We study a two-dimensional reaction-diffusion equation for calcium oscillation with a pacemaker region. When the pacemaker entrains the whole system, circular waves are observed as a target pattern. However, if the pace of the pacemaker is too fast, the pulse propagation to the outer region sometimes fails in a chaotic manner. We find that spiral waves are spontaneously created at the interface between the pacemaker region and the outer region.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 23 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics