Reactive multi-particle collision dynamics with reactive boundary conditions.Phys Biol 2018; 15(4):046007PB
In the present study, an off-lattice particle-based method called the reactive multi-particle collision (RMPC) dynamics is extended to model reaction-diffusion systems with reactive boundary conditions in which the a priori diffusion coefficient of the particles needs to be maintained throughout the simulation. To this end, the authors have made use of the so-called bath particles whose purpose is only to ensure proper diffusion of the main particles in the system. In order to model partial adsorption by a reactive boundary in the RMPC, the probability of a particle being adsorbed, once it hits the boundary, is calculated by drawing an analogy between the RMPC and Brownian Dynamics. The main advantages of the RMPC compared to other molecular based methods are less computational cost as well as conservation of mass, energy and momentum in the collision and free streaming steps. The proposed approach is tested on three reaction-diffusion systems and very good agreement with the solutions to their corresponding partial differential equations is observed.