Formation of Liesegang patterns in an electric field

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Evolution of Liesegang patterns in an electric field was studied experimentally in the AgNO3/K2Cr2O7/gelatine system. The distance of the last (nth) band as a function of their appearance time can be described by the equation Xn = c1t1/2 + c2t + c3 . A numerical model, based on Ostwald 's supersaturation theory, predicted the same functional law. Experiments showed that the ratio of the distances of two consecutive rings, the spacing coefficient, decreases with increasing electric field strength and this behaviour was also reproduced by the numerical model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1268-1270
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 16 2002


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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