Polymerized membranes in poor solvent

  • S. Mori
  • Y. Kajinaga
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Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 106)


We discuss the mechanism of the phase transitions of polymerized membranes with attractive interactions or in poor solvent. Depending on the local flexibility of the membrane, the membranes with attractive interactions are known to show a discontinuous or a continuous flat-compact phase transitions. We study a model for D-dimensional polymerized membrane with attractive long-range interactions (r −y) and a square-lattice model with bending rigidity (u) and repulsive or attractive interactions (±ω). Based on the results, we give a theoretical interpretation to the flat-compact phase transition of polymerized membranes.

Key words

Polymerized membrane poor solvent flat-compact transition critical state folding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mori
    • 1
  • Y. Kajinaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymerized Membranes in Poor Solvent Department of Physics Graduate School of ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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