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Computer Simulations of Surfaces and Interfaces : NATO Science Series II - Burkhard Dunweg

Computer Simulations of Surfaces and Interfaces

NATO Science Series II

By: Burkhard Dunweg (Editor), David P. Landau (Editor), Andrey I. Milchev (Editor)

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Studies of surfaces and interactions between dissimilar materials or phases are vital for modern technological applications. Computer simulation methods are indispensable in such studies and this book contains a substantial body of knowledge about these as well as the theoretical background for performing computer experiments and analysing the data. The book is self-contained, covering a range of topics from classical statistical mechanics to a variety of simulation techniques, including molecular dynamics, Langevin dynamics and Monte Carlo methods. A number of physical systems are considered, including fluids, magnets, polymers, granular media, and driven diffusive systems. The computer simulation methods considered include both standard and accelerated versions. The simulation methods are clearly related to the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

Preface
List of Participants
Classical Statistical Mechanicsp. 3
Introduction to Monte Carlo Methodsp. 39
An Introduction to Molecular Dynamics Simulationp. 59
Langevin Methodsp. 77
Statistical Ensembles for Monte Carlo Simulationp. 95
First-Order Phase Transitionsp. 111
Histograms and All Thatp. 137
Computer Simulations of Continuous Phase Transitionsp. 161
Simulations with Hydrodynamic Interactionsp. 175
Accelerated Algorithms 1: Lattice Modelsp. 191
Accelerated Algorithms 2p. 209
MCAMC: An Advanced Algorithm for Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations from Magnetization Switching to Protein Foldingp. 225
Theory of Wetting and Surface Critical Phenomenap. 239
Simulations of Phase Transitions in Confined Geometryp. 261
Finite Size Effects in Thin Film Simulationsp. 275
Surface Growthp. 289
Influence of Confining Walls on the Dynamics of Supercooled Simple Liquidsp. 297
Superstructure Formationp. 315
Polymers at Surfaces and Interfacesp. 329
Driven Diffusive Systems: A Tutorial and Recent Developmentsp. 423
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9781402014635
ISBN-10: 1402014635
Series: NATO Science Series II
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 451
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.86