Contagion in Excitable Media

  • Richard J. Gaylord
  • Kazume Nishidate


A number of physical, chemical, biological, and social phenomena have been modeled using excitable media models, including the formation of stars in spiral disk galaxies, oscillatory chemical reactions, the contraction of cardiac tissue, and infectious disease epidemics.


Excitable Medium Infectious Individual Empty Site Lightning Strike Oscillatory Chemical Reaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Gaylord
    • 1
  • Kazume Nishidate
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Materials ScienceUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign, UrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringIwate UniversityMorioka 020Japan

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