Temporary mirror symmetry breaking and chiral excursions in open and closed systems


The reversible Frank model is capable of amplifying the initial small statistical deviations from the idealized racemic composition. This temporary amplification can be interpreted as a chiral excursion in a dynamic phase space. It is well known that if the system is open to matter and energy exchange, a permanently chiral state can be reached asymptotically, while the final state is necessarily racemic if the system is closed. In this work, we combine phase space analysis, stability analysis and numerical simulations to study the initial chiral excursions and determine how they depend on whether the system is open, semi-open or closed.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2011.02.032
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Additional Information: © 2011, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry,Physics and Astronomy(all)
Publication ISSN: 1873-4448
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 08:13
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 08:12
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2011-03-30
Published Online Date: 2011-02-16
Accepted Date: 2011-02-13
Submitted Date: 2010-12-30
Authors: Blanco, Celia
Stich, Michael (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8862-1044)
Hochberg, David

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