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Title Statistical mechanics of membranes and surfaces / edited by D. Nelson, T. Piran, S. Weinberg
Edition Second edition
Published River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific Pub., [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 426 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; CONTENTS; Chapter 1 The Statistical Mechanics of Membranes and Interfaces David R. Nelson; Chapter 2 Interfaces: Fluctuations, Interactions and Related Transitions Michael E. Fisher; Chapter 3 Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Fluctuating Films and Membranes Stanislas Leibler; Chapter 4 The Physics of Microemulsions and Amphiphilic Monolayers David Andelman; Chapter 5 Properties of Tethered Surfaces Yacov Kantor; Chapter 6 Theory of the Crumpling Transition David R. Nelson
Summary 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 me
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Interfaces (Physical sciences) -- Statistical methods.
Membranes (Technology) -- Statistical methods.
Statistical mechanics.
Surfaces (Physics) -- Statistical methods.
Form Electronic book
Author Nelson, David R., 1951-
Piran, Tsvi, 1949-
Weinberg, Steven, 1933-
ISBN 9789812387721 (paperback)
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9812387722 (paperback)
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