Proceedings in Nonlinear Science Centre for Nonlinear Studies, The University, Leeds LS2 9NQ, UK Series co--ordinator: Arun V. Holden Proceedings in Nonlinear Science deal with all areas of nonlinear science and its applications, and generally consist of multi--author volumes associated with select conferences and workshops within this exciting field. This series runs in parallel with the Nonlinear Science: Theories and Applications series of monographs and texts, also published by Manchester University Press. Both provide a source of up--to--date research in an immediate form. This survey addresses two crucial aspects of nonequilibrium behaviour: the interaction between chemical modes and spatial modes; and the study of transience, whether arising from fluctuations or from external disturbances. The results of a major meeting held in Brussels, Belgium, these papers deal with self--organization and nonlinear dynamics in chemistry, giving the results of recent experiments and bringing new emphasis on spatial inhomogeneities and dynamical phenomena in connection with transient behaviour and fluctuations.
The principal objective of the book is to present an account of current research in this area and to stress the perspectives which it offers for future developments. P. Gray is Master of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge; G. Nicolis, F. Baras, and P. Borckmans are at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; S. K. Scott is Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, University of Leeds.
P. Gray and Gregoire Nicolis are the authors of Spatial Inhomogeneities and Transient Behaviour in Chemical Kinetics, published by Wiley.
Partial table of contents: COHERENT BEHAVIOR, OSCILLATIONS AND CHAOS IN CHEMICAL SYSTEMS. A New Microscopic Level of Irreversibility? (I. Prigogine). Homoclinic Chaos, Quasi--Periodicity, Noodle Maps and Other Phenomena in an Electrochemical Reaction (M. Bassett J. Hudson). CHEMICAL REACTORS AND MIXING. Steady--State Multiplicity of Distributed Parameter Systems (D. Luss). A New Model for Small Numbers of Reacting Particles for Non--Linear Dynamics (F. Buchholtz F. Schneider). TRANSIENT BEHAVIOR AND CRITICAL DYNAMICS. Modeling Transient Behavior in Chemical Systems (G. Dewel P. Borckmans). Bursting Phenomena in the Belousov--Zhabotinski Reaction (K. Bar--Eli R. Noyes). SPATIAL PATTERNS. Extended Phase Dynamics Approach to Pattern Evolution (Y. Kuramoto). Using Pattern Recognition Techniques in the Quantitative Analysis of Target Patterns of the BZ Reaction (P. Hanuuse, et al.). STOCHASTIC ASPECTS OF CHEMICAL INSTABILITIES. Stochastic Behavior in Macroscopic Chemical Systems (I. Epstein I. Nagypal). Toward a Fluctuation Chemistry (F. Baras, et al.). REACTION DYNAMICS IN HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS. Chemical Processing with Lasers: An Overview (D. Bauerle). Restructuring of Catalyst Surfaces During Oscillatory Reactions. (S. Scott, et al.). POSTER ABSTRACTS. Index.