Origins of Life
2009Origins of Life: Self-Organization and/or Biological Evolution?
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|Published online||17 September 2009|
Self-organization phenomena in non-equilibrium chemical systemsJ. Boissonade
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Université of Bordeaux and CNRS, 115 Av. Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac, France
Published online: 17 September 2009
This article is a brief survey of the temporal and spatial self-organisation phenomena that can occur in chemical systems kept far from equilibrium by a permanent feed of fresh reactants such as bistability, oscillations, traveling waves, Turing patterns and front instabilities.
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