Dynamics of reaction-diffusion patterns controlled by asymmetric nonlocal coupling as a limiting case of differential advection

  • Siebert J
  • Alonso S
  • Bär M
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Abstract

A one-component bistable reaction-diffusion system with asymmetric nonlocal coup ling is derived as limiting case of a two-component activator-inhibitor reaction -diffusion model with differential advection. The effects of asymmetric nonlocal couplings in such a bistable reaction-diffusi on system are then compared to the previously studied case of a system with symm etric nonlocal coupling. We carry out a linear stability analysis of the spatially homogeneous steady sta tes of the model and numerical simulations of the model to show how the asymmetr ic nonlocal coupling controls and alters the steady states and the front dynamic s in the system. In a second step, a third fast reaction-diffusion equation is included which ind uces the formation of more complex patterns. A linear stability analysis predicts traveling waves for asymmetric nonlocal coupling in contrast to a stationary Turing patterns for a system with symmetric nonlocal coupling. These findings are verified by direct numerical integration of the full equations with nonlocal coupling.

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Authors

  • Julien Siebert

  • Sergio Alonso

  • Markus Bär

  • Eckehard Schöll

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