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Breakthrough in Monte Carlo Computer Simulations

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Visualization of the process to calculate the new state of the spin (shown in red) of a ferromagnetic system with long-range interactions.

Credit: Institute of Theoretical Physics and Leipzig University

An algorithm developed by researchers at Germany's Leipzig University uses Monte Carlo computer simulations more efficiently to explore nonequilibrium systems with long-range interactions.

The restructured algorithm can compute in just days what conventional methods would require centuries to accomplish.

Said Leipzig's Wolfhard Janke, "[Nonequilibrium] processes are increasingly becoming the focus of attention for statistical physicists worldwide. While a large number of studies have analyzed numerous aspects of nonequilibrium processes for systems with short-range interactions, we are only just beginning to understand the role of long-range interactions in such processes."

Scientists have already begun using the algorithm to investigate phase separation.

From Universitat Leipzig (Germany)
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