Federico Romá

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We study the efficiency of parallel tempering Monte Carlo technique for calculating true ground states of the Edwards-Anderson spin glass model. Bimodal and Gaussian bond distributions were considered in two and three-dimensional lattices. By a systematic analysis, we have obtained the values of the appropriate simulation parameters for reaching quickly the(More)
The specific area of a substrate was determined from the results of adsorption isotherms performed with a sequence of four alkanes, from methane to butane, using three different approaches. The data were first analyzed using the BET equation and the point B methods; these results were compared with those obtained using a new equation designed for examining(More)
Multisite-occupancy adsorption is described by using a new formalism based on the occupation balance approximation (Roma, F.; Ramirez-Pastor, A. J.; Riccardo, J. L. J. Chem. Phys. 2001, 114, 10932). In this framework, the adsorption isotherm is characterized by a correction function C, which relates to the conditional probability of finding the ith empty(More)
In this work we study a simple model of multilayer adsorption of noninteracting polyatomic species on homogeneous and heterogeneous surfaces. A new approximate analytic isotherm is obtained and validated by comparing with Monte Carlo simulation in one- and two-dimensional lattices. Then, we use the well-known Brunauer-Emmet-Teller (BET) approach to analyze(More)
We present simulation results for the one-dimensional random deposition of two annihilating species A and B, falling with probabilities p and q (p+q=1), which then react to produce an inert product, i.e., A+B-->0. Two different annihilation rules are defined: top annihilation and nearest-neighbor annihilation (NNA), leading to distinct scaling behaviors. In(More)
Monte Carlo simulations and finite-size scaling analysis have been carried out to study the critical behavior in a submonolayer lattice-gas which mimics a nanoporous environment. In this model, the adsorbent is modeled as one-dimensional channels of equivalent adsorption sites arranged in a triangular cross-sectional structure. Two kinds of lateral(More)
We analyze numerically the violation of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem (FDT) in the +/-J Edwards-Anderson (EA) spin-glass model. Using single spin probability densities we reveal the presence of strong dynamical heterogeneities, which correlate with ground-state information. The physical interpretation of the results shows that the spins can be divided(More)
In a previous paper [F. Romá, A. J. Ramirez-Pastor, and J. L. Riccardo, Phys. Rev. B 72, 035444 (2005)], the critical behavior of repulsive rigid rods of length k (k-mers) on a square lattice at half coverage has been studied by using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. The obtained results indicated that (1) the phase transition occurring in the system is a(More)
During the last decade, self-affine geometrical properties of many growing aggregates, originated in a wide variety of processes, have been well characterized. However, little progress has been achieved in the search of a unified description of the underlying dynamics. Extensive numerical evidence is given showing that the bulk of aggregates formed upon(More)
We study the ground-state spatial heterogeneities of the Edwards-Anderson spin-glass model with both bimodal and Gaussian bond distributions. We characterize these heterogeneities by using a general definition of bond rigidity, which allows us to classify the bonds of the system into two sets, the backbone and its complement, with very different properties.(More)