Turing patterns in the chlorine dioxide-iodine-malonic acid reaction with square spatial periodic forcing

Daniel Feldman, Raphael Nagao, Tamás Bánsági, Irving R. Epstein, Milos Dolnik

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We use the photosensitive chlorine dioxide-iodine-malonic acid reaction-diffusion system to study wavenumber locking of Turing patterns to two-dimensional "square" spatial forcing, implemented as orthogonal sets of bright bands projected onto the reaction medium. Various resonant structures emerge in a broad range of forcing wavelengths and amplitudes, including square lattices and superlattices, one-dimensional stripe patterns and oblique rectangular patterns. Numerical simulations using a model that incorporates additive two-dimensional spatially periodic forcing reproduce well the experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6577-6583
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2012


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

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