Fractal Geometry in Pharmaceutical and Biological Applications



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Tang, P., Chan, H. & Raper, J. A. (2004). Fractal Geometry in Pharmaceutical and Biological Applications. Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology,


Fractals can be considered as disordered systems with a non-integral dimension, called the fractal dimension. An important property of fractal objects is that they are self-similar, independent of scale. This means that if part of them is cutout, and then this part is magnified, the resulting object will look exactly the same as the original one. The other distinct property of a fractal is the power law or scaling behavior, where the property and variable of a system are related in the following manner:

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