Wiener Way to Dimensionality

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Via Casilina, Italy

2 University of Split, Croatia

3 The R. Bošković Institute”, Croatia


This note introduces a new general conjecture correlating the dimensionality dT of an infinite lattice with N nodes to the asymptotic value of its Wiener Index W(N). In the limit of large N the general asymptotic behavior W(N)≈Ns is proposed, where the exponent s and dT are related by the conjectured formula s=2+1/dT allowing a new definition of dimensionality dW=(s-2)-1. Being related to the topological Wiener index, dW is therefore called Wiener dimensionality. Successful applications of this method to various infinite lattices (like graphene, nanocones, Sierpinski fractal triangle and carpet) testify the validity of the conjecture for infinite lattices.