Competing reactions with initially separated components

Haim Taitelbaum, Baruch Vilensky, Anna Lin, Andrew Yen, Yong Eun Lee Koo, Raoul Kopelman

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The first theoretical and experimental study of a competitive reaction with initially separated components is presented. Rich spatiotemporal reaction front patterns are produced by a simple theoretical reaction-diffusion model. Such patterns are observed experimentally for the reaction Cr3+ +xylenol orangeXO→products. The conditions for these front patterns are significant differences in the microscopic reaction constants and in the initial densities of the competing species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1640-1643
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1996


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