A method for the direct calculation of chemical potentials for dense chain systems

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to propose a new way to calculate the chemical potential for dense systems containing flexible chain molecules by a Widom-type insertion technique. The method makes use of the self-avoiding random-walk algorithm of Rosenbluth and Rosenbluth. We report some results for the calculation of the chemical potential for a simple monolayer system, originally simulated by Whittington and Chapman. To our knowledge, the chemical potential of a chain system has never been calculated before using a direct approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1145-1158
Number of pages14
JournalMolecular Physics
Volume70
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 1990

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