The generalized simulated annealing algorithm in the low energy electron diffraction search problem.

Abstract

We present in this work results concerning the application of the generalized simulated annealing (GSA) algorithm to the LEED search problem. The influence of the visiting distribution function (defined by the so-called q(V) parameter) in the effectiveness of the method was investigated by the application of the algorithm to structural searches for optimization of two to ten parameters in a theory-theory comparison for the CdTe(110) system. Results, obtained with the scaling relation and probability of convergence as a function of the number of parameters to be varied, indicate the fast simulated annealing (FSA) (q(V) = 2.0) approach as the best search machine.

DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/17/1/001

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@article{Correia2005TheGS, title={The generalized simulated annealing algorithm in the low energy electron diffraction search problem.}, author={Eduardo Correia and Von Braun Nascimento and Caio M C de Castilho and Antonio S C Esperidi{\~a}o and Edmar A Soares and Vagner E de Carvalho}, journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal}, year={2005}, volume={17 1}, pages={1-16} }