5 years ago

A theory for spiral wave drift induced by ac and polarized electric fields in chemical excitable media

Fei-Fei Zheng, Hong Zhang, Xiang Gao, Bo Zheng, De-Bei Pan, Teng-Chao Li
Spiral waves are shown to undergo directional drifts in the presence of ac and polarized electric fields when their frequencies are twice of the spiral frequencies. Here, we propose a quantitative description for the spiral wave drift induced by weak electric fields, and provide the explicit equations for the spiral wave drift speed and direction. Numerical simulations are performed to demonstrate the quantitative agreement with analytical results in both weakly and highly excitable media.

Publisher URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-09092-6

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09092-6

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