How anisotropy beats fractality in two-dimensional on-lattice diffusion-limited-aggregation growth

Author: 

Grebenkov, D
Belyaev, D

Publication Date: 

30 October 2017

Journal: 

Physical Review E

Last Updated: 

2020-07-11T06:21:12.467+01:00

Issue: 

4

Volume: 

96

DOI: 

10.1103/PhysRevE.96.042159

page: 

042159-

abstract: 

We study the fractal structure of Diffusion-Limited Aggregation (DLA) clusters on the square lattice by extensive numerical simulations (with clusters having up to 108 particles). We observe that DLA clusters undergo strongly anisotropic growth, with the maximal growth rate along the axes. The naive scaling limit of a DLA cluster by its diameter is thus deterministic and onedimensional. At the same time, on all scales from the particle size to the size of the entire cluster it has non-trivial box-counting fractal dimension which corresponds to the overall growth rate which, in turn, is smaller than the growth rate along the axes. This suggests that the fractal nature of the lattice DLA should be understood in terms of fluctuations around one-dimensional backbone of the cluster.

Symplectic id: 

738890

Submitted to ORA: 

Submitted

Publication Type: 

Journal Article