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Hard-wall interactions in soft matter systems: exact numerical treatment.

Research paper by Hans H Behringer, Ralf R Eichhorn

Indexed on: 30 Jul '11Published on: 30 Jul '11Published in: Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics



Abstract

An algorithm for handling hard-wall interactions in simulations of driven diffusive particle motion is proposed. It exploits an exact expression for the one-dimensional transition probability in the presence of a hard (reflecting) wall and therefore is numerically exact in the sense that it does not introduce any additional approximation beyond the usual discretization procedures. Studying two standard situations from soft matter systems, its performance is compared to the heuristic approaches used in the literature.