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INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FISICAS DE MAR DEL PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Monte Carlo simulation with fixed steplength for diffusion processes in nonhomogeneous media
Autor/es:
V. RUIZ BARLETT; M. HOYUELOS; H.O. MÁRTIN
Revista:
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS
Editorial:
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Referencias:
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2013 vol. 239 p. 51 - 51
ISSN:
0021-9991
Resumen:
Monte Carlo simulation is one of the most important tools in the study of diffusion processes. For constant diffusion coefficients, an appropriate Gaussian distribution of particle?s steplengths can generate exact results, when compared with integration of the diffusion equation. It is important to notice that the same method is completely erroneous when applied to non-homogeneous diffusion coefficients. A simple alternative, jumping at fixed steplengths with appropriate transition probabilities, produces correct results. Here, a model for diffusion of calcium ions in the neuromuscular junction of the crayfish is used as a test to compare Monte Carlo simulation with fixed and Gaussian steplength.
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