[Splitting of the back edge of a propagating excitation pulse]


Journal Article

A new type of unstability of action potential propagating in spatially inhomogeneous 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".

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mornev, OA; Aslanidi, OV; Chań≠lakhian, LM; Starmer, CHF

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 197

PubMed ID

  • 8714470

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8714470

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3029


  • rus