Chemical Waves

  • Yoshiki Kuramoto
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 19)


The phase description can explain expanding target patterns in reaction-diffusion systems. The same method, however, breaks down for rotating spiral waves because of a phase singularity involved. The Ginzburg-Landau equation is then invoked.


Wave Pattern Rotation Number Spiral Wave Target Pattern Phase Singularity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiki Kuramoto
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  1. 1.Research Institute for Fundamental PhysicsYukawa Hall, Kyoto UniversityKyoto 606Japan

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