Chaotic wave trains in an oscillatory/excitable medium

A. Rabinovitch, M. Gutman, Y. Biton, I. Aviram

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We study the chaotic dynamics of a heterogeneous reaction-diffusion medium composed of two uniform regions: one oscillatory, and the other excitable. It is shown that, by altering the diffusion coefficient, local chaotic oscillations can be induced at the interface between regions, which in turn, generate different chaotic sequences of pulses traveling in the excitable region. We analyze the properties of the local chaotic driver, as well as the diffusion-induced transitions. A procedure based on the abnormal frequency-locking phenomenon is proposed for controlling such sequences. Relevance of the obtained results to cardiac dynamics is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-91
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 18 Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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