Rejection-Free Geometric Cluster Algorithm for Complex Fluids

Jiwen Liu, Erik Luijten*

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Abstract

We present a novel, generally applicable Monte Carlo algorithm for the simulation of fluid systems. Geometric transformations are used to identify clusters of particles in such a manner that every cluster move is accepted, irrespective of the nature of the pair interactions. The rejection-free and nonlocal nature of the algorithm make it particularly suitable for the efficient simulation of complex fluids with components of widely varying size, such as colloidal mixtures. Compared to conventional simulation algorithms, typical efficiency improvements amount to several orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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