Synchronization of oscillatory chemiluminescence with pulsed light irradiation

Shunsuke Takayama, Kunihiko Okano, Kouichi Asakura

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A chemical oscillator, the H2O2-KSCN-CuSO 4-NaOH system, generates an oscillatory chemiluminescence when luminol is added to this system. Attempts were made to synchronize the oscillatory chemiluminescence with pulsed light irradiation. A period of the chemical oscillation became shorter by the irradiation of white and blue color light, while the oscillatory behavior was scarcely influenced by the irradiation of red light. Pulsed red and white or blue lights were irradiated on either the non-luminol or luminol-added H2O2-KSCN-CuSO 4-NaOH system. Synchronization of the chemical oscillation was achieved for 25-30 min in the luminol-added system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-305
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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