Construction of reversible lattice molecular automata

Takayuki Nozawa, Toshiyuki Kondo

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Several cellular automata (CA) models have been developed to simulate self-organization of multiple levels of structures. However, they do not obey microscopic reversibility and conservation laws. In this paper, we describe the construction of a reversible lattice molecular automata (RLMA) model, which simulates molecular interaction and self-organization of higher-order structures. The model's strict reversibility entails physically relevant conservation laws, and thus opens a way to precise application and validation of the methods from statistical physics in studying the necessary conditions for such multiple levels of self-organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-929
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial chemistry
  • Molecular aggregation
  • Reversible cellular automata
  • Self-organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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