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Concentric Archetype and Liesegang Rings

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The concentric rings is one of the most common archetypal structures are to be monitored at macro / microcosmic full diversity of natural structures of concentric rings similarities, connections, analogies, putting together physical phenomena of segregation, standing waves and osmotic ring diffusion periodic precipitation process phenomena Liesegang type. One of the most complex and intriguing archetypes are the circles, respectively the concentric spheres. These elementary formations, which are found frequently at macro, mezzo and microcosmic level, are bound to the relationship centre – periphery. Essentially, the concentric structures, talking from a spatial point of view, are conical shapes intrinsically related to the laws of perspective. (e.g. In a series of spheres of identical diameter disposed at even distances, due to a perspectival illusion, the one closer to the viewer will appear bigger, while the remote ones smaller, tending to seem punctiform.) Thus following the structure of the galactic disk, one remarks the concentric distribution of the stellar matter, then the solar system with the planetary orbits and their circular structure. Each planet, of course, has a discontinuous structure, disposed from periphery to centre in a manner that is segregated concentrically, as seen in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, anthroposphere, lithosphere, etc. Therefore, the concomitant structures of the atomic orbitals certify at a quantic scale the same immutable archetype described above.
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Concentric Archetype and Liesegang Rings
Gabriel Kelemen
West University, Faculty of Arts and Design, Timisoara, Romania, kelemengabi@yahoo.com
2016
Abstract:
The concentric rings is one of the most common archetypal structures are to be monitored
at macro / microcosmic full diversity of natural structures of concentric rings similarities,
connections, analogies, putting together physical phenomena of segregation, standing
waves and osmotic ring diffusion periodic precipitation process phenomena Liesegang
type.
One of the most complex and intriguing archetypes are the circles, respectively the
concentric spheres. These elementary formations, which are found frequently at macro,
mezzo and microcosmic level, are bound to the relationship centre periphery. Essentially,
the concentric structures, talking from a spatial point of view, are conical shapes intrinsically
related to the laws of perspective. (e.g. In a series of spheres of identical diameter disposed
at even distances, due to a perspectival illusion, the one closer to the viewer will appear
bigger, while the remote ones smaller, tending to seem punctiform.)
Thus following the structure of the galactic disk, one remarks the concentric
distribution of the stellar matter, then the solar system with the planetary orbits and their
circular structure. Each planet, of course, has a discontinuous structure, disposed from
periphery to centre in a manner that is segregated concentrically, as seen in the atmosphere,
hydrosphere, biosphere, anthroposphere, lithosphere, etc. Therefore, the concomitant
structures of the atomic orbitals certify at a quantic scale the same immutable archetype
described above.
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Fig.1 Concentric chemical rings. By Gabriel Kelemen 2016
Concentric concretions appear at a mezzo-cosmic level. Some are cemented
sandstones (i.e. trovants), cave-pearls or other geological formations of big dimensions like
craters, eroded volcanoes which have left behind the gigantic alternant rings known as
Richart Structure or The Eye of Sahara reminding of the legendary Atlantis described by Plato
in the Timaeus and Critias dialogues -, volcano islands, or the familiar raindrops drawing
circular waves.
Fig. 2 Concentric chemical rings cell. By Gabriel Kelemen 2016
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Looking at the biosphere, the living world abounds in globular concentric formations.
Let us look for instance at the living cell, the basic unit of life, which is composed
coincidentally similarly to a planet or to the atom, repeating the same archetype, this
succession from nucleus to cytoplasm and towards the miraculous interface that is the cell’s
membrane.
Fig. 3 Concentric chemical rings,(silver nitrate/potassium dichromate) simulated Golgi aparatus. By Gabriel Kelemen 2016
The stem cell, the circular disposition of the bacteria colonies, the diversity of the
ocular typologies in the animal world the crystalline itself -, the nacre pearls in the core of
the shell, the kidney stones or the bladder, all these round off the diversity, apparently
simplistic, of the archetypal concentricity. The archetype appears also in the structures built
by animals or in human artefacts, for instance the circular honeycombs, the clay mounds
raised by the Indian termites, the spider webs or the carefully laboured bird nests. The
anthropic element is remarked ever since the beginning of time. In ancient cultures series of
circles and circular representations appeared scribbled in smooth rocks, as can be observed
in the megalithic art from Gavrinis, Brittany, circular cities of concentric distribution crossed,
naturally, by radial paths.
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Fig. 4 Concentric chemical rings. By Gabriel Kelemen 2016
Here’s a quick review from macro to microcosm of the encounters with the
concentric archetype, recurrently found on the surface of the observable morphologic realm,
constructing the premises and the analogies which followed the process of experimentation
with stationary waves in fluids and the chemical waves, circular and osmotic, which carry the
name of the late 19th century German scholar, Liesegang.
Fig. 5 Concentric chemical rings. By Gabriel Kelemen 2016
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Fig. 6 Golgi apparatus archetype, stationary chemical waves. By Gabriel Kelemen 2016
Looking over at these intriguing yet fascinating chemical phenomena that involve the
osmotic rhythmical diffusion on collagen basis, the tandem potassium bichromate / silver
nitrate, one remarks the morphologic coincidence with the Golgi apparatus, as well as the
endoplasmic reticule, both found at micro level in the cellular cytoplasm. Is it possible that in
the midst of any eukaryote cell lays the same archetypal mechanism that characterises
stationary waves?
Fig. 7 Concentric chemical rings interference. By Gabriel Kelemen 2016
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Possibly, biochemical reactions take place in the cytoplasm on colloidal support (much more
complex, of course), but fundamentally similar to Liesegang’s osmotic diffusion.
Fig. 8 Concentric chemical rings interference. By Gabriel Kelemen 2016
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