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Exploring Equilibrium Systems with Nonequilibrium Simulations
Equilibrium sampling is at the core of computational thermodynamics, aiding our understanding of various phenomena in the natural sciences including phase coexistence, molecular solvation, and protein folding. Despite the ...
Nanofabrication on engineered silicon (100) surfaces using scanning probe microscopy
Fabricating and measuring sub-5 nanometer features brings to light several pressing issues in future semiconductor industry manufacturing and dimensional metrology. This dissertation presents a feasible process to create ...
Jamming effects in glasses and biopolymers
In this dissertation, jamming effects in highly packed systems are studied in two specific materials: glasses and biopolymers in cellular environments. Suspensions consisting of highly charged colloids, which are well-known ...
Visualizing Quantum Reactive Scattering Dynamics
The Born-Oppenheimer approximation, which allows a decoupling of electronic and nuclear motion, underlies the investigation of molecular dynamics. In some cases this decoupling is not possible, so that nuclear motion can ...