Accelerated molecular-dynamics simulation of thin film growth

K. A. Fichthorn, R. A. Miron

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Rare-event simulations can be limited by the wide range of time scales they must often probe. Using accelerated molecular dynamics in the framework of hyperdynamics, we overcome this limitation by identifying and consolidating groups of shallow minima into coarse states [1]. The method ensures a correct equilibrium sampling of the fast processes while enabling the simulation to be run on the time scale of the slow events. We demonstrate the method in accelerated molecular-dynamics simulations of the diffusion of Co clusters on Cu(001) [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics XIX - Proceedings of the 19th Workshop
EditorsDavid P. Landau, Steven P. Lewis, Heinz-Bernd Schuttler
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540856245
StatePublished - 2009
Event19th Workshop on Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics, 2006 - Athens, United States
Duration: Feb 20 2006Feb 24 2006

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Other19th Workshop on Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics, 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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