This project concerns the analysis of mathematical model of classical scattering. I consider a 2-dimensional model of a particle that is scattered through a symmetric lattice and interact through the Lennard-Jones potential. The model is investigated as a Hamiltonian system and simulations are done in the context of molecular dynamics. The analysis is done following the formalism of chaotic scattering. In particular, the fractal dimension d_c of the scattering function and the mean exit time tau from the scattering region are computed. By increasing the lattice size from 2-by-2 to 4-by-4, I find an increase in both tau and d_c. This is an indication of an increase in the positive Lyapunov exponent chi_1 with increasing lattice size.
|Educations||Mathematic, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate|
|Publication date||20 Jan 2015|
|Supervisors||Jesper Schmidt Hansen|
- Dynamical Systems
- Molecular Dynamics
- Chaotic Scattering
- Hamiltonian Systems