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Mesoscopic modelling and simulation of soft matter

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The deformability of soft condensed matter often requires modelling of hydrodynamical aspects to gain quantitative understanding. This, however, requires specialised methods that can resolve the multiscale nature of soft matter systems. We review a number of the most popular simulation methods that have emerged, such as Langevin dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, multi-particle collision dynamics, sometimes also referred to as stochastic rotation dynamics, and the lattice-Boltzmann method. We conclude this review with a short glance at current compute architectures for high-performance computing and community codes for soft matter simulation.

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24 Aug 2017
21 Nov 2017
First published
21 Nov 2017

Soft Matter, 2018,14, 9-26
Article type
Tutorial Review

Mesoscopic modelling and simulation of soft matter

U. D. Schiller, T. Krüger and O. Henrich, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 9
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01711A

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