Formation of Liesegang patterns: A spinodal decomposition scenario

T. Antal, M. Droz, J. Magnin, Z. Rácz

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Abstract

Spinodal decomposition in the presence of a moving particle source is proposed as a mechanism for the formation of Liesegang bands. This mechanism yields a sequence of band positions xn that obeys the spacing law xn ∼ Q(1 + p)n. The dependence of the parameters p and Q on the initial concentration of the reagents is determined and we find that the functional form of p is in agreement with the experimentally observed Matalon-Packter law.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2880-2883
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume83
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 1999

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Formation of Liesegang patterns : A spinodal decomposition scenario. / Antal, T.; Droz, M.; Magnin, J.; Rácz, Z.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 83, No. 15, 11.10.1999, p. 2880-2883.

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Antal, T, Droz, M, Magnin, J & Rácz, Z 1999, 'Formation of Liesegang patterns: A spinodal decomposition scenario', Physical Review Letters, vol. 83, no. 15, pp. 2880-2883.
Antal, T. ; Droz, M. ; Magnin, J. ; Rácz, Z. / Formation of Liesegang patterns : A spinodal decomposition scenario. In: Physical Review Letters. 1999 ; Vol. 83, No. 15. pp. 2880-2883.
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