Self-referred approach to lacunarity

Erbe P. Rodrigues*, Marconi S. Barbosa, Luciano Da F. Costa

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This paper describes an approach to lacunarity which adopts the pattern under analysis as the reference for the sliding window procedure. The superiority of such a scheme with respect to more traditional methodologies, especially when dealing with finite-size objects, is established and illustrated through applications to diffusion limited aggregation pattern characterization. It is also shown that, given the enhanced accuracy and sensitivity of this scheme, the shape of the window becomes an important parameter, with advantage for circular windows.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016707
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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