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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Computer Methods in Nanosciences


Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Bosiljka Tadić


Students become acquainted with the latest methods and algorithms in numerical modelling, and the processing of numerical data from the sphere of physics of inhomogeneous and weakly concentrated systems, and prepare themselves for research work in the sphere of numerical modelling of processes and new phenomena in nanostructures.


Basic numerical modelling techniques:
· Numerical simulations (MC, QMC, MD, CA, ED)
· Observation modules (Transformations, Algorithms, Time series)
Models in equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physics:
· Heterogeneous systems
· Phase transitions
· Biomembranes
Modelling of processes and new phenomena in nanostructures: examples:
· Diffusion of nanoparticles
· Thin layer growth and deposition
· Tunnelling in the presence of inelastic degrees of freedom

Course literature:

The latest articlec in following scientific journals: Science, Nature, Physical Review Letters, Computer Physics Communications and others.

N. Gershenfeld: The Nature of Mathematical Modelling, Cambridge University Press (1999)

Series: Annual Reviews of Computational Physics, D. Staffer, Editor, World Scientific (since 1993)

Springer Series: Lecture Notes in Physics: Forth Granada Lectures in Computational Physics, Editors P. Garrido in J. Marro,
Springer (1996)

W. H. Press et al., Numerical Recipes in C: The Art of Scientific Computing, 2nd Ed., NY, Cambridge University Press

A. Ilachinski, Cellular Automata: A discrete Universe, World Scientific (2001)

Springer Series: Topics in Applied Physics: The Monte Carlo Methods in Condensed Matter Physics, K. Binder, Springer (1995)

M. Suzuki, Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Condensed Matter Physics, World Scientific, (1993)

Significant publications and references:

PÉREZ-RECHE, Francisco-José, TADIĆ, Bosiljka, MANOSA, Lluís, PLANES, Antoni, VIVES, Eduard. Driving rate effects in avalanche-mediated first-order phase transitions. Phys. rev. lett., 2004, vol. 93, str. 195701-195701-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 18690343]

TADIĆ, Bosiljka, THURNER, Stefan, RODGERS, G. J. Traffic on complex networks : Towards understanding global statistical properties from microscopic density fluctuations. Phys. rev., E Stat. phys. plasmas fluids relat., 2004, vol. 69, str. 036102-1-036102-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 18130983]

TADIĆ, Bosiljka, MALARZ, Krysztof, KUŁAKOWSKI, Krzysztof. Magnetization reversal in spin with complex geometry. Phys. rev. lett., 2005, vol. 94, str. 137204-1-137204-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 18959911]

BLUNT, Matthew O., TADIĆ, Bosiljka. Charge transport in cellular nanoparticle networks : meandering through nanoscale mazes. Nano lett. (Print), 2007, vol. 7, no. 7, str. 855-860. [COBISS.SI-ID 20694311]

KUJAWSKI, Bernard, TADIĆ, Bosiljka, RODGERS, G. J. Preferential behaviour and scalling in diffusive dynamics on networks. New journal of physics. [Online ed.], 2007, vol. 9, str. 154-1-154-16. [COBISS.SI-ID 20784679]

MALARZ, Krysztof, ANTOSIEWICZ, W., KARPIŃSKA, J., KUŁAKOWSKI, Krzysztof, TADIĆ, Bosiljka. Avalanches in complex spin networks. Physica, A. [Print ed.], 2007, vol. 373, str. 785-795. [COBISS.SI-ID 20355367]

LEVNAJIĆ, Zoran, TADIĆ, Bosiljka. Self-organization in trees and motifs of two-dimensional chaotic maps with time delay. J. stat. mech., 2008, str. P030003-1-P03003-17. [COBISS.SI-ID 21517863]


Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
• seminar and oral exam

Students obligations:

• seminar and oral exam