BREAKING OF REPLICA SYMMETRY IN A MEAN-FIELD MODEL OF DISORDERED MEMBRANES

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

PHYSICAL REVIEW E, AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC, Volume 48, Number 3, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA, p.2232-2239 (1993)

Keywords:

MORIYA SPIN-GLASS; PHASE; POLYMERIZED MEMBRANES; TRANSITION; VESICLES

Abstract:

We analyze a recently introduced mean-field model of a membrane with quenched random curvature. We find the replica-symmetry-breaking solution and the equivalent Almeida-Thouless line. This line separates a flat phase from a new mixed (glassy-flat) phase with broken ergodicity. This new phase may correspond to the observed wrinkled phase of partially polymerized membranes.