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dc.contributor.authorDähmlow, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorAlonso Muñoz, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorBaer, Markus
dc.contributor.authorHauser, Marcus
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.identifier.citationDähmlow, P. [et al.]. Twists of opposite handedness on a scroll wave. "Physical review letters", 5 Juny 2013, vol. 110, núm. 23, p. 234102-1-234102-5.
dc.description.abstractThe dynamic interaction of scroll waves in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction with a vertically orientated gradient of excitability is studied by optical tomography. This study focuses on scroll waves, whose filaments were oriented almost perpendicular to the gradient. Whereas scroll waves with filaments exactly perpendicular to the gradient remain unaffected, filaments with a component parallel to the gradient develop a twist. Scroll waves with U-shaped filaments exhibit twists starting from both of its ends, resulting in scroll waves whose filaments display a pair of twists of opposite handedness. These twists are separated by a nodal plane where the filament remains straight and untwisted. The experimental findings were reproduced by numerical simulations using the Oregonator model and a linear gradient of excitability almost perpendicular to the orientation of the filament.
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física::Termodinàmica
dc.subject.lcshStatistical physics
dc.subject.lcshNonlinear functional analysis
dc.titleTwists of opposite handedness on a scroll wave
dc.subject.lemacFísica estadística
dc.subject.lemacAnàlisi funcional no lineal
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BIOCOM-SC - Grup de Biologia Computacional i Sistemes Complexos
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorDähmlow, P.; Alonso, S.; Baer, M.; Hauser, M.
local.citation.publicationNamePhysical review letters

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