WRINKLING TRANSITION IN POLYMERIZED MEMBRANES

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

PHYSICA A, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Volume 194, Number 1-4, PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, p.190-198 (1993)

Keywords:

MORIYA SPIN-GLASS; PHASE

Abstract:

Upon cooling partially polymerized membranes may undergo a spontaneous transition to a wrinkled rigid structure. This transition is reversible: the vesicles unwrinkle upon heating. A model is presented suggesting that this transition could be the membrane equivalent of a glass transition.