Boundary effects on chaotic advection-diffusion chemical reactions

M. Chertkov, V. Lebedev

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The physical picture of the acceleration due to the random advection is that it stretches domains populated by one chemical into thin sheets, so that the chemical reaction driven by diffusion proceeds more efficiently because of an essential increase of the interface area. This paper explains how this general physical picture formulated initially for unbounded flows applies to chaotic flows confined to a finite geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number134501
Pages (from-to)134501/1-134501/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Apr 4 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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