Structure and Fractal Properties in Geological Crystallization Processes Due to Nucleation and Growth

  • Ingo Orgzall
  • Bernd Lorenz


Based on a continuum model of nucleation and growth in two and three dimensions we present results for grain size and cluster size distributions for different nucleation and growth mechanisms. The percolative properties of these systems are determined with respect to percolation threshold and appropriate exponents for volume, surface, and hull of the clusters. The universal behaviour of these systems is confirmed. The present results are applicable for the description of crystallization processes in igneous rocks as well as for understanding the structure of pore spaces in sedimentary rocks.


Fractal Property Percolation Threshold Cluster Size Distribution Radius Distribution Continuous Nucleation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingo Orgzall
    • 1
  • Bernd Lorenz
    • 1
  1. 1.Hochdrucklabor bei der Universität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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