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The 4 surveys contained during this quantity illustrate generally diversified elements of imaging and electron physics. the 1st chapters deal with purposes of electron microscopy, together with the function of this system in mineralogy and a examine of the excessive- answer electron microscopy of quasicrystals. The latter is really a quick monograph featuring the underlying crystallography and explaining intimately how the corresponding pictures and diffraction styles can be interpreted. The 3rd contribution is an account of a brand new method of deconvolution in snapshot processing during which the writer, via associating a polynomial with the gray-level values of (discrete) photographs, indicates that it really is attainable to invert the convolutional relation that describes many varieties of photo formation. the quantity ends with a close dialogue of the twin de Broglie wave, together with a serious account of latest advancements within the debate over the life and position of this kind of wave.

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Note that with the statistical sample studied here, one has Dðhðq ¼ 0Þ ¼ 0:38Þ ¼ 2:00 Æ 0:02, which allows us to conclude that the rough surfaces under consideration are singular everywhere. From the construction rule of these synthetic log-normal rough surfaces [109], the multifractal nature of these random functions is expected to be contained in the way the shape of the WT modulus pdf Pa ðMÞ evolves when varying the scale parameter a, as shown in Figure 19a. Indeed the joint probability distribution Pa ðM; AÞ is expected to factorize as the signature of the implicit decoupling of M and A in the construction process.

With respect to their Boltzmann weights computed from the WTMMM [49,79]: W ½ f Šðq; L; aÞ ¼ jsupðx; a0 Þ 2 L; a0 a M ½ f Šðx; a0 Þjq Zðq; aÞ ð28Þ where Zðq; aÞ is the partition function defined in Eq. (21). 0þ and therefore the D(h) singularity spectrum. 4. Numerical Implementation In this section, we briefly review the main steps of the numerical implementation of the 2D WTMM method. Let us consider an n  n digitized image of a rough surface.  Step 1: Computation of the 2D wavelet transform.

In (b), the smoothed image b;a à B1=3 [Eq. (5)] is shown as a grayscale coded background from white (min) to black (max). below, when extrapolating the arborescent structure of this skeleton to the limit a ! , BH¼1=3 ðxÞ is nowhere differentiable [1,2,28,29,159]. The local scale invariance properties of a f Bm rough surface are investigated in Figure 13. When looking at the behavior of M along some maxima lines belonging to the wavelet transform skeleton, despite some superimposed fluctuations, one observes a rather convincing power-law decrease with an exponent hðx0 Þ that does not seem to depend upon the spatial location x0 .

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