Turbulence, Benard cells and reaction-diffusion systems like the Belousov-Zhabotinsky
reaction represent characteristic patterns, the character of which does not change in space and time, if the environment is constant, including the boundary conditions.
Affectionately dubbed 'Plasmobot', it will be "programmed" using light and electromagnetic stimuli to trigger chemical reactions similar to a complex piece of chemistry called the Belousov-Zhabotinsky
reaction, which Adamatzky previously used to build liquid logic gates for a synthetic brain.
For their studies, Showalter and his colleagues used the most well-studied waveforming chemical reaction, known as the Belousov-Zhabotinsky
(BZ) reaction (SN: 2/21/98, p.
Showalter and his coworkers studied a photosensitive version of a chemical system known as the Belousov-Zhabotinsky
reaction, in which rising and falling chemical concentrations appear as visible waves traveling through a thin layer of silica gel.
Having already worked out a coupled oscillator model to account for some of the swirling, cyclic patterns observed in a chemical system known as the Belousov-Zhabotinsky
reaction, Kuramoto extended this mathematical framework to incorporate Winfree's ideas.
The solution contains the ingredients for a widely studied oscillating chemical system known as the Belousov-Zhabotinsky
reaction (SN: 7/1/89, p.