All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review E

Volume

50

Issue

1

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

7-1994

First Page

280

Last Page

284

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.50.280

Abstract

We present a theory for the vertical propagation of chemical waves near the onset of convection. Fluid motion, coupled to a standard reaction-diffusion mechanism for chemical wave propagation, determines the speed and shape of the reaction front in a two-dimensional slab. Our model is compared with experiments in capillary tubes. For tilted and horizontal tubes, fluid motion is always present with a corresponding increase in front speed.

Comments

http://pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v50/i1/p280_1Published by the American Physical Society in Physical Review E. Publisher PDF is available for download through the link above.