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Fluctuation-induced interactions between rods on a membrane.

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We consider the interaction between two rods embedded in a fluctuating surface. The modification of fluctuations by the rods leads to an attractive long-range interaction between them. We consider fluctuations governed by either surface tension (films) or bending rigidity (membranes). In both cases the interaction falls off with the separation of the rods as $1/R^4$. The orientational part of the interaction is proportional to $\cos^2\left[ \theta_1+\theta_2 \right]$ in the former case, and t...

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10.1103/physreve.54.6725

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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Journal:
Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
Volume:
54
Issue:
6
Pages:
6725-6734
Publication date:
1996-12-05
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EISSN:
1095-3787
ISSN:
1063-651X
URN:
uuid:d505a464-70b1-47f9-a1d7-b830a18f815b
Source identifiers:
162302
Local pid:
pubs:162302
Language:
English
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