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Spectral methods for mesoscopic models of pattern formation
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS
  • DJ Horntrop
  • MA Katsoulakis, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • DG Vlachos
Publication Date
2001
Abstract
In this paper we present spectral algorithms for the solution of mesoscopic equations describing a broad class of pattern formation mechanisms, focusing on a prototypical system of surface processes. These models are in principle stochastic integrodifferential equations and are derived directly from microscopic lattice models, containing detailed information on particle–particle interactions and particle dynamics. The enhanced computational efficiency and accuracy of spectral methods versus finite difference methods are also described.
Pages
364-390
Citation Information
DJ Horntrop, MA Katsoulakis and DG Vlachos. "Spectral methods for mesoscopic models of pattern formation" JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Vol. 173 Iss. 1 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/markos_katsoulakis/1/