Peristalticity-driven banded chemical garden

Pópity-Tóth, G. Schuszter, D. Horváth, A. Tóth

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Complex structures in nature are often formed by self-assembly. In order to mimic the formation, to enhance the production, or to modify the structures, easy-to-use methods are sought to couple engineering and self-assembly. Chemical-garden-like precipitation reactions are frequently used to study such couplings because of the intrinsic chemical and hydrodynamic interplays. In this work, we present a simple method of applying periodic pressure fluctuations given by a peristaltic pump which can be used to achieve regularly banded precipitate membranes in the copper-phosphate system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number184701
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - máj. 14 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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