Monte Carlo simulations for a Lotka-type model with reactant surface diffusion and interactions

Autor(en): Zvejnieks, G
Kuzovkov, VN
Stichwörter: BEHAVIOR; CHAOS; COMPUTER-SIMULATIONS; KINETIC OSCILLATIONS; NEAR-CRITICAL POINT; NUCLEATION; OXIDATION; Physics; Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, Mathematical
Erscheinungsdatum: 2001
Herausgeber: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW E
Volumen: 63
Ausgabe: 5, 1
Zusammenfassung: 
The standard Lotka-type model, which was introduced for the first time by Mai et al. [J. Phys. A 30, 4171 (1997)] for a simplified description of autocatalytic surface reactions, is generalized here for a case of mobile and energetically interacting reactants. The mathematical formalism is proposed fur determining the dependence of transition rates on the interaction energy (and temperature) for the general mathematical model, and the Lotka-type model, in particular. By means of Monte Carlo computer simulations, we have studied the impact of diffusion (with and without energetic interactions between reactants) on oscillatory properties of the A B --> 2B reaction. The diffusion leads to a desynchronization of oscillations and a subsequent decrease of oscillation amplitude. The energetic interaction between reactants has a dual effect depending on the type of mobile reactants. In the limiting case of mobile reactants B the repulsion results in a decrease of amplitudes. However, these amplitudes increase if reactants A are mobile and repulse each other. A simplified interpretation of the obtained results is given.
ISSN: 15393755
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.63.051104

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