Phase synchronization of nonidentical chaotic electrochemical oscillators
Experiments on two coupled chaotic electrochemical oscillators with different frequencies are presented. We consider two types of coupling. The first is imposed through a set of external resistors. The second arises from the potential drop in the electrolyte and generally depends on cell geometry and reaction rate. Phase synchronization is observed with the addition of weak coupling of both types. Along with the onset of phase synchronization an increase in the amplitude of the mean current oscillations occurs. Simulations using a coupled form of an electrochemical model support the experimental findings.