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Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 313–317 | Cite as

The Monte Carlo simulation of pearl chain formation

  • P. Marszalek
  • A. Godzik
Short Communication

Summary

The phenomenon of pearl chain formation (PCF) is investigated by means of a statistical model using the Monte Carlo method. Fifteen particles (cells) interacting with simple dipole-dipole potential are shown to form chains under the influence of an external field with a threshold potential significantly lower than the two particle estimate. A possible overlap between PCF and the thermal effects of an electric field is suggested.

Keywords

Statistical Model Monte Carlo Method Thermal Effect External Field Chain Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Marszalek
    • 1
  • A. Godzik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Fundamental Research in ElectrotechnicsElectrotechnical Research InstituteWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of Biophysics, Institute of Experimental PhysicsUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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