F. Gauffre

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We show both experimentally and numerically that the time scales separation introduced by long range activation can induce oscillations and excitability in nonequilibrium reaction-diffusion systems that would otherwise only exhibit bistability. Namely, we show that in the chlorite-tetrathionate reaction, where the autocatalytic species H+ diffuses faster(More)
We show experimentally and theoretically that reaction systems characterized by a slow induction period followed by a fast evolution to equilibrium can readily generate "spatial bistability" when operated in thin gel reactors diffusively fed from one side. This phenomenon which corresponds to the coexistence of two different stable steady states, not(More)
The acid-auto-activated chlorite-tetrathionate reaction is studied in a one-side-fed spatial reactor. It was previously shown that in these conditions the unstirred reaction-diffusion system can generate oscillatory and excitable states even though under well-stirred nonequilibrium conditions only steady-state bistability is observed. Numerical simulations(More)
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