Large scale simulation of block copolymers with cell dynamics

Colloquium

DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2012-20968-6

Cite this article as:
Pinna, M. & Zvelindovsky, A.V. Eur. Phys. J. B (2012) 85: 210. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2012-20968-6

Abstract

Cell dynamics simulation (CDS) is a fast method to simulate kinetic processes in phase separating systems of large sizes. We review this method applied to block copolymer systems and illustrate it on a set of physical phenomena occurring in these systems. Achievements of CDS demonstrate, that the method can describe such complex phenomena rather well and therefore, is a complementary method to other more elaborate but slow techniques to which it can serve as a precursor.

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computational Physics Group and Institute for Nanotechnology and BioengineeringUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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