Pattern Formation on Analogue Parallel Networks

  • H.-G. Purwins
  • Ch. Radehaus
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 42)


In this contribution we give a review of some properties of real electrical analogue parallel networks consisting of simple electronic oscillators coupled linearely. The networks are the discretized versions of two-component reaction diffusion systems. Physical insight into the behaviour of the systems is obtained by interpreting one component as an activator and the other as an inhibitor. Interpreting the electrical circuit as an equivalent circuit for a continuous material we can apply the model also to gas discharge systems, semiconductor devices and other systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-G. Purwins
    • 1
  • Ch. Radehaus
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Applied PhysicsUniversity of MünsterMünsterFed. Rep. Germany

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