par Tiani, Reda ;Rongy, Laurence
Référence Frontiers in Physics, 10, 860419
Publication Publié, 2022-05-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This work describes a new mechanism for the emergence of oscillatory dynamics driven by the interaction of hydrodynamic flows and reaction-diffusion processes with no autocatalytic feedback nor prescribed hydrodynamic instability involved. To do so, we study the dynamics of an A+ B → C reaction-diffusion front in the presence of chemically-driven Marangoni flows for arbitrary initial concentrations of reactants and diffusion coefficients of all species. All the species are assumed to affect the solution surface tension thereby inducing Marangoni flows at the air-liquid interface. The system dynamics is studied by numerically integrating the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations coupled to reaction-diffusion-convection equations for the three chemical species. We report spatial and temporal oscillations of surface tension triggered by differential diffusion effects of surfactant species coupled to the chemically-induced Marangoni effect. Such oscillations are related to the discontinuous traveling of the front along the surface leading to the progressive formation of local extrema in the surface tension profiles as time evolves.