Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics IV

Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics IV : Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop, Athens, GA, USA, February 18-22, 1991

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The contribution of computer simulation studies to our understanding of proper- ties of a wide range of condensed-matter systems is now well established. The Center for Simulational Physics has been hosting annual workshops with the in- tent of bringing together some of the experienced practitioners in the field, as well as relative newcomers in the field, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and recent results. This year's workshop, the fourth in the series, was held at the University of Georgia, February 18-22, 1991. These proceedings are a record of the workshop and are published with the goal of timely dissemination of the papers to a wider audience. The proceedings are divided into three parts. The first part contains invited papers which deal with simulational studies of classical systems and includes an introduction to some new simulation techniques and special purpose comput- ers as well. A separate section of the proceedings is devoted to invited papers on quantum systems including new results for strongly correlated electron and quantum spin models believed to be important for the description of high-T c superconductors. The contributed presentations comprise the final chapter.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 215 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 12.19mm | 353g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • VIII, 215 p.
  • 364284880X
  • 9783642848803

Table of contents

Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics: An Introduction.- I Classical Systems.- Phase Transitions in Classical Fluids and Fluids with Internal Quantum States in Two Dimensions: Computer Simulations and Theory.- Monte Carlo Simulations of Dilute Ising Models.- A New Numerical Method to Study Phase Transitions.- Fluctuations in a Kinetic Ising Model.- Critical Phenomena of Ising-Like Heisenberg Antiferromagnets on the Hexagonal Lattices.- Numerical Studies of the Dynamics of Unstable Interfaces.- Special-Purpose Computers for the Random Ising Model.- Monte Carlo Simulations of Glycoproteins.- II Quantum Systems.- Simulating Spin-Fermion Systems: Kondo Lattice Results.- Critical Properties of Strongly Interacting Bosons on a Lattice.- Thoughts on Using Variational Wavefunctions to Study Hubbard Models.- III Contributed Papers.- Modelling of Orientational Ordering in Lipid Monolayers.- Molecular Dynamics Study of the Phase Diagram of Silver Iodide.- Histogram Monte Carlo Study of Phase Transitions in a Highly Degenerate System.- Theory of the Critical Current Density in YBa2Cu3O7 Ceramics.- A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Low-Temperature Structure of RbC24 Stage-2 Graphite Intercalation Compound.- Simulations of Planar Vesicles and Their Transitions.- Finite-Size Effects Near First-Order Phase Transitions in Systems That Belong to Different Universality Classes.- An Effective Dimension from Finite Size Scaling.- Nonlinear Excitations in Magnetic Chains.- Multi-Hit Swendsen-Wang Monte Carlo Algorithm.- Index of Contributors.
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About David P. Landau

These proceedings provide reseachers and students with an excellent overview of the most important recent progress in computer simulation studies in condensed-matter physics. Simulation of classical and quantum systems and Monte Carlo techniques together with special purpose computers are particularly emphasized.
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