Steiner variations on random surfaces

C. F. Baillie, D. Espriu, D. A. Johnston

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Ambartzumian et al. suggested that the modified Steiner action functional had desirable properties for a random surface action. However, Durhuus and Jonsson pointed out that such an action led to an ill-defined grand-canonical partition function and suggested that the addition of an area term might improve matters. In this paper we investigate this and other related actions numerically for dynamically triangulated random surfaces and compare the results with the gaussian plus extrinsic curvature actions that have been used previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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