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The statistical mechanics of surfaces

  • Jürg Fröhlich
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 216)

Abstract

Applications of a statistical mechanics of random surfaces in condensed matter physics and relativistic quantum field theory are sketched. Different random surface models are introduced. Their common mean-field theory is briefly described. The so-called planar random surface — (or Nambu-Goto string-) model, a surface analogue of Brownian motion, is studied in more detail and shown to exhibit mean-field behaviour in all dimensions.

Keywords

Gauge Theory Domain Wall Isomorphism Class Hausdorff Dimension String Tension 
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  • Jürg Fröhlich
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  1. 1.Theoretical PhysicsZürichSwitzerland

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