Computer Simulations of Surfaces and Interfaces by K. Binder (auth.), Burkhard Dünweg, David P. Landau, Andrey

By K. Binder (auth.), Burkhard Dünweg, David P. Landau, Andrey I. Milchev (eds.)

Studies of surfaces and interactions among varied fabrics or stages are important for contemporary technological purposes. computing device simulation equipment are integral in such experiences and this booklet encompasses a monstrous physique of information approximately simulation tools in addition to the theoretical heritage for acting laptop experiments and studying the information.

The publication is self-contained, overlaying more than a few themes from classical statistical mechanics to various simulation concepts, together with molecular dynamics, Langevin dynamics and Monte Carlo tools. a few actual structures are thought of, together with fluids, magnets, polymers, granular media, and pushed diffusive platforms. the pc simulation tools thought of comprise either general and sped up types. The simulation tools are truly relating to the elemental rules of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

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Density at a liquid-gas transition in a finite volume, of course: clearly, this behavior is completely different from the loop that the van der Waals isotherms predict, which are completely independent of the system's volume, and hence are rather misleading. In any case, for a finite volume varying the density we encounter a regime where the pressure decreases with increasing density: while in the thermodynamic limit such a behavior is not possible - negative compressibilities would imply a mechanical instability and cannot occur in thermal equilibrium - this sort of behavior is possible in finite systems as a consequence of boundary effects .

R. Nelson , B. I. Halp erin, 1979, Phys . Rev. B 19 , 2457. D. R . Nelson 1983, in Phas e Transitions and Critical Ph enom ena, Vol 7 (C. Domb an d J. L. ) (New York: Aca dem ic) M. E. Fisher 1974 Rev . Mod. Phys. 46 , 587 K. Binder 1987 R ep. Proqr. Phys. 50 , 783 F . Y. Wu 1982 R ev. Mod. Phys. 54 235 T . L. Hill 1963 Th ermodynamics of Small Syst ems (New York: Benj amin) K. Binder , M. Mu ller 2000 Int . J . Mod. Phys . C 11 , 1093 K. Bin der, M. Miiller 2000 Current Opin ion in Colloid f3 Interface Sci 5 315 K.

L. Hill 1963 Th ermodynamics of Small Syst ems (New York: Benj amin) K. Binder , M. Mu ller 2000 Int . J . Mod. Phys . C 11 , 1093 K. Bin der, M. Miiller 2000 Current Opin ion in Colloid f3 Interface Sci 5 315 K. Binder , D. P. Landau 1984 Phy s. R ev. B30, 1477 C. Borgs and R . Kot ecky 1990 J. Stat . Phys . 61 , 79 K. Binder 1982 Phy s. Rev. A2 5 1699 M. Biskup, L. Chayes, R . Kotckey 2002 Europhys. Lett. (in pr ess) T . Neuhaus, J . Hager 2002, J . Stat . Ph ys. (in pr ess) 35 34. K. Binder 2002 pr eprint 35.

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