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Critical times in single-layer reaction diffusion

Hickson, Roslyn; Barry, Steven; Sidhu, Harvinder; Mercer, Geoffry

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Reaction diffusion has applications to a wide range of areas, including industrial, geological, and medical problems. An important aspect is the phenomenon of 'critical time', which is a measure of how long the reaction and diffusion processes take. In this work, an exact solution using a linear reaction function is used to explore three critical time definitions. The outcome of the analysis is a simple, novel relationship between the reaction and diffusion time scales.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69392
Source: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2011.01.019

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