Inverse simulated annealing for the determination of amorphous structures

Jan H. Los, Thomas D. Kühne
2013 Physical Review B  
We present a new and efficient optimization method to determine the structure of disordered systems in agreement with available experimental data. Our approach permits the application of accurate electronic structure calculations within the structure optimization. The new technique is demonstrated within density functional theory by the calculation of a model of amorphous carbon.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.87.214202 fatcat:ucwd4lg5m5eovhivicll6tcreu