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Role of the reagents consumption in the chaotic dynamics of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky oscillator in closed unstirred reactors.
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PMID:  20672153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Chemical oscillations generated by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction in batch unstirred reactors, show a characteristic chaotic transient in their dynamical regime, which is generally found between two periodic regions. Chemical chaos starts and finishes by following a direct and an inverse Ruelle-Takens-Newhouse scenario, respectively. In previous works we showed, both experimentally and theoretically, that the complex oscillations are generated by the coupling among the nonlinear kinetics and the transport phenomena, the latter due to concentration and density gradients. In particular, convection was found to play a fundamental role. In this paper, we develop a reaction-diffusion-convection model to explore the influence of the reagents consumption (BrO in particular) in the inverse transition from chaos to periodicity. We demonstrated that, on the route towards thermodynamic equilibrium, the reagents concentration directly modulates the strength of the coupling between chemical kinetics and mass transport phenomena. An effective sequential decoupling (reaction-diffusion-convection --> reaction-diffusion --> reaction) takes place upon the reagents consumption and this is at the basis of the transition from chaos to periodicity.
Nadia Marchettini; Marcello Antonio Budroni; Federico Rossi; Marco Masia; Maria Liria Turco Liveri; Mauro Rustici
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-03     Completed Date:  2010-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11062-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Dipartimento di Chimica Università di Siena, Via della Diana 2, Siena, Italy.
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