We present a nonlocal Monte Carlo algorithm with particle swaps that greatly accelerates thermalization of soft sphere binary mixtures in the glassy region. Our first results show that thermalization of systems of hundreds of particles is achievable, and find behavior compatible with a thermodynamic glass transition.
Physical Review E
- Pub Date:
- April 2001
- Monte Carlo methods;
- Glass transitions;
- Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks
- 4 pages, 8 figures, RevTex. Minor changes and new references. Version accepted in PRE