Research Topic

Advances in Oscillating Reactions

About this Research Topic

Numerous processes in physical chemistry and related sciences take place in a cycle, with consecutive alternations in time. Widely known as oscillatory or oscillating reactions, such processes are explored as nonlinear phenomena, but their potential in various applications became recognized only recently. ...

Numerous processes in physical chemistry and related sciences take place in a cycle, with consecutive alternations in time. Widely known as oscillatory or oscillating reactions, such processes are explored as nonlinear phenomena, but their potential in various applications became recognized only recently. Self-oscillating gels were developed to be used as components of microdevices (actuators) or to achieve controlled periodic drug delivery. Attempts were made to use oscillating reactions in detecting traces of CO in the air by special sensor technology. Also, a wide spectrum of analytical applications of oscillatory reactions were developed, with unexpected robustness and high sensitivity toward the evaluation of pharmaceutically active compounds. The advantages of fuel cells with electro-catalytic oxidations in oscillating regime were reported too.

Spreading applications of oscillatory reactions to a wide range of different areas was enabled by new experimental techniques for both detection of exotic dynamic states, and control over complex systems far from equilibrium. Also, new insights were achieved in the understanding of physical and chemical mechanisms underlying the extraordinary properties of such processes. However, a conceptual framework is still missing to connect collected knowledge on such exquisite systems, with the engineering design principles necessary for developing useful applications based on them.

The purpose of this Research Topic should be to provide common ground for presenting results of fundamental research and original inventions, using the advantages of spontaneous periodic or aperiodic alternations in directions of reaction processes. The focus should be directed towards the process rather than a system.

Both, original research and reviews are welcome. Original papers should present new ideas with reasonable scientifical background – only essential references should be given here. Reviews must offer a critical overview of the state-of-the-art on fundamentals and applications with special emphasis on the perspectives – an extended list of references would be acceptable in this case. In both cases, relation to the Research Topic should be clearly given in the Abstract. We encourage the submission of manuscripts dedicated to Topics including, but not limited, to the following:
• Catalytic process enhancement in the regime of oscillatory reaction
• Electro-catalytic oxidations with spontaneous oscillations in electrode coverage
• Coupling of oscillatory reactions with smart materials
• Chemical chaos in the encryption process
• Analytical applications of oscillatory reactions


Keywords: oscillatory reaction, oscillating reaction, nonlinear dynamics, chemical chaos, self-oscillating gel


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Recent Articles

Loading..

About Frontiers Research Topics

With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author.

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

06 May 2020 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

Loading..

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

06 May 2020 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

Loading..
Loading..

total views article views article downloads topic views

}
 
Top countries
Top referring sites
Loading..