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Title: Studying fractal geometry on submicron length scales by small-angle scattering

Recent studies have shown that internal surfaces of porous geological materials, such as rocks and lignite coals, can be described by fractals down to atomic length scales. In this paper, the basic properties of self-similar and self-affine fractals are reviewed and how fractal dimensions can be measured by small-angle scattering experiments are discussed.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6436361
Report Number(s):
CONF-8704137-
Journal ID: CODEN: IMGJB
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Int. Assoc. Math. Geol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 20:6; Conference: MGUS '87, Redwood City, CA, USA, 13 Apr 1987
Research Org:
Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, CT (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; FRACTALS; SCALE INVARIANCE; LIGNITE; STATISTICAL MODELS; NEUTRONS; SMALL ANGLE SCATTERING; ROCKS; X RADIATION; DISTRIBUTION; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; GEOLOGY; GEOMETRY; POROUS MATERIALS; RANDOMNESS; STATISTICAL MECHANICS; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; BARYONS; BREMSSTRAHLUNG; BROWN COAL; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; COAL; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY SOURCES; FERMIONS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HADRONS; INTEGRAL TRANSFORMATIONS; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MATERIALS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MATHEMATICS; MECHANICS; NUCLEONS; RADIATIONS; SCATTERING; TRANSFORMATIONS 010600* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Properties & Composition; 580203 -- Geophysics-- Geophysical Survey Methods-- (1980-1989); 654003 -- Radiation & Shielding Physics-- Neutron Interactions with Matter