Crumpling dynamically triangulated random surfaces in two dimensions

C. F. Baillie, D. A. Johnston

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We investigate the crumpling transition for a dynamically triangulated random surface embedded in two dimensions We find a second order transition for an "edge" discretization of the extrinsic curvature and a third order transition for an alternative "area" discretization, which is identical to surfaces embedded in three and higher dimensions The results for the edge extrinsic curvature are at variance with those of Kogut and Renken who found a first order transition for a fixed triangulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-352
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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