Eden growth model

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The Eden growth model describes the growth of specific types of clusters such as bacterial colonies and deposition of materials. These clusters grow by random accumulation of material on their boundary. These are also an example of a surface fractal.[1] The model is named after Murray Eden.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo; Stanley, Harry Eugene (1995). Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth. Cambridge University Press. pp. 123–125. ISBN 0-521-48318-2. 
  2. ^ Eden, Murray (1961). "A two-dimensional growth process". Proceedings of Fourth Berkeley Symposium on Mathematics, Statistics, and Probability. 4. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 223–239. 
  3. ^ Kolb, Max; Botet, Robert; Jullien, Rémi (1983). "Scaling of kinetically growing clusters". Physical Review Letters. 51 (13): 1123–1126. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.51.1123.