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Time-lapse imaging datasets of Belousov-Zhabotinsky self-oscillating hydrogels under cyclic mechanical compressions

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This dataset contains all relevant experimental datasets that were collected for Tunde Geher-Herczegh's PhD thesis 'A study of chemical-mechanical coupling in Belousov-Zhabotinsky self-oscillating hydrogels, towards the physical-chemical model of the heart', in the form of time-lapse image sequences of Belousov-Zhabotinsky self-oscillating hydrogels under cyclic mechanical compressions. 131 time-lapse series are included here that were captured by a USB microscope camera, in order to observe the time-dependent colour and size change of BZ hydrogels, while they were subjected to regular mechanical stimuli, i.e. cyclic compressions at various frequencies. Gel pieces of various sizes and geometries were tested in different catalyst-free BZ solutions, e.g. by changing the reactant concentrations, introducing additional salts, etc.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Geher-Herczegh, Tunde ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: Tunde Geher-Herczegh
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2023
Data last accessed: 30 May 2023
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Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: time-lapse, Belousov-Zhabotinsky self-oscillating gel
Data Availability: EMBARGOED
Embargo Expiry Date: 28 May 2024


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