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Deviation from the predicted wavenumber in a mode selection problem for the Turing patterns


In this paper, we investigate a mode selection problem for the Turing patterns generated from small random initial disturbances in one-dimensional reaction-diffusion systems on a sufficiently large domain. For this problem, it is widely accepted that the maximizer of the dispersion relation give rise to the wavenumber to be selected. Even in a small neighborhood of the bifurcation point, our numerical experiments show that this is not always true.

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Kuwamura, M. Deviation from the predicted wavenumber in a mode selection problem for the Turing patterns. Japan J. Indust. Appl. Math. 25, 281 (2008).

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  • Turing pattern
  • mode selection
  • dispersion relation