Computer Simulations of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction

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Science  11 Nov 1983:
Vol. 222, Issue 4624, pp. 615-616
DOI: 10.1126/science.222.4624.615


Morphological features of the two-dimensional Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction were modeled with an algorithm involving only two simple parameters, one describing the productivity of the reaction on a local scale length and the other characterizing the delay or quiescent time after the localized reaction. Self-organizing wavelike structures, including single-and multiarmed spirals, were most easily generated.