Fractal structures of zinc metal leaves grown by electrodeposition

M. Matsushita, M. Sano, Y. Hayakawa, H. Honjo, Y. Sawada

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Zinc metal leaves are grown two-dimensionally by electrodeposition. The structures clearly remind us of the random patterns simulated by computer according to the Witten-Sander diffusion-limited-aggregation model. The scale invariance is tested by computing the density-density correlation function for the digitized patterns of the photographs. The Hausdorff dimension averaged over many examples is D=1.66±0.03, which is in excellent agreement with that of the two-dimensional diffusion-limited-aggregation model (D≅53).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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