This work was supported by the National Science Foundation grant CHE-0809058 (K.S.) and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant GR/T11036/01 (A.F.T.).
Phase Clusters in Large Populations of Chemical Oscillators†
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 43, pages 10161–10164, October 17, 2011
How to Cite
Taylor, A. F., Tinsley, M. R., Wang, F. and Showalter, K. (2011), Phase Clusters in Large Populations of Chemical Oscillators. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 10161–10164. doi: 10.1002/anie.201008248
- Issue published online: 11 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Received: 30 DEC 2010
- National Science Foundation
- UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Grant Number: GR/T11036/01
- dynamical quorum sensing;
- oscillating reactions;
Complex synchronization: Chemical oscillators communicating by exchange of intermediate species through the surrounding solution form clusters of individuals with synchronized oscillations that are out of phase with other clusters. The system evolves from unsynchronized oscillations at low number density n to four, three, two, and finally one cluster with increasing n (see picture).