Of the Same Stripe: Turing Patterns Link Tropical Fish and Bismuth Crystal Growth

Research Press Release | July 12, 2021

Joint press release by the University of Electro-Communications and Hokkaido University.

What connection could possibly exist between the stripes on tropical fish and crystal growth? The answer is the way in which order emerges from randomness through Turing patterns, according to what a research team led by Dr. Fuseya of the University of Electro-Communications, Japan, has recently found. After analyzing a mysterious striped pattern, they observed while trying to grow a monoatomic layer of bismuth, they showed that Turing patterns also exist at the nanoscale.

The complete press release from UEC can be found here.