Prof. Arnd Scheel, University of Minnesota

Wave number selection in closed reaction-diffusion systems

Motivated by the plethora of patterns observed in precipitation experiments
starting with Liesegang's 1896 study, we investigate pattern formation in the
wake of fronts in closed reaction-diffusion systems. We will briefly describe
some models and the relation to phase separation models such as the Cahn-Hilliard
equation and the Phase-Field System. We will then present results that
characterize patterns formed in the wake of fronts.