1 Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, SDU2 Faculty of Science, SDU3 unknown4 SDU eScience Centre, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA), Faculty of Science, SDU5 SDU eScience Centre, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA), Faculty of Science, SDU
Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) is now a well-established method for simulating soft matter systems. However, its applicability was recently questioned because some investigations showed an upper coarse-graining limit that would prevent the applicability of the method to the whole mesoscopic range. This article aims to re-establish DPD as a truly mesoscopic method by analyzing the problems reported by other authors and by presenting a scaling scheme that allows one to apply DPD simulations directly to any desired length scale.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2009, Vol 130, Issue 21