Stationary waves on the sphere

Slawomir Bialecki, Bogdan Kazmierczak*, Je Chiang Tsai

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In this paper, we investigate stationary waves on the sphere using the bistable reaction-diffusion system. The motivation of this study arises from the study of activation waves of B cells in immune systems. We analytically establish (i) the existence and uniqueness of stationary waves; (ii) the limiting wave profile for small diffusivity of diffusing species; and (iii) the stability of the constructed stationary waves. The stability result may suggest the critical role of stationary waves in the determination of initial data for initiating propagating waves on the sphere, which is consistent with the numerical results for the B-cell activation model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1761-1788
Number of pages28
JournalSIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bistable kinetics
  • Sphere
  • Stationary wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics


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