible removal of the autocatalyst introduced as a fast equilibrium producing an immobile complex. We have shown that even a small amount of complexing agent substantially decreases the critical ratio of diffusion coefficients; and since no abrupt extinction of front property exists, lateral instability may even occur in systems where the autocatalyst diffuses faster than the reactant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 13 2001


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

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