Chapter 22. Control of Chemical Waves in Excitable Media by External Perturbation

  1. Heinz G. Schuster
  1. O. Steinbock and
  2. S. C. Müller

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607455.ch22

Handbook of Chaos Control

Handbook of Chaos Control

How to Cite

Steinbock, O. and Müller, S. C. (1999) Control of Chemical Waves in Excitable Media by External Perturbation, in Handbook of Chaos Control (ed H. G. Schuster), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607455.ch22

Editor Information

  1. University of Kiel, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Leibnizstr. 15, D-24098 Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Institut für Experimentelle Physik, Universitätsplatz 2, D-39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527294367

Online ISBN: 9783527607457



  • waves in excitable media;
  • Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Spiral Waves and the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction

  • External Control

    • Chemical Parameters and Oxygen-Inhibition

    • Control by Electric Fields

    • Control by Light

  • Conclusions