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We report a Monte Carlo simulation of the 2D Edwards-Anderson spin glass model within the recently introduced multicanonical ensemble. Replica on lattices of size L 2 up to L = 48 are investigated. Once a true groundstate is found, we are able to give a lower bound on the number of statistically independent groundstates sampled. Temperature dependence of(More)
We performed numerical simulations of 2D and 3D Edwards-Anderson spin glass models by using the recently developed multicanonical ensemble. Our ergodicity times increase with the lattice size approximately as V 3. The energy, entropy and other physical quantities are easily calculable at all temperatures from a single simulation. Their finite size scalings(More)
We have performed exhaustive multicanonical Monte Carlo simulations of three 12-residue synthetic peptides in order to investigate the thermodynamic and structural properties as well as the characteristic helix-coil transitions. In these studies, we employ a realistic model where the interactions between all atoms are taken into account. Effects of(More)
We have simulated, as a showcase, the pentapeptide Met-enkephalin (Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met) to visualize the energy landscape and investigate the conformational coverage by the multicanonical method. We have obtained a three-dimensional topographic picture of the whole energy landscape by plotting the histogram with respect to energy(temperature) and the order(More)
The advantage of the multicanonical (MUCA) simulation method of Berg and coworkers over the conventional Metropolis method is in its ability to move a system effectively across energy barriers thereby providing results for a wide range of temperatures. However, a MUCA simulation is based on weights (related to the density of states) that should be(More)
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