Breaking of replica symmetry in a mean-field model of disordered membranes

R. Attal*, S. Chaïeb, D. Bensimon

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2232-2239
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability


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