Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

The transient nature of spatiotemporal chaos is examined in reaction-diffusion systems with coexisting stable states. We find the apparent asymptotic spatiotemporal chaos of the Gray-Scott system to be transient, with the average transient lifetime increasing exponentially with medium size. The collapse of spatiotemporal chaos arises when statistical spatial correlations produce a quasihomogeneous medium, and the system obeys its zero-dimensional dynamics to relax to its stable asymptotic state.

Source Citation

Wackerbauer, Renate., &Showalter, Kenneth. (2003). Collapse Of Spatiotemporal Chaos. Physical Review Letters, 91(17). http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.174103

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