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The Theoretical Fundamentals of Macromolecules Fractal Analysis

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The study of polymeric fractals in different states started directly after the publication of Mandelbrot’s fractal conception [1], that is, about at the end of 70s of the last century. The cause of the indicated approach application for a polymer macromolecules analysis is obvious enough: it is difficult to find a more suitable object for fractal models application. One from the first research in this field with the experimental method of electrons spin-relaxation for proteins [2] found, out that the protein macromolecule dimension was equal to 1.65±0.04, that coincides practically exactly with the dimension of 5/3 of random walk without self-intersections, by which a polymeric macromolecule is usually simulated [3].