Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 151: Kinetics and by Gregoire Nicolis, Dominique Maes, Stuart A. Rice, Aaron R.

By Gregoire Nicolis, Dominique Maes, Stuart A. Rice, Aaron R. Dinner

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This quantity explores:

  • Kinetics and thermodynamics of fluctuation-induced transitions in multistable platforms (G. Nicolis and C. Nicolis)

  • Dynamical infrequent occasion simulation recommendations for equilibrium and nonequilibrium platforms (Titus S. van Erp)

  • Confocal depolarized dynamic mild scattering (M. Potenza, T. Sanvito, V. Degiorgio, and M. Giglio)

  • The two-step mechanism and the solution-crystal spinodal for nucleation of crystals in resolution (Peter G. Vekilov)

  • Experimental reports of two-step nucleation in the course of two-dimensional crystallization of colloidal debris with short-range charm (John R. Savage, Liquan Pei, and Anthony D. Dinsmore)

  • On the position of metastable intermediate states within the homogeneous nucleation of solids from resolution (James F. Lutsko)

  • Effects of protein measurement at the high-concentration/low-concentration section transition (Patrick Grosfils)

  • Geometric constraints within the self-assembly of mineral dendrites and platelets (John J. Kozak)

  • What can mesoscopic point in situ observations train us approximately kinetics and thermodynamics of protein crystallization? (Mike Sleutel, Dominique Maes, and Alexander Van Driessche)

  • The skill of silica to urge biomimetic crystallization of calcium carbonate (Matthias Kellermeier, Emilio Melero-GarcÍa, Werner Kunz, and Juan Manuel GarcÍa-Ruiz)

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This timeslice is modified by making random modifications in the velocities and/or positions. Then, there is usually an acceptance or rejection step based on the energy difference between modified and unmodified shooting point. If accepted, the equations of motion are integrated forward and backward in time ˆ until a certain path length is obtained or until the condition function h(x) can be assigned 0 or 1. In the last case the trial move will be accepted. Any rejection along this scheme implies that the whole trial path will be rejected and the old path is counted again just like in standard Metropolis MC.

Van erp The only difference with Eq. (28) is that we now consider the condition |10 ) instead of |00− ), but this is just a technical detail. If we take λ1 = λ0 + the equations become equivalent. However, λ1 can be any value that is somewhat larger than λ0 by redefining fA as the effective flux through λ1 . This implies that we should count the positive crossings with λ1 whenever the system leaves the stable state A : {x|λ(x) < λ0 }. However, the next positive crossing should only be counted if the system has revisited A again.

Instead of using the characteristic functions of the stable states A and B, we will redefine the correlation function using overall states A and B. These states do not only depend on the position at the time of consideration but also on its past behavior. Overall state A covers all phase space points lying inside stable region A, which constitutes the largest part, but also all phase space points that visit A, before reaching B when the equations of motion are integrated backward in time. In other words, all phasepoints that were more recently in A rather than in B.

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