Reaction-diffusion processes: exotic phenomena in simple systems

Haim Taitelbaum, Zbigniew Koza

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Reaction-diffusion systems play a significant role in a variety of physical, chemical and biological processes. In recent years there has been a growing interest in studying spatio-temporal properties of reaction rates and fronts in system with specific initial and boundary conditions. Very interesting and non-classical results have been found. In this paper we review the recent exotic results in this field, such as anomalous kinetics and segregation at a single trap, and non-monotonic motion of the reaction front in systems with initially separated reactants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-175
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 15 Sep 2000
EventProceedings of the 36th Karpacz Winter School in the Theoretical Physics - Ladek Zdroj, Pol
Duration: 11 Feb 200019 Feb 2000

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
HT would like to thank T. Yanir, B. Vilensky, S. Rabinovich and S. Havlin from Bar-Ilan University, J.E. Kiefer, B. Trus and G.H. Weiss from the National Institutes of Health, and Y.-E.L. Koo, A. Lin, A. Yen, S.-Y. Park and R. Kopelman from the University of Michigan for fruitful collaboration and useful discussions. Support by the Israel Science Foundation (HT) and the Polish KBN Grant No. 2 P03B 059 12 (ZK) is gratefully acknowledged.


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