Theories and Conjectures on Membrane-Supported Waves and Patterns

  • Paul C. Fife
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 13)


The work reported on in this symposium “by Deem and Kernevez (see also [2,3,15] and references therein) suggests an analogy between some biological membrane processes and packed bad catalytic reactors, well known and well studied in chemical engineering. The analogy is quite clear if one envisions the membrane as having imbedded within it an immobilized enzyme catalyst, and as allowing other reacting molecules and ions to migrate through it from one side to the other, or longitudinally.


Wave Front Diffusive Transport Nonlinear Diffusion Relaxation Oscillation Spatial Order 


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  • Paul C. Fife
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  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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