Models of Liesegang pattern formation

F. Izsak, István Lagzi

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    In this article different mathematical models of the Liesegang phenomenon are exhibited. The main principles of modeling are discussed such as supersaturation theory, sol coagulation and phase separation, which describe the phenomenon using different steps and mechanism beyond the simple reaction scheme. We discuss whether the underlying numerical simulations are able to reproduce several empirical regularities and laws of the corresponding pattern structure. In all cases we highlight the meaning of the initial and boundary conditions in the corresponding mathematical formalism. Above the deterministic ones discrete stochastic approaches are also described. As a main tool for the control of pattern structure the effect of an external electric field is also discussed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationPrecipitation Patterns in Reaction-Diffusion Systems
    EditorsIstván Lagzi
    Place of PublicationKerala, India
    PublisherResearch Signpost
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-81-308-0420-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    • IR-79470
    • Pattern formation
    • EWI-21261
    • Liesegang phenomenon

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