Volume 53, Number 4, February 2001
|Page(s)||551 - 558|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||01 December 2003|
Decrumpling membranes by quantum effects
Theoretische Physik, Freie Universität Berlin - Arnimallee 14, 14195
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Accepted: 4 December 2000
The phase diagram of an incompressible fluid membrane subject to quantum and thermal fluctuations is calculated exactly in a large number of dimensions of configuration space. At zero temperature, a crumpling transition is found at a critical bending rigidity . For membranes of fixed lateral size, a crumpling transition occurs at nonzero temperatures in an auxiliary mean field approximation. As the lateral size L of the membrane becomes large, the flat regime shrinks with .
PACS: 87.16.Dg – Membranes, bilayers, and vesicles / 05.30.-d – Quantum statistical mechanics / 68.35.Rh – Phase transitions and critical phenomena
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