Author

Van Roekel

Date of Award

12-1994

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Dr. Arthur McGurn

Second Advisor

Dr. Clement Burns

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The quantum Monte Carlo method is used to determine the bulk modulus of a Lennard-Jones solid. The quantum Monte Carlo method is discussed in detail and is compared with other numerical methods used previously.

The zero pressure bulk modulus of a Lennard-Jones solid is computed at a number of different temperatures and compared with experimental data.

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