Statistical Mechanics of Membranes and Surfaces: 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Statistical Mechanics of Membranes and Surfaces: 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by David R. Nelson
     
 

This invaluable book explores the delicate interplay between geometry and statistical mechanics in materials such as microemulsions, wetting and growth interfaces, bulk lyotropic liquid crystals, chalcogenide glasses and sheet polymers, using tools from the fields of polymer physics, differential geometry, field theory and critical phenomena. Several chapters have

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This invaluable book explores the delicate interplay between geometry and statistical mechanics in materials such as microemulsions, wetting and growth interfaces, bulk lyotropic liquid crystals, chalcogenide glasses and sheet polymers, using tools from the fields of polymer physics, differential geometry, field theory and critical phenomena. Several chapters have been updated relative to the classic 1989 edition. Moreover, there are now three entirely new chapters - on effects of anisotropy and heterogeneity, on fixed connectivity membranes and on triangulated surface models of fluctuating membranes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812387721
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The statistical mechanics of membranes and interfaces1
Ch. 2Interfaces : fluctuations, interactions and related transitions19
Ch. 3Equilibrium statistical mechanics of fluctuating films and membranes49
Ch. 4The physics of microemulsions and amphiphilic monolayers103
Ch. 5Properties of tethered surfaces111
Ch. 6Theory of the crumpling transition131
Ch. 7Geometry and field theory of random surfaces and membranes149
Ch. 8Statistical mechanics of self-avoiding crumpled manifolds - part I211
Ch. 9Statistical mechanics of self-avoiding crumpled manifolds - part II245
Ch. 10Anisotropic and heterogeneous polymerized membranes275
Ch. 11Fixed-connectivity membranes323
Ch. 12Triangulated-surface models of fluctuating membranes359

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