Vortices with linear cores in mathematical models of excitable media

Valentin I. Krinsky*, Igor R. Efimov

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Most naturally occurring excitable media exhibit vortices in the form of spirals rotating around circular cores. Here we demonstrate that quite another type of vortices - vortices whose cores resemble a long line - may result from decreasing a small parameter in the different mathematical models of excitable media (general reaction-diffusion model, Fitz-Hugh-Nagumo equations, Beeler-Reuter model of cardiac tissue, Wiener axiomatic model, and cellular automata model).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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