Daniel B. Lang

Learn More
We have developed a practical and economical device that efficiently concentrates ciliated cells, such asTetrahymena pyriformis, by using only low-speed, non-damaging centrifugation. This is carried out with a simple device consisting of a microcentrifuge tube connected to the barrel of a 60-ml plastic syringe. This device allows the concentration of(More)
We present an improved technique for imaging through turbulence at visible wavelengths using a rotation shearing pupil-plane interferometer, intended for astronomical and terrestrial imaging applications. While previous astronomical rotation shearing interferometers have made only visibility modulus measurements, this interferometer makes four simultaneous(More)
We present and illustrate a new technique, Image Correlation Supersampling (ICS), for resampling volume data that are undersampled in one dimension. The resulting data satisfies the sampling theorem, and, therefore, many visualization algorithms that assume the theorem is satisfied can be applied to the data. Without the supersampling the visualization(More)
The prototype experimental example of "spontaneous" pattern formation in an unstirred chemical medium is the oscillatory Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction: target patterns of outward-moving concentric rings are readily observed when the reaction is run in a thin layer in a Petri dish. In many experimental runs, new target centers appeared to form closer to(More)
The purpose of this research was to explore the unstirred, ferroin-catalyzed Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction as an experimental model for the response of excitable media to small perturbations (slightly larger than the threshold for excitations). Following Showalter et al. (Showalter, K.; Noyes, R. M.; Turner, H. J.Am. Chem. Soc. 1979, 101, 7463-69), we(More)
In this joint experimental and theoretical study we characterize the complete dynamical "life cycle" associated with the photoexcitation of the singlet carbene cyclopropenylidene to the lowest lying optically bright excited electronic state: from the initial creation of an excited-state wavepacket to the ultimate fragmentation of the molecule on the(More)
  • 1