Journal of Nonlinear Science

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 1–25 | Cite as

A Constructive Approach to Traveling Waves in Chemotaxis

  • D. Horstmann
  • A. Stevens


In this paper we study the existence of one-dimensional and multidimensional traveling wave solutions for general chemotaxis or so-called Keller-Segel models without reproduction of the chemotactic species. We present a constructive approach to give modelers a choice of chemotactic sensitivity functionals, production, and degradation terms for the chemical signal at hand. The main aim is to understand the type of functionals and the interplay between them that are needed for the traveling wave and pulse patterns to occur.

chemotaxis Keller-Segel model traveling waves 


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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut der Universität zu Köln, Weyertal 86-90, D-50931 KölnGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Inselstrasse 22-26, D-04103 LeipzigGermany

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