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Tensorial Minkowski functionals and anisotropy measures for planar patterns

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Author(s): Schröder-Turk G, Kapfer S, Breidenbach B, Beisbart C, Mecke K
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 238
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 57-74
ISSN: 0022-2720


Quantitative measures for anisotropic characteristics of spatial structure are needed when relating the morphology of microstructured heterogeneous materials to tensorial physical properties such as elasticity, permeability and conductance. Tensor-valued Minkowski functionals, defined in the framework of integral geometry, provide a concise set of descriptors of anisotropic morphology. In this article, we describe the robust computation of these measures for microscopy images and polygonal shapes. We demonstrate their relevance for shape description, their versatility and their robustness by applying them to experimental data sets, specifically microscopy data sets of non-equilibrium stationary Turing patterns and the shapes of ice grains from Antarctic cores.

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APA: Schröder-Turk, G., Kapfer, S., Breidenbach, B., Beisbart, C., & Mecke, K. (2010). Tensorial Minkowski functionals and anisotropy measures for planar patterns. Journal of Microscopy-Oxford, 238(1), 57-74.

MLA: Schröder-Turk, Gerd, et al. "Tensorial Minkowski functionals and anisotropy measures for planar patterns." Journal of Microscopy-Oxford 238.1 (2010): 57-74.

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