Versatile approach to access the low temperature thermodynamics of lattice polymers and proteins.

  title={Versatile approach to access the low temperature thermodynamics of lattice polymers and proteins.},
  author={Thomas W{\"u}st and David P. Landau},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={102 17},
We show that Wang-Landau sampling, combined with suitable Monte Carlo trial moves, provides a powerful method for both the ground state search and the determination of the density of states for the hydrophobic-polar (HP) protein model and the interacting self-avoiding walk (ISAW) model for homopolymers. We obtain accurate estimates of thermodynamic quantities for HP sequences with >100 monomers and for ISAWs up to >500 monomers. Our procedure possesses an intrinsic simplicity and overcomes the… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
4 Citations
7 References
Similar Papers


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-7 of 7 references

in Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Polymer Science

  • A. D. Sokal
  • edited by K. Binder
  • 1995
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Macromolecules 41

  • K. Binder, W. Paul
  • 4537
  • 2008
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts


  • D. F. Parsons, D.R.M. Williams, J. Chem
  • 124, 221103 (2006); W. Paul et al., Phys. Rev. E…
  • 2009

Constraints 11

  • R. Backofen, S. Will
  • 5
  • 2006
2 Excerpts

A Guide to Monte Carlo Simulations in Statistical Physics

  • D. P. Landau, K. Binder
  • 2005
3 Excerpts

Macromolecules 28

  • P.V.K. Pant, D. N. Theodorou
  • 7224
  • 1995
2 Excerpts

Biochemistry 24

  • K. A. Dill
  • 1501 (1985); K. F. Lau and K. A. Dill…
  • 1989
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…