Title

Three Dimensional Imaging of the Belousov Zhabotinsky Reaction using Magnetic Resonance

Abstract

The combination of 3D magnetic resonance imaging data with polygon based computer graphic display software is ideally suited to the study of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction in extended volumes. In this paper we present the first true three dimensional visualization of experimental data from the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. The time evolution of a twisted scroll wave like isoconcentration surface and its organizing filament are demonstrated for a manganese-catalyzed B-Z mixture. These techniques extend the experimental study of the B-Z reaction as a class of pattern-forming systems to the third dimension. The limitations of the technique are discussed.

Publication Date

1997

Journal or Conference Title

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Volume

15, Issue 6

Pages

719-725

Publisher Place

New York, NY, USA

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/S0730-725X(97)00078-7

Document Type

Journal Article