Complex patterns in a simple system.


Numerical simulations of a simple reaction-diffusion model reveal a surprising variety of irregular spatiotemporal patterns. These patterns arise in response to finite-amplitude perturbations. Some of them resemble the steady irregular patterns recently observed in thin gel reactor experiments. Others consist of spots that grow until they reach a critical size, at which time they divide in two. If in some region the spots become overcrowded, all of the spots in that region decay into the uniform background.

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@article{Pearson1993ComplexPI, title={Complex patterns in a simple system.}, author={John E. Pearson}, journal={Science}, year={1993}, volume={261 5118}, pages={189-92} }