Fractal Behaviour of Porous Glasses

  • Renata Reisfeld
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 46)


Fractal geometry provides a measure of randomness and permits characterization of porous materials and systems having rough surfaces. Fractal objects show dilation symmetry implying that the essential geometric features are invariant to scale changes such as magnification factors. Theoretical background and experimental methods for studying fractal structure such as low-angle neutron and X-ray scattering, adsorption and energy transfer between donor and acceptor molecules embedded in fractal structures are presented. It will be shown that results obtained today by various methods provide different answers about the fractal dimensionality. A proposition is made for unifying the different methods.


Fractal Dimension Malachite Green Fractal Structure Fractal Geometry Average Pore Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renata Reisfeld
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  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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