The members of our research group have published literally hundreds of papers over the past several decades. Some of the achievements in which we take the greatest pride are detailed in the papers listed below.

Recipe for the thoroughly studied oscillating chemical reaction (BZ reaction), where malonic acid replaces the citric acid of Belousov’s original  recipe. Some parts of the mechanism of oscillations are elucidated:

Description of the mechanism of the BZ reaction, and a set of related reactions with various reductants and catalysts: First observation of periodic chemical waves in a homogeneous reaction-diffusion system: First systematically designed oscillating chemical reaction: Identification of the simplest reaction underlying the BZ and related bromate-based oscillators: First experimental demonstration of the phenomenon of birhythmicity (two different modes of oscillation under the same conditions) in a chemical system: Experimental demonstration and explanation of the fact that the rate of propagation of chemical waves is affected by gravity: Discovery that coupling chemical oscillators can cause oscillations to disappear (or to appear) and can lead to multiple modes of entrained oscillation: Explanation (Lengyel-Epstein model) of how patterns arise in the first experimental example of Turing patterns in a chemical system: Method for designing chemical systems that can display Turing patterns: Demonstration that refracted chemical waves obey Snell’s Law, but reflected waves do not show specular reflection like electromagnetic waves: Demonstration that complex patterns can arise in realistic chemical models from the short wave instability: Development of a new bubble-free oscillating reaction for studying pattern formation: Demonstration that Turing patterns can be manipulated and controlled by light: Demonstration that oscillatory cluster patterns arise in a homogeneous chemical system with global feedback: Discovery of inwardly rotating spirals (anti-spirals) in the BZ reaction in a reverse microemulsion: Method for design of chemical oscillators based on elements with a single stable oxidationate:

Constructing a "chemical memory" using a reaction-diffusion system:

Three-dimensional Turing patterns:

Last update: 03/23/09