On the statistical mechanics of elastic manifolds with random interaction

  • K. V. Samokhin
Condensed Matter


We study the statistical mechanics of D-dimensional elastic manifolds, interacting via randomly distributed forces. It is shown, that this model can be mapped onto the statistical mechanics of disorder-induced roughening of a D-dimensional interface with D transverse degrees of freedom in a disordered medium. The roughness exponent ζ for the lateral deformations is calculated for different kinds of elastic response of the manifolds.

PACS numbers

05.90.+m 46.30.Pa 68.90.+g 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. V. Samokhin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany
  2. 2.L. D. Landau Institute of Theoretical PhysicsMoscowRussia

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