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With supercomputers anticipated to expand from thousands to millions of cores, one of the challenges facing scientists is how to effectively utilize this ever-increasing number. We report here an approach that creates a heterogeneous decomposition by partitioning effort according to the scaling properties of the component algorithms. We demonstrate our(More)
Molecular dynamics can provide very accurate tests of classical kinetic theory; for example, unambiguous comparisons can be made for classical particles interacting via a repulsive 1/r potential. The plasma stopping power problem, of great interest in its own right, provides an especially stringent test of a velocity-dependent transport property. We have(More)
A novel computational treatment of dense, stiff, coupled reaction rate equations is introduced to study the nucleation, growth, and possible coalescence of cavities during neutron irradiation of metals. Radiation damage is modeled by the creation of Frenkel pair defects and helium impurity atoms. A multi-dimensional cluster size distribution function allows(More)
We study the problem of electron-ion temperature equilibration in plasmas. We consider pure H at various densities and temperatures and Ar-doped H at temperatures high enough so that the Ar is fully ionized. Two theoretical approaches are used: classical molecular dynamics (MD) with statistical two-body potentials and a generalized Lenard-Balescu (GLB)(More)
Pressure-induced orientational ordering transitions in solid molecular hydrogen and its isotopes are determined by path integral Monte Carlo (PIMC) methods. Effective interactions among molecules in the solid are calculated in the local density approximation (LDA). Unlike previous calculations which have systematically underestimated the ordering densities(More)
A generalized Heisenberg model is implemented to study the effect of thermal magnetic disorder on kinetics of the Fe α-ε transition. The barrier to bulk martensitic displacement remains large in α-Fe shocked well past the phase line but is much reduced in the [001] α-ε boundary. The first result is consistent with observed overdriving to metastable α, while(More)
Ab initio molecular dynamics calculations are performed for the equation of state of aluminum, spanning condensed matter and dense plasma regimes. Electronic exchange and correlation are included with either a zero- or finite-temperature local density approximation potential. Standard methods are extended to above the Fermi temperature by using final state(More)
The temperature equilibration rate between electrons and protons in dense hydrogen has been calculated with molecular dynamics simulations for temperatures between 10 and 600eV and densities between 10;{20}cm;{-3}to10;{24}cm;{-3} . Careful attention has been devoted to convergence of the simulations, including the role of semiclassical potentials. We find(More)
We use classical molecular dynamics (MD) to study electron-ion temperature equilibration in two-component plasmas in regimes for which the presence of coupled collective modes has been predicted to substantively reduce the equilibration rate. Guided by previous kinetic theory work, we examine hydrogen plasmas at a density of n=10^{26}cm^{-3}, T_{i}=10^{5}K,(More)
We present and discuss density functional theory calculations of magnetic properties of the family of ferromagnetic compounds, (Fe(1-x)Co(x))(2)B, focusing specifically on the magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy (MAE). Using periodic supercells of various sizes (up to 96 atoms), it is shown that the general qualitative features of the composition(More)
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