Beijing CSRC Short Course on Monte Carlo Methods 2016 Lectures
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Free Energy and Umbrella Sampling Methods

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CSRC Lecture Notes Cai 2016.pdf

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Referenced Movies

supercooled water 1
supercooled water 2

Extra Reading

M. de Koning, Wei Cai, A. Antonelli and S. Yip, "Efficient Free-Energy Calculations by the Simulation of Nonequilibrium Processes", Computing in Science and Engineering, 2, 88 (2000). [PDF]

Seunghwa Ryu and Wei Cai, "The Validity of Classical Nucleation Theory for Ising Models", Physical Review E (Rapid Communications), 81, 030601 (R) (2010). [PDF]

Seunghwa Ryu and Wei Cai, "Numerical Tests of Nucleation Theories for the Ising Models", Physical Review E, 82, 011603 (2010). [PDF]