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Monte Carlo and event-driven dynamics of Brownian particles with orientational degrees of freedom

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Original languageEnglish
Article number124106
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2011


Recently, a simple scaling argument was introduced that allows us to map, with some precautions, Brownian and Monte Carlo dynamics for spherical particles. Here, we extend the scaling to study systems that have orientational degrees of freedom and carefully asses its validity over a wide region of temperature and density. Our work allows us to devise a Brownian Monte Carlo algorithm that produces, to a good approximation, physically meaningful trajectories with a minimum programming effort, although at the expense of some sampling efficiency. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3629452]

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