Mulholland, A.J. and Gomatam, J. and McQuillan, P. (1996) Diffraction of spherical waves by a toroidal obstacle: eikonal approach to excitable reaction-diffusion systems. Proceedings A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 452 (1955). pp. 2785-2799.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Diffraction of spherical waves by a toroidal obstacle is analysed using the eikonal approximation to the reaction-diffusion equations with excitable kinetics. We demonstrate the existence of two stationary spherical wave segments, one larger and the other smaller than a hemisphere, blocking the hole of the torus. A detailed stability analysis indicates that the former is unstable and the latter is stable. This analysis suggests that the trapping of a spherical wave front by a toroidal obstacle may be verified experimentally using a chemical medium like the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky reagent in the excitable regime.
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Mrs Carolynne Westwood|
|Date Deposited:||15 Oct 2010 13:57|
|Last modified:||02 May 2012 16:53|
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