Contact: Paul Preuss
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: Dynamic computer simulations of molecular systems depend on finite time steps, but these introduce apparent extra work that pushes the molecules around. Using models of water molecules in a box, researchers have learned to separate this "shadow work" from the protocol work explicitly modeled in the simulations.
Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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