Fiber deposition models in two and three spatial dimensions

N. Provatas, M. Haataja, J. Asikainen, S. Majaniemi, M. Alava, T. Ala-Nissila

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We review growth, percolation, and spatial correlations in deposition models of disordered fiber networks. We first consider 2D models with effective interactions between the deposited particles represented by simple parametrization. In particular, we discuss the case of single cluster growth, growth of uniformly random networks, and flocculated networks with nontrivial spatial correlations. We also consider a 3D deposition model of flexible fibers that describes the growth of multilayer structures of disordered networks. We discuss the statistical properties of such structures, transport of fluid through the network, and the asymptotics of growth in the limit of infinite thickness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-229
Number of pages21
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - May 30 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


  • Continuum percolation
  • Deposition models
  • Fiber networks
  • Paper structure
  • Spatial correlations


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