Fractal dimension from the back-scattering cross section

A. Lakhtakia, R. Messier, V. V. Varadan, V. K. Varadan

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The feasibility of recovering the fractal dimension of self-similar fractals from the back-scattering measurements is demonstrated. For this purpose, the well known Sierpinski gasket is modelled as an ensemble of lossless dielectric beads, and the scattered field computations are carried out using the coupled dipole approximation procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042
Pages (from-to)1615-1619
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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