One-Dimensional Dynamics in a Multicomponent Chemical Reaction

Author :Reuben H. Simoyi, Alan Wolf, and Harry L. Swinney
Publication :Physical Review Letters
Volume :49
Number :4
Pages :245-248
Year :1982

Experiments on the Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction in a stirred flow reactor reveal behavior that is strikingly similar to that generated by one-dimensional maps with a single extremum.  In particular, a period-doubling sequence is observed that leads to a regime containing both chaotic and periodic states.  Within the experimental resolution the ordering of the periodic states is in accord with the theory of one-dimensional maps.