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Volume 8, Issue 1 (Feb 2010)


Simulation model of the fractal patterns in ionic conducting polymer films

Shahizat Amir
  • Centre for Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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/ Nor Mohamed
  • Centre for Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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/ Siti Hashim Ali
  • Centre for Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Published Online: 2009-11-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-009-0036-6


Normally polymer electrolyte membranes are prepared and studied for applications in electrochemical devices. In this work, polymer electrolyte membranes have been used as the media to culture fractals. In order to simulate the growth patterns and stages of the fractals, a model has been identified based on the Brownian motion theory. A computer coding has been developed for the model to simulate and visualize the fractal growth. This computer program has been successful in simulating the growth of the fractal and in calculating the fractal dimension of each of the simulated fractal patterns. The fractal dimensions of the simulated fractals are comparable with the values obtained in the original fractals observed in the polymer electrolyte membrane. This indicates that the model developed in the present work is within acceptable conformity with the original fractal.

PACS: 05.40.-a; 05.40.Fb; 05.40.Jc; 05.45.-a; 05.45.Df

Keywords: ion conducting films; fractals; simulation; DLA model; L-system

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Published Online: 2009-11-15

Published in Print: 2010-02-01

Citation Information: Open Physics, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-009-0036-6. Export Citation

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