Confocal laser scanning microscope imaging of a pattern in shrinking gel

Masayuki Tokita, Sayaka Suzuki, Keiichi Miyamoto, Takashi Komai

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Abstract

Pattern formation in a shrinking gel is studied using the confocal laser scanning microscope to reveal the time evolution of the spatial distribution of the polymer network in the gel. The polymer network is distributed uniformly in the gel at the early stage of bubble pattern formation. The distribution of the polymer network in the gel, however, rapidly changes with time. Finally, hollow bubbles are built up in the gel. This process occurs much faster than the cooperative diffusion of the gel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-333
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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