Thermodynamic Properties of Ice: A Monte Carlo Study

10 Oct 2020  ·  Tanmay Bhore, Siddharth Chaini, Siddharth Bachoti, Vipin Khade, Vinay Patil ·

In this text, we implement a monte carlo algorithm to study thermodynamic properties of ice. Our program, written in Python, is open-sourced and available at We develop a novel scheme to compute the residual entropy of a two dimensional lattice model of ice at absolute zero. A model of energetic ice is also considered and its thermodynamic properties are studied with temperature. We report a remarkable result for the energetic ice model, the presence of a phase transition at non zero temperatures. read more

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Statistical Mechanics Disordered Systems and Neural Networks