Fast off-lattice Monte Carlo simulations of phase transitions in block copolymers and liquid crystals
The basic idea of the so-called fast off-lattice Monte Carlo (FOMC) simulations is to perform particle-based Monte Carlo (MC) simulations in continuum with the excluded-volume interactions modeled by soft repulsive potentials that allow particle complete overlapping, where using soft potentials naturally arises from the application of coarse-grained models. This method is particularly suitable for the study of equilibrium properties of soft matter. One apparent advantage of FOMC is that using soft potentials can greatly improve the sampling efficiency in the simulations. Another advantage is ...
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