Publications arising from the Programme

Individuals funded through REACTOR Programme are indicated by underlining.


[1] L. Hegedűs, H.-D. Försterling, M. Wittmann, Z. Noszticzius, The Ce4+-malonic acid reaction in the presence of O2. An HPLC study. J. Phys. Chem. 104, 9914-20, 2000.

[2] L. Hegedűs, H.-D. Försterling, E. Kókai, K. Pelle, G. Taba, M. Wittmann, Z. Noszticzius. Chemical mechanism of the radical feedback loop in the classical BZ reaction. Malonyl bromite and oxalic acid as flow-through intermediates. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2, 4023-8, 2000.

[3] N. Kirschner, P.L. Simon, M. Wittmann, Z. Noszticzius, J.H. Merkin. Acid-base diodes in a hydrogel medium. Nonlinear response for mono- and divalent contaminating ions: theory and experiments. Macromol. Symp. 160, 167-73, 2000.

[4] J.H. Merkin, P.L. Simon, Z. Noszticzius. Analysis of the Electrolyte Diode. Electro-diffusion and Chemical Reaction within a Hydrogel Reactor. J. Math. Chem. 28, 43-58, 2000.

[5] M.L. Davies, P.A. Halford-Maw, J. Hill, M.R. Tinsley, B.R. Johnson, S.K. Scott, I Kiss and V. Gaspar. Control of Chaos in Combustion Reactions J. Phys. Chem., 104, 9944-9952, 2000.

[6] J.R. Bamforth, S. Kalliadasis, J.H. Merkin and S. K Scott. Modelling Flow-Distributed Oscillations in the CDIMA Reaction. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2, 4013-4021, 2000.


[1] O-U Kheowan, V Gaspar, V.S. Zykov, S.C. Muller. Measurements of kinematical parameters of spiral waves in media of low excitability. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 4747-52, 2001.

[2] V Grubelnik, A Z Larsen, U Kummer, L F Olsen and M Marhl. Mitochondria regulate the amplitude of simple and complex calcium oscillations. Biophys. Chem., 94, 59-74, 2001.

[3] L F Olsen, A Lunding, F R Lauritsen and M Allegra. Melatonin activates the peroxidase-oxidase reaction and promotes oscillations. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 284, 1071-6, 2001.

[4] J.R. Bamforth, J.H. Merkin, S.K. Scott, R. Toth and V. Gaspar. Flow-distributed oscillation patterns in the Oregonator model. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 1435-8, 2001.

[5] M.L. Davies and S.K. Scott. Control of product selectivity in nonlinear chemical systems. Chem. Engng. Sci. 56, 4587-4595, 2001.

[6] R. Tóth, A. Papp, V. Gáspár, J. H. Merkin, S. K. Scott and A.F. Taylor. Flow-driven instabilities in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction: modelling and experiments. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 957-964, 2001.

[7] J. Yang, S. Kalliadasis, J.H. Merkin and S. K. Scott. Wave propagation in distributed media. Chaos, 11, 479-86, 2001.

[8] Mario Allegra, Paul Georg Furtmüller, Günther Regelsberger, Maria L. Turco-Liveri, Luisa Tesoriere, Mauro Perretti, Maria A. Livrea, and Christian Obinger: Mechanism of Reaction of Melatonin with Human Myeloperoxidase. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 282, 380–386, 2001.


[1] L. Hegedűs, M. Wittmann, Z. Noszticzius, A. Sirimungkala, H.-D. Försterling, R.J. Field. HPLC analysis of complete BZ systems. Evolution of the chemical composition in cerium and ferrion catalysed batch oscillators: experiments and model calculations. Faraday Discussions, 120, 21-38, 2002.

[2] I Kristóf, N Kirschner, M Wittmann, P L Simon, V Jakab, Z Noszticzius, J H Merkin, S K Scott. Direct evidence for fixed ionic groups in the hydrogel of an electrolyte diode. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 4, 1339-47, 2002.

[3] J Yang, A D'Onofrio, S Kalliadasis and A De Wit. Rayleigh-Taylor instability of reaction-diffusion acidity fronts. J. Chem. Phys., 117, 9395-9408, 2002.

[4] I Szalai, K. Kurin-Csorgei and M Orban. Mechanistic studies of the bromate-1,4-cyclohexanedione-ferrion oscillatory system. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 4, 1271-5, 2002.

[5] J Zagora, M. Volsar, L. Schreiberova and I Schreiber. Excitable dynamics in the bromate-sulfite-ferrocyanide reaction. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 4, 1284-91, 2002.

[6] J R Bamforth, R. Tóth, V. Gáspár and S K Scott. Scaling and dynamics of “flow distributed oscillation patterns” in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 4, 1299-306, 2002.

[7] J. Lindner, D Snita and M Marek. Modelling of ionic systems with narrow acid-base boundary. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 4, 1348-54, 2002.

[8] D. Vollmer, J Vollmer and A J Wagner. Oscillatory kinetics of phase separation in a binary mixture under constant heating. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 4, 1374-9, 2002.

[9] D Šnita, M Pačes, J Lindner, J Kosek, M Marek: Nonlinear behaviour of simple ionic systems in hydrogel in an electric field. Faraday Discuss. 120, 53, 2002.

[10] M. Pornprompanya, S. C. Müller, H Ševčíkova. Pulse Waves under an Electric Field in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction with Pyrogallol as Substrate. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 4, 3370-3375, 2002.

[11] Hamilton Varela and Katharina Krischer: Deciphering the Origin of High-Order Periodic and Aperiodic Cyclic Voltammetric Responses During Oxidation Processes on Platinum. J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 12258-12266 2002.

[12] J. P. Onnela, A. Chakraborti, K. Kaski, J. Kertész: Dynamic asset trees and portfolio analysis. Eur.Phys.J.B, 30, 285 –288, 2002.

[13] Éva Jakab, Dezső Horváth, John H. Merkin, Stephen K. Scott, Péter L. Simon, and Ágota Tóth: Isothermal

flame balls. Phys. Rev. E 66, 016207-1-8, 2002.


[1] Tamás Bánsági, Jr., Dezső Horváth, and Ágota Tóth: Convective instability of an acidity front in Hele-Shaw cells. Phys. Rev. E 68, 026303-1-4, 2003.

[2] Éva Jakab, Dezső Horváth, John H. Merkin, Stephen K. Scott, Péter L. Simon, and Ágota Tóth: Isothermal flame balls: Effect of autocatalyst decay. Phys. Rev. E 68, 036210 –1-9, 2003.

[3] T. Bansagi Jr., D. Horvath, A. Toth, J. Yang, S. Kalliadasis and A. De Wit, Density fingering of an exothermic autocatalytic reaction, Phys. Rev. E 68, 055301-1-4 (R), 2003.

[4] P. I. Kumli, M. Burger, M. J. B. Hauser, S. C. Müller, Zs. Nagy-Ungvárai: Oscillations in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction with sorbitol in the presence of bromine. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5, 5454 – 5458, 2003.

[5] J. P. Onnela, A. Chakraborti, K. Kaski, J. Kertész, A. Kanto: Asset trees and asset graphs in financial markets. Physica Scripta T106, 48, 2003.

[6] J. P. Onnela, A. Chakraborti, K. Kaski, J. Kertész, A. Kanto: Dynamics of market correlations: Taxonomy and portfolio analysis. Phys. Rev. E. 68, 056110- 1-12, 2003.

[7] M. Pornprompanya, S. C. Müller, H. Sevcikova: Multiple reversals of pulse waves in an excitable medium resulting from switching the polarity of dc electric fields. Chem. Phys. Lett. 375, 364-368, 2003.

[8] Pelle, K., Wittmann, M., Noszticzius, Z., Lombardo, R., Sbriziolo, C., Turco Liveri, M.L.:Perturbation of the Oscillatory BZ Reaction with Methanol and Ethylene Glycol: Experiments and Model Calculations.

J. Phys. Chem. A., 107, 2039-2047, 2003.

[9] Lombardo, R., Sbriziolo, C., Turco Liveri, M.L., Pelle, K., Wittmann, M., Noszticzius, Z.,: Perturbation of the oscillatory Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction with polyethylene glycol . ACS Symposium Series No. 869 Nonlinear Dynamics in Polymeric Systems 2003 Chapter 23, pp. 292-308. Book Editors: John A. Pojman and Qui Tran-Cong-Miyata ISBN: 0-8412-3850-2

[10] Sergio Alonso, Francesc Sagués, Alexander S.Mikhailov: Taming Winfree Turbulence of Scroll Waves in Excitable Media. Science, 299, 1722-1725, 2003.

[11] M. Paces, J. Kosek, M. Marek, U. Tallarek and A. Seidel-Morgenstern: Mathematical modelling of adsorption and transport processes in capillary electrochromatography: Open-tubular geometry. Electrophoresis, 24, 308-389, 2003.

[12] Ann Zahle Larsen and Ursula Kummer “Information Processing in Calcium Signal Transduction”. Lecture Notes in Physics 623, pp. 153 – 178 Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg 2003

[13] Razvan A. Satnoianu, Coexistence of stationary and traveling waves in reaction-diffusion-advection systems, Physical Review E, 68 (2003), doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.68.032101

[14] Z. Grof, J. Kosek, M. Marek, P. M. Adler, Modeling of Morphogenesis of Polyolefin Particles: Catalyst Fragmentation, AIChE Journal 49, 1002-1013, 2003.


[1] Silvia De Monte, Francesco d’Ovidio, Hugues Chaté, and Erik Mosekilde: Noise-Induced Macroscopic Bifurcations in Globally Coupled Chaotic Units. Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 254101-1-4, 2004.

[2] Y. De Decker, H. Marbach, M. Hinz, S.Günther, M. Kiskinova, A. S. Mikhailov, and R. Imbihl: Promoter-Induced Reactive Phase Separation in Surface Reactions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 198305-1-4, 2004.

[3] Gavin R.Armstrong, Annette F.Taylor, Stephen K.Scott, and Vilmos Gáspár: Modelling wave propagation across a series of gaps. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 6, 4677-4681, 2004.

[4] Tamás Bánsági Jr.,Dezső Horváth, Ágota Tóth: Multicomponent convection in the chlorite –tetrathionate reaction. Chem. Phys. Letters 384, 153 –156, 2004.

[5] Allan K.Poulsen, Frants R.Lauritsen, Lars Folke Olsen: Sustained glycolytic oscillations –no need for cyanide. FEMS Microbiology Letters 236, 261 –266, 2004.

[6] S. Kalliadasis, J. Yang and A. De Wit: Fingering instabilities of exothermic reaction-diffusion fronts

in porous media. Phys. Fluids., 16, 1395-1409, 2004.

[7] Pelle, K., Wittmann, M., Lovrics, K., Noszticzius, Z., Turco Liveri, M.L., Lombardo, R.,: Mechanistic investigations on the BZ reaction with oxalic acid I. The oscillatory parameter region and rate constants measured for the reactions of HOBr, HBrO2 and acidic BrO3 with oxalic acid. J. Phys. Chem. A., 108, 5377-5385, 2004.

[8] Pelle, K., Wittmann, M., Lovrics, K., Noszticzius, Z.: Mechanistic investigations on the BZ reaction with oxalic acid II. Measuring and modelling the oxalic acid-bromine chain reaction and simulating the complete oscillating system J. Phys. Chem. A., 108, 7554-7562, 2004.

[9] Iván, K., Wittmann, M., Simon, P., Noszticzius, Z., Vollmer, J.: Electrolyte diodes and hydrogels. Determination of concentration and pK value of fixed acidic groups in a weakly charged hydrogel.

Phys. Rev. E, 70, 061402-1-11, 2004.

[10] R Dilao and A Volford. Excitability in a model with saddle-node homoclinic bifurcation. Discr. and Cont. Dynamical Systems Ser. B 4, 419–434, 2004.

[11] Noszticzius, Z., Wittmann, M., Pelle, K., Taba, G. :Model of the classical B-Z reaction and the role of oxalic acid. Proc. of Int. Conf. in Nonlinear Sci.: „Selfoganization in nonequilibrium systems“, S. Anic, Z. Cupic, L.Kolar-Anic Eds. 24.9.-25.9.2004, Belgrade, SCG (Serbia i Crna Gora) pp.49-57.

[12] Matthew L.Davies, Igor Schreiber, Stephen K.Scott: Dynamical behaviour of the Belousov –Zhabotinsky reaction in a fed-batch reactor. Chem. Eng. Sci. 59, 139 –148, 2004.

[13] Tamás Bánsági, Jr., Dezső Horváth, Ágota Tóth: Nonlinear interactions in the density fingering of an acidity front. J. Chem. Phys., 121, 11912-11915 2004.

[14] B.P.J.D. Costello, P. Hantz and N.M. Ratcliffe: Voronoi diagrams generated by regressing edges of precipitation fronts. J. Chem. Phys. 120, 2413-2416, 2004.

[15] Y. De Decker, A. Mikhailov : Promoter Induced Nonlinear Pattern Formation in Surface Chemical Reactions J. Phys. Chem. B, 108 (38), 14759 -14765, 2004.


(appeared, in press & MS in preparation)

[1] A. Zadrazil, I.Z. Kiss, J. D'Hernoncourt, H. Sevcikova, J.H. Merkin et A. De Wit: The effect of constant electric fields on the buoyant stability of reaction fronts. Phys. Rev. E., 71, 026224 (2005).

[2] M. J. B. Hauser, S. C. Müller, C. Sbriziolo, M. L. Turco Liveri, "Interaction of 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis-(2,6-dichlorophenyl)-porphyrin-Mn(III) with phospholipid vesicles", in preparation for Langmuir.

[3] M. J. B. Hauser, M. L. Turco Liveri:

"Nonlinear dynamics in biomimetic enzyme systems"

in "Self-organized morphology in nano-structured materials", J. Parisi, K. Al-Shamery, S. C. Müller (eds),

in the Springer Series of Synergetics

[4] Viatcheslav Bykov, Igor Goldfarb, Vladimir Gol'dshtein, Ulrich Maas: On a Modified Version of ILDM Approach: Asymptotic Analysis Based on Integral Manifolds. MS in preparation

[5] Petr Koci, František Stepanek, Milos Marek: Modelling of CO oxidation in a digitally reconstructed porous catalyst. MS in preparation

[6] Kristóf Iván, Maria Wittmann, Péter Simon, Zoltán Noszticzius and Dalimil Snita: Electrolyte diodes with weak acids and bases. MS in preparation

[7] Silvia De Monte, Francesco d'Ovidio, Hugues Chaté and Erik Mosekilde

Effects of microscopic disorder on the collective dynamics of globally coupled maps. accepted for publication in Physica D

[8] Silvia De Monte, Francesco d'Ovidio, Hugues Chaté and Erik Mosekilde

Order parameters scaling and macroscopic dimensionality in globally coupled noisy maps.

to be submitted to Progress of Theoretical Physics

[9]Sune Danø, Silvia De Monte, Francesco d'Ovidio, Preben Grae Sørensen in preparation

[10] T. Travnickova, M. Kohout, I. Schreiber, M. Kubicek, J. Merkin: Front waves and spatiotemporal patterns in reaction-diffusion-convection systems with thermokinetic autocatalysis MS in preparation

[11] Ryan Fahmy, Andrei L. Kindzelskii, Aaron R. Petty, Howard R. Petty, Ursula Kummer, Jürgen Zobeley, Kamila Naxerova and Jens Christian Brasen. “Elevated glucose concentrations promote receptor-independent activation and exhaustion of adherent human neutrophils.” MS in preparation

[12] Jens Christian Brasen , Jürgen Zobeley, Lars Folke Olsen, Andrei L. Kindzelskii, Howard R. Petty and Ursula Kummer. “Interplay of signal transduction and metabolism during oscillations in activated neutrophils” MS in preparation

[13] Razvan A Satnoianu, David Gomez, Alberto Munuzuri: “Flow and diffusion patterns in the CDIMA light sensitive reaction. Experimental proof”. Submitted

[14] István Szalay, Patrick DeKepper MS in preparation

[15] M. J. B. Hauser, S. C. Müller, T. Tosaya, F. Guarrasi, C. Sbriziolo, M. L. Turco Liveri, "On the influence of the phospholipid bilayer on the kinetics of a biomimetic cytochrome P450 system", in preparation for J. Phys. Chem. B.

Further publications initiated by the REACTOR Programme

[S1] Pedro Stange, Alexander S. Mikhailov, and Benno Hess: Coherent Intramolecular Dynamics of Enzymic Reaction Loops in Small Volumes. J. Phys. Chem. B, 104, 1844-1853, 2000.

[S2] C. Sachs, M. Hildebrand, S. Völkening, J. Wintterlin, and G. Ertl: Reaction fronts in the oxidation of hydrogen on Pt (111): Scanning tunneling microscopy experiments and reaction–diffusion modeling. J. Chem. Phys. 116, 5759- 5773, 2002.

[S3] Ramon Reigada, Francesc Sagués, and Alexander S. Mikhailov: Traveling Waves and Nonequilibrium Stationary Patterns in Two-Component Reactive Langmuir Monolayers.

Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 038301-1-4, 2002.

[S4] A.S. Mikhailov and B. Hess: Self-Organization in Living Cells: Networks of Protein Machines and Nonequilibrium Soft Matter. Journal of Biological Physics 28: 655–672, 2002.

[S5] Hans-Philipp Lerch, Alexander S. Mikhailov, and Benno Hess: Conformational-relaxation models of single-enzyme kinetics. PNAS 99, 15410–15415, 2002.

[S6] Silvia De Monte and Francesco d'Ovidio Dynamics of order parameters for globally coupled oscillators

Europhys. Lett. 58, 21-27 (2002)

[S7] D. Horváth, T. Bánsági Jr., and Á. Tóth: Orientation-dependent density fingering in an acidity front, J. Chem. Phys., 117, 4399-4402, 2002.

[S8] Silvia De Monte, Francecsco d'Ovidio and Erik Mosekilde Coherent regimes of globally coupled dynamical systems Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 054102(1-4) (2003)

[S9] J. P. Onnela, A. Chakraborti, K. Kaski, J. Kertész: Dynamic asset trees and Black Monday. Physica A, 324, 247-252, 2003.

[S10] L.F. Olsen, U. Kummer, A.L. Kindzelskii, and H.R. Petty“ A model of the oscillatory metabolism of activated neutrophils.” Biophys. J. 84, 69-81, 2003.

[S11] L.F. Olsen, A. Lunding, and U. Kummer, “Mechanism of melatonin-induced oscillations in the peroxidase-oxidase reaction.” Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 410, 287-295, 2003.

[S12] U. Tallarek, M. Paces and E. Rapp: Perfusive flow and intraparticle distribution of a neutral analyte in capillary electrochromatography. Electrophoresis, 24, 4241-4253, 2003.

[S13] G. Chen, M. Paces, M. Marek, Y. Zhang, A. Seidel-Morgenstern and U. Tallarek: Dynamics of capillary electrochromatography: Experimental study and study of flow and transport in particulate beds. Chem. Eng. Technol. 27, 417-428, 2004.

[S14] H. Sevcikova: Application of theories of dynamical nonlinear systems to the behaviour of a slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum, in Proc. of 31st Int. Conf. of Slovak Soc. of Chem. Engineering, Ed. J. Markos, (CD ROM, 160(1-10 pp.)), 24.5.-28.5.2004, Tatranske Matliare, Slovakia.

[S15] M. Sucha, P. Vankova, H. Sevcikova: Dictyostelium discoideum: A biological system for investigation of nonlinear phenomena. Proc. of Int. Conf. in Nonlinear Sci.: „Selfoganization in nonequilibrium systems“, S. Anic, Z. Cupic, L.Kolar-Anic Eds. 24.9.-25.9.2004, Belgrade, SCG (Serbia i Crna Gora).

[S16] J. P. Onnela, K. Kaski, J. Kertész: Clustering and information in correlation based financial networks. Eur.Phys.J.B, 38, 353 –362, 2004.

[S17] D.A. Vasquez and A. De Wit "Dispersion relations for the convective instability of an acidity front in Hele-Shaw cells" J. Chem. Phys. 121, 935 (2004)

[S18] A. De Wit "Miscible density fingering of chemical fronts in porous media: Nonlinear simulations" Phys. Fluids, 16, 163 (2004)

[S19] M. Böckmann and S.C. Müller: Coarsening in the buoyancy-driven instability of a reaction-diffusion front, Phys. Rev. E, 70, 046302 (5 pages) 2004.

[S20] A.Z. Larsen, L.F. Olsen, and U. Kummer, “On the encoding and decoding of calcium signals in hepatocytes.” Biophys. Chem. 107, 83–99, 2004.

[S21] L. Sebestikova (formerly Forstova), E. Slamova and H. Sevcikova: Control of wave propagation in a biological excitable medium by an external electric field. Biophys. Chemistry 113, 269-274, 2005.

[S22] D. Lima, A. D'Onofrio and A. De Wit " Self-similar scaling and effect of differential diffusion on the nonlinear fingering dynamics of chemical acidity fronts" (in preparation)

[S23] M.J.B. Hauser, J. Oberender, S. Richter, K. Bartels, S. C. Müller, Interfacial turbulence enhances oxygen transport into shallow liquid layers. Physica D, 2005, in press.