Taming Winfree turbulence of scroll waves in excitable media.

  title={Taming Winfree turbulence of scroll waves in excitable media.},
  author={Sergio Alonso and Francesc Sagu{\'e}s and Alexander S. Mikhailov},
  volume={299 5613},
Winfree turbulence of scroll waves is a special kind of spatiotemporal chaos that exists exclusively in three-dimensional excitable media and is currently considered one of the principal mechanisms of cardiac fibrillation. A chaotic wave pattern develops through the negative-tension instability of vortex filaments, which tend to spontaneously stretch, bend, loop, and produce an expanding tangle that fills up the volume. We demonstrate that such turbulence can readily be controlled by weak… CONTINUE READING

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