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Development of models

Physics and chemistry added to models:

Electronic models: self-interaction description; photon-electron interaction; recombination rules; physisorption; effect of thermal instabilities

Atomistic models: heat bath effect on spin dynamics; self energy of surface doping; irradiation effects

Mesoscale models: thermodynamic effects; relative dynamics of sublattices

Continuum models: dissipative loss in resonant EM materials; non-equilibrium plasma behaviour

An overview of FP7 NMP projects shows how smart solutions can be found with new model development (PDF version, 2.58MB). When available models fail to reproduce experimental behavior or when they cannot be transferred from one physical situation to another new models need to be developed. In such cases, researchers increase the complexity of the model by incorporating new physics and chemistry or decrease the complexity to incorporate larger domains. Development also happens in the input to the model in the form of new force fields and constitutive equations sprouting from models at smaller scales.

Model development moving along the arrow upwards or downward.