Splitting of the back front of propagating pulse of excitation


Journal Article

A new type of unstability of action potential propogating in spatially inhomogenious electrically excitable media is announced. Numerical experiments with the FitzHugh-Nagumo model show that if the medium contains a region where membrane slow, outward currents are partially depressed then the back front of action potential passing through such a region can split forming a «burning drop» - solitary standing wave of depolarisation with finite «life duration ».

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mornev, OA; Aslanidi, OV; Chailakhyan, LM; Starmer, CF

Published Date

  • December 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 197 -

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3029

Citation Source

  • Scopus