Inwards propagating waves in a limit cycle medium

A. Rabinovitch, M. Gutman, I. Aviram

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The existence of a novel inwards propagating wave motion is demonstrated in a limit-cycle medium both for the FitzHugh-Nagumo and for modified Chernyak-Starobin-Cohen reaction-diffusion systems. The waves (pulses) are seen to be moving “backwards,” that is, towards the point where the triggering pulse was initiated, instead of the regular propagation away from the origin. The feasibility of the phenomenon and some of its features are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number084101
Pages (from-to)84101-1-84101-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 20 Aug 2001

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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