Coarse graining and scaling in dissipative particle dynamics
Journal article, 2009

Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) is now a well-established method for simulating soft matter systems. However, its applicability was recently questioned because some investigations showed an upper coarse-graining limit that would prevent the applicability of the method to the whole mesoscopic range. This article aims to re-establish DPD as a truly mesoscopic method by analyzing the problems reported by other authors and by presenting a scaling scheme that allows one to apply DPD simulations directly to any desired length scale.

renormalisation

model

suspensions

surfactants

mesoscopic systems

mesoscopic simulation

Author

R. M. Fuchslin

University of Zürich

H. Fellermann

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

University of Southern Denmark

Anders Eriksson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

H. Ziock

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Journal of Chemical Physics

0021-9606 (ISSN) 1089-7690 (eISSN)

Vol. 130 21

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

DOI

10.1063/1.3143976

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