A distinct propagation of solitary waves in the presence of autocatalysis, diffusion, and symmetry-breaking (differential) advection, is being studied. These pulses emerge at lower reaction rates of the autocatalytic activator, i.e., when the advective flow overcomes the fast excitation and induces a fluid type "drifting" behavior, making the phenomenon unique to reaction-diffusion-advection class systems. Using the spatial dynamics analysis of a canonical model, we present the properties and the organization of such drifting pulses. The insights underly a general understanding of localized transport in simple reaction-diffusion-advection models and thus provide a background to potential chemical and biological applications.
|Journal||Physical Review E|
|State||Published - 8 Feb 2010|