Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 259–262 | Cite as

Multifractal Properties of Copper Sulfide Film Formed in Self-Organizing Chemical System

  • V. V. Udovichenko
  • P. E. Strizhak


The growth of fractal films of copper sulfide formed during the oxidation of ascorbic acid by aerial oxygen in the presence of a copper coordination compound and sodium sulfide has been studied. The process of growth of the film can be divided into three parts: 1) generation of CuS centers of growth; 2) growth of CuS according to the diffusion limitation of aggregation mechanism; and 3) in the final stage the structure of the film does not change. A method is developed to obtain films with uniform fractal dimensions, but different values of fractal divergence.

copper sulfide fractals thin films 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Udovichenko
    • 1
  • P. E. Strizhak
    • 1
  1. 1.L. V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical ChemistryNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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