Three Dimensional Imaging of the Belousov Zhabotinsky Reaction using Magnetic Resonance
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.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
15, Issue 6
New York, NY, USA
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
A. L. Cross, R. L. Armstrong, C. Gobrecht, M. Paton, and C. Ware, "Three dimensional imaging of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction using magnetic resonance," Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 719–725, Jan. 1997.