Excitable Chemical Reaction Systems

  • M. Marek
  • M. Dolnik
  • I. Schreiber
  • J. Finkeova
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 244)


Well defined and thoroughly studied chemical reaction systems such as the Belousov-Zhabotinskii (BZ) reaction [4] often enable a comparison of experimental results with the results of modelling both in oscillatory and excitable systems [2, 5, 8]. In this paper we make an attempt to demonstrate that properties of distributed forced excitable BZ systems can be understood on the basis of the response of the corresponding lumped parameter system (CSTR) to a single or periodic pulse forcing. We introduce an experimental technique for the construction of the phase excitation curve (PEC), based on double pulse experiments and demonstrate its use for the modelling and interpretation of the dynamical response of excitable systems to external forcing.


Phase Portrait Tubular Reactor Excitable System Force Period Planar Phase Portrait 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Marek
    • 1
  • M. Dolnik
    • 1
  • I. Schreiber
    • 1
  • J. Finkeova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringPrague Institute of Chemical TechnologyPrague 6Czechoslovakia

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