Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 57, Issue 1–2, pp 405–410 | Cite as

Comment on the calculation of thermal averages by long-time Monte Carlo simulations

  • U. Staaden
  • M. Fähnle
Short Communications


It is shown that the effect of turnovers of the whole spin lattice for temperatures below the ordering temperature during a long-time computer simulation is not always satisfactorily reduced by considering the absolute value of the order parameter. A simple method to overcome this problem is suggested.

Key words

Monte Carlo simulations “ergodic” time multi-spin coding technique 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Staaden
    • 1
  • M. Fähnle
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für MetallforschungInstitut für PhysikStuttgart 80Federal Republic of Germany

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