Synchronization of surface reactions via Turing-like structures

R. Salazar, A.P.J. Jansen, V.N. Kuzovkov

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We discuss an alternative to the traditional gas-phase coupling approach in order to explain synchronized global oscillations in CO oxidation on Pt(110). We use a microscopic model which includes structural Pt surface reconstruction via front propagation, and large diffusion rates for CO. The synchronization mechanism is associated with the formation of a Turing-like structure of the substrate. By using large parallel microscopic simulations we derive scaling laws which allow us to extrapolate to realistic diffusion rates, pattern size, and oscillation periods.
Original languageEnglish
Article number031604
Pages (from-to)031604-1/4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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