Electrodeposition: Fractal and Multifractal Measures

  • Francesc Sagués
  • Josep M. Costa
  • Francesc Mas
  • Marta Vilarrasa
  • Laura López-Tomàs
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 258)


Growth processes taking place in systems operated far away from equilibrium constitute a subject of considerable current interest1. Particularly interesting are those phenomena which give rise to irregular and highly ramified structures commonly analyzed in terms of fractal measure2. We are here specifically concerned with an example of such aggregation processes occurring when a metallic deposit is electrochemically grown on an electrode from an aqueous solution of an appropriate electrolyte. This electrodeposition phenomenon has been particularly studied during these past years since it is easily amenable to experimentation, and additionally it displays a wide variety of different morphologies ranging from regularly dendritic to desorderly fractals3–12.


Fractal Dimension Growth Velocity Fractal Measure Copper Sulphate Electrodeposition Process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesc Sagués
    • 1
  • Josep M. Costa
    • 1
  • Francesc Mas
    • 1
  • Marta Vilarrasa
    • 1
  • Laura López-Tomàs
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament de Química FísicaUniversitat de Barcelona, Facultat de QuímicaBarcelonaSpain

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