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The European Physical Journal E

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 217–221 | Cite as

Vertical melting of a stack of membranes

  • M.E.S. Borelli
  • H. Kleinert
  • A.M.J. Schakel

Abstract:

A stack of tensionless membranes with nonlinear curvature energy and vertical harmonic interaction is studied. At low temperatures, the system forms a lamellar phase. At a critical temperature, the stack disorders vertically in a melting-like transition.

PACS. 82.65.Dp Thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces – 68.35.Rh Phase transitions and critical phenomena 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.E.S. Borelli
    • 1
  • H. Kleinert
    • 1
  • A.M.J. Schakel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik, Freie Universität Berlin, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin, GermanyDE

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