Friday, September 29, 2006

Pretty Physics Picture of the Week

Certain combinations of chemicals can react over and over again in cycles that take seconds, minutes or longer. Scientists call them chemical oscillators, and one of the best known is the BZ reaction. This picture is an oscillating chemical reaction described in last week's Physical Review Letters journal.

I'm not going to go into the details. I just like the picture.

If you want to read up on it, the abstract for the paper by K. J. M. Bishop and B. A. Grzybowski is online.

I plan to post pretty physics pictures from time to time. If anyone has any suggestions, drop me a line.

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