Universal negative Poisson ratio of self-avoiding fixed-connectivity membranes

M. Bowick, A. Cacciuto, G. Thorleifsson, A. Travesset

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The Poisson ratio of physical self-avoiding fixed-connectivity membranes was estimated via Monte Carlo simulations. It was established that these materials are also auxetic materials with a Poisson ratio and roughness exponent in statistical agreement with those of flat phantom membranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number148103
Pages (from-to)148103/1-148103/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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