The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 224, Issue 12, pp 2177–2191 | Cite as

Thermodynamic consistency and other challenges in coarse-graining models

  • M. Guenza
Review A. Representation of Molecular Systems Across Scales
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  1. Discussion and Debate: Recurrent Problems in Scale Bridging Techniques in Molecular Simulation – What are the Current Options?


This paper presents a critical discussion of coarse-graining models of complex molecular liquids, starting from the Integral Equation Coarse-Graining method (IECG). For liquids of macro- molecules this method allows for the analytical solution of the coarse-graining formalism, including the effective pair potential, and providing in this way a convenient framework to study general issues concerning coarse-graining.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Pair Distribution Function Soft Sphere Direct Correlation Function Mesoscale Simulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute of Theoretical ScienceUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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