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Accumulations of T-points in a model for solitary pulses in an excitable reaction-diffusion medium

Homburg, A J and Natiello, Mario LU (2005) In Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 201(3-4). p.212-229
Abstract
We consider a family of differential equations that describes traveling waves in a reaction-diffusion equation modeling oxidation of carbon oxide on a platinum surface, near the onset of spatio-temporal chaos. The organizing bifurcation for the bifurcation structure with small carbon oxide pressures, turns out to be a codimension 3 bifurcation involving a homoclinic orbit to an equilibrium undergoing a transcritical bifurcation. We show how infinitely many T-point bifurcations of multi loop heteroclinic cycles occur in the unfolding.
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surface catalysis, global bifurcation theory
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Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
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201
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3-4
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212 - 229
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Elsevier
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0167-2789
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10.1016/j.physd.2004.12.007
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English
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  abstract     = {We consider a family of differential equations that describes traveling waves in a reaction-diffusion equation modeling oxidation of carbon oxide on a platinum surface, near the onset of spatio-temporal chaos. The organizing bifurcation for the bifurcation structure with small carbon oxide pressures, turns out to be a codimension 3 bifurcation involving a homoclinic orbit to an equilibrium undergoing a transcritical bifurcation. We show how infinitely many T-point bifurcations of multi loop heteroclinic cycles occur in the unfolding.},
  author       = {Homburg, A J and Natiello, Mario},
  issn         = {0167-2789},
  keyword      = {surface catalysis,global bifurcation theory},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {212--229},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena},
  title        = {Accumulations of T-points in a model for solitary pulses in an excitable reaction-diffusion medium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2004.12.007},
  volume       = {201},
  year         = {2005},
}