Computation of the fractal pattern in manganese dendrites

MERDAN Z., Bayirli A.

CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, vol.22, no.8, pp.2112-2115, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0256-307x/22/8/080
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2112-2115
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The images of manganese flowers (clusters) on the surface of the natural magnesium silicate substance are scanned and the pictures of them are transferred to computer atmosphere. By using these scanning parameters, the exponents of density correlation function and fractal dimension values are calculated. For all different groups between the least and the most dense in the samples, the correlation function exponents may range from 0.141 to 0.178 and the fractal dimension values may vary between 1.61 and 1.88. In addition, the manganese flowers are divided into seven different groups according to their smallest- and largest-density features. The formation of the natural manganese clusters (flowers, dendrites) on the surface of the magnesium silicate substance can be defined by using the deposition, diffusion and aggregation model.