Annular gel reactor for chemical pattern formation

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1990-11-06

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Wing Y. Tam
Werner Horsthemke
William D. McCormick
Harry L. Swinney
Zoltan Nosticzius

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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The present invention is directed to an annular gel reactor suitable for the production and observation of spatiotemporal patterns created during a chemical reaction. The apparatus comprises a vessel having at least a first and second chamber separated one from the other by an annular polymer gel layer (or other fine porous medium) which is inert to the materials to be reacted but capable of allowing diffusion of the chemicals into it.

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