Growth and Form of Self-organized Branched Crystal Pattern in Nonlinear Chemical System

  • Rohit Srivastava
  • Narendra Yadav
  • Jayeeta Chattopadhyay

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rohit Srivastava, Narendra Yadav, Jayeeta Chattopadhyay
    Pages 1-46
  3. Rohit Srivastava, Narendra Yadav, Jayeeta Chattopadhyay
    Pages 47-52
  4. Rohit Srivastava, Narendra Yadav, Jayeeta Chattopadhyay
    Pages 53-60
  5. Rohit Srivastava, Narendra Yadav, Jayeeta Chattopadhyay
    Pages 61-62
  6. Rohit Srivastava, Narendra Yadav, Jayeeta Chattopadhyay
    Pages 63-64
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 65-65

About this book


The book introduces the oscillatory reaction and pattern formation in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction that became model for investigating a wide range of intriguing pattern formations in chemical systems. So many modifications in classic version of BZ reaction have been carried out in various experimental conditions that demonstrate rich varieties of temporal oscillations and spatio-temporal patterns in non- equilibrium conditions. Mixed-mode versions of BZ reactions, which comprise a pair of organic substrates or dual metal catalysts, have displayed very complex oscillating behaviours and novel space-time patterns during reaction processes. These characteristic spatio-temporal properties of BZ reactions have attracted increasing attention of the scientific community in recent years because of its comparable periodic structures in electrochemical systems, polymerization processes, and non-equilibrium crystallization phenomena. Instead, non-equilibrium crystallization phenomena which lead to development of novel crystal morphologies in constraint of thermodynamic equilibrium conditions have been investigated and are said to be stationary periodic structures. Efforts have continued to analyze insight mechanisms and roles of reaction-diffusion mechanism and self-organization in the growth of such periodic crystal patterns. In this book, non-equilibrium crystallization phenomena, leading to growth of some novel crystal patterns in dual organic substrate modes of oscillatory BZ reactions have been discussed. Efforts have been made to find out experimental parameters where transitions of the spherulitic crystal patterns take place. The book provides the scientific community and entrepreneurs with a thorough understanding and knowledge of the growth and form of branched crystal pattern in reaction-diffusion system and their morphological transition. 


BZ Reaction Nanostructure Spatial Pattern Diffusion Limited Aggregation Solid Phase Nucleation Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction Oscillatory Chemical Reaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Rohit Srivastava
    • 1
  • Narendra Yadav
    • 2
  • Jayeeta Chattopadhyay
    • 3
  1. 1.Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra,Department of ChemistryDeogharIndia
  2. 2.Birla Institute of Technology, MesraDept. of Space Engineering and RocketryRanchiIndia
  3. 3.Birla Institute of Technology, MesraDepartment of ChemistryDeogharIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0863-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0864-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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