Computer-Simulation Methods in the Study of Noncrystalline Materials

Science  30 Apr 1993:
Vol. 260, Issue 5108, pp. 635-640
DOI: 10.1126/science.260.5108.635


Computer-assisted physics can be considered the third approach besides experimental and theoretical physics. Numerical simulations are especially useful in the study of non-crystalline materials such as liquids, glasses, amorphous solids, and liquid crystals. Some applications of computer simulations to these materials are discussed.