Structure factor of flexible membranes
Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 93106 USA
Instituto de Física, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Apartado Postal 629, 78000 San Luis Potosí, SLP, México
2 Institute for Crustal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 93106 USA
Accepted: 13 June 1998
The height-height correlation function of a single fluctuating membrane in the presence of an external potential is calculated. Using this result, the structure factor of the membrane is computed, taking into account the in-plane density-density correlation function. Limits of the height-height correlation function are used to calculate the structure factor and then it is compared with its numerical solution.
PACS: 87.22.Bt – Membrane and subcellular physics and structure / 68.10.-m – Fluid surfaces and fluid-fluid interfaces
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