M15 - Mathematical modeling of CO oxidation on Pd

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Title

M15 - Mathematical modeling of CO oxidation on Pd

Description

This image depicts a result of the mathematical modeling of a heterogeneously catalyzed reaction, namely the oxidation of carbon monoxide in presence of palladium. A cellular automaton describes the chemical mechanisms as a simple
process of infection between neighboring cells. The different colors indicate the state of the cells. Due to interactions between cells, spatial structures, like spirals, develop spontaneously from completely unordered states: an example of self-organization, as it occurs in many chemical and biological processes. Picture C2 shows a chemical experiment, in which similar spiral waves are observed. Picture M15 was made in cooperation with Heike Schuster during her stay with us.

Subject

Pattern formation (Physical sciences); Physics; Visualization; Nonlinear Dynamics; Pattern Formation; Chemical Waves; Reaction Diffusion Systems; Nonlinear Waves; Traveling Waves; Chemical Oscillations; Oscillating chemical reactions; Pattern formation (Physical sciences); Visualization;

Creator

Schuster, Heike
Markus, Mario

Source

Dynamic Pattern Formation in Chemistry and Mathematics: Aesthetics in the Sciences: Catalogue of an Exhibition

Contributor

Müller, Stefan C; Plesser, Theo; Max-Planck-Institut für Ernährungsphysiologie Dortmund, West-Germany;

Markus, Mario;

Date

1988

Publisher

Laupenmühlen Druck, Bochum

Rights

Format

JPEG

Type

Still Image

Citation

Schuster, Heike and Markus, Mario, “M15 - Mathematical modeling of CO oxidation on Pd,” History of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction, accessed March 20, 2023, http://woosterdigital.org/BZ-history/items/show/202.