Microcanonical approach to the simulation of first-order phase transitions



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Martín Mayor, Víctor (2007) Microcanonical approach to the simulation of first-order phase transitions. Physical review letters, 98 (13). ISSN 0031-9007

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.137207


A simple microcanonical strategy for the simulation of first-order phase transitions is proposed. At variance with flat-histogram methods, there is no iterative parameters optimization nor long waits for tunneling between the ordered and the disordered phases. We test the method in the standard benchmark: the Q-states Potts model (Q 10 in two dimensions and Q = 4 in D = 3). We develop a cluster algorithm for this model, obtaining accurate results for systems with more than 10^(6) spins.

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© 2007 American Physical Society. We thank for discussions L. A. Fernández (who also helped with figures and C code), L. G. Macdowell, W. Janke, G. Parisi, and P. Verrocchio, and BIFI and RTN3 for computer time. We were partly supported by BSCH-UCM and by MEC (Spain) through Contracts No. BFM2003-08532, No. FIS2004-05073, and No. FIS2006-08533.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Monte-Carlo simulations; Density-of-states; Potts-model; Evaporation/condensation transition; Equilibrium droplets; Cluster algorithm; Critical-behavior; Crystal shapes; Condensation; Temperature.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Physics-Mathematical models
ID Code:45423
Deposited On:22 Nov 2017 10:29
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