Document Type

Article

Date

12-21-2004

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

The statistical mechanics of flexible surfaces with internal elasticity and shape fluctuations is summarized. Phantom and self-avoiding isotropic and anisotropic membranes are discussed, with emphasis on the universal negative Poisson ratio common to the low-temperature phase of phantom membranes and all strictly self-avoiding membranes in the absence of attractive interactions. The study of crystalline order on the frozen surface of spherical membranes is also treated.

Additional Information

Chapter 11 in "Statistical mechanics of Membranes and Surfaces", ed. by D.R. Nelson, T. Piran and S. Weinberg (World Scientific, Singapore, 2004); 25 pages with 26 figures (high resolution figures available from author) More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0412581

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