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Phase Transition of a Skeleton Model for Surfaces

  • Hiroshi Koibuchi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4115)

Abstract

A spherical model of skeleton with junctions is investigated by Monte Carlo simulations. The model is governed by one-dimensional bending energy. The results indicate that the model undergoes a first-order transition, which separates the smooth phase from the crumpled phase. The existence of phase transition indicates that junctions play a non-trivial role in the transition.

Keywords

Phase Transition Monte Carlo Surface Section Skeleton Model Smooth Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Koibuchi
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  1. 1.Ibaraki National College of TechnologyHitachinaka, IbarakiJapan

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