J. Phys. II France
Volume 1, Numéro 11, November 1991
Page(s) 1327 - 1330
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1991141
J. Phys. II France 1 (1991) 1327-1330

The Gaussian Approximation for Self-Avoiding Tethered Surfaces

M. Goulian

Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530, U.S.A.

We analyze the generalized Edwards model for self-avoiding tethered surfaces using a gaussian variational approximation. We find surfaces are crumpled above four dimensions with an exponent v = 4/d, which is in fairly good agreement with the most recent numerical simulations.

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