## Abstract

The statistical mechanics of flexible two-dimensional surfaces (membranes) appears in a wide variety of physical settings. In this talk we discuss the simplest case of fixed-connectivity surfaces. We first review the current theoretical understanding of the remarkable flat phase of such membranes. We then summarize the results of a recent large scale Monte Carlo simulation of the simplest conceivable discrete realization of this system [1]. We verify the existence of long-range order, determine the associated critical exponents of the flat phase and compare the results to the predictions of various theoretical models.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 746-752 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements |

Volume | 53 |

Issue number | 1-3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Feb 1997 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics