Phase separation of colloid polymer mixtures under confinement

Antonia Statt, Alexander Winkler, Peter Virnau, Kurt Binder

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Colloid polymer mixtures exhibit vapor-liquid like and liquid-solid like phase transitions in bulk suspensions, and are well-suited model systems to explore confinement effects on these phase transitions. Static aspects of these phenomena are studied by large-scale Monte Carlo simulations, including novel “ensemble switch” methods to estimate excess free energies due to confining walls. The kinetics of phase separation is investigated by a Molecular Dynamics method, where hydrodynamic effects due to the solvent are included via the multiparticle collision dynamics method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '13
Subtitle of host publicationTransactions of the High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS) 2013
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319021652
ISBN (Print)9783319021645
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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