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Self-Organization in Electrochemical Systems II

Spatiotemporal Patterns and Control of Chaos


Part of the Monographs in Electrochemistry book series (MOEC)

About this book


This is the second of two volumes offering the very first comprehensive treatise of self-organization  and non-linear dynamics in electrochemical systems. The first volume covers general principles of self-organization as well as temporal instabilities.
The  content of both volumes is  organized  so  that each description  of a particular electrochemical  system  is  preceded  by  an  introduction  to basic concepts of nonlinear dynamics, in order to help the reader unfamiliar with  this  discipline to understand at least fundamental concepts and  the methods of stability analysis. The presentation of the systems is not  limited  to  laboratory  models but stretches out to real-life objects  and  processes,  including  systems  of biological importance,  such as neurons  in  living  matter. Marek Orlik  presents  a  comprehensive and consistent survey of the field.


Bénard-Marangoni instabilities Bénard-Rayleigh instabilities NDR systems coupled oscillators electrochemical chaos forced oscillators membrane oscillators spatial patterns in dynamical systems spatiotemporal patterns in dynamical systems spatiotemporal patterns in electrochemical systems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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From the reviews:

“No textbook has so far been specifically devoted to the topic of self-organization in electrochemical systems. Happily, Marek Orlik has now remedied this omission with a remarkable and compendious work entitled ‘Self-Organization in Electrochemical Systems’. … ‘Self-Organization in Electrochemical Systems’ is surely destined to become a standard work.  For the serious scholar, this book is a treasure that will be enjoyed for many years. The author, and the publishers, are to be congratulated on a fine piece of work.” (Stephen Fletcher, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Vol. 17, 2013)