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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '13|
|Subtitle of host publication||Transactions of the High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS) 2013|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)