COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF SOFT MATTER

Grant number: FT130100972 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Soft matter systems such as colloidal suspensions and polymers are ubiquitous in nature, and industrially important. For colloidal systems, specifically hard spheres, this project will utilise new algorithms to attack long standing questions about the nature of the virial series. For self-avoiding walks and related models of polymers, research studies have recently developed radically improved Monte Carlo simulation algorithms. These algorithms will enable this project to simulate polymers which may be as long as DNA, and to calculate physical properties with unprecedented precision. The software developed for studying polymers will be released as an open source software library which will r..

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