Chemical Pattern Dynamics by Chemically Induced Hydrodynamic Flow

  • Hidetoshi Miike
  • Stefan C. Müller
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 225)


Pattern formation due to the coupling between chemical reaction and hydrodynamic flow has recently attracted increasing attention. 1,2 Examples are “mosaic” patterns and the deformation and irregular decomposition of chemical waves observed in an uncovered layer of the unstirred Belousov-Zhabotinskii (BZ) solution. Various attempts have been made to explain the origin of the structures by the effects of convective flow caused by evaporative cooling and/or the exothermicity of the reaction.


Wave Front Evaporative Cool Flow Oscillation Spiral Wave Schematic Profile 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hidetoshi Miike
    • 1
  • Stefan C. Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringYamaguchi UniversityUbeJapan
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für ErnährungsphysiologieDortmundGermany

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