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Splitting and survival probabilities in stochastic random walk methods and applications

Karl K. Sabelfeld

Abstract

We suggest a series of extremely fast stochastic algorithms based on exact representations we derive in this paper for the first passage time and exit point probability densities, splitting and survival probabilities. We apply the developed algorithms to the following three classes of problems: (1) simulation of epitaxial nanowire growth, (2) diffusion imaging of microstructures, in particular, cathodoluminescence imaging for threading dislocations, and (3) simulation of the annihilation of electrons and holes in vicinity of nonradiative centers and quantum efficiency evaluation. In the last example the Random Walk on Spheres method is used to solve nonlinear diffusion equations, and to more general systems of nonlinear Smoluchowski equations combined with the kinetic Monte Carlo method.

MSC: 65C05; 65C30

Funding source: Russian Science Foundation

Award Identifier / Grant number: 14-11-00083

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Received: 2015-7-23
Accepted: 2016-2-23
Published Online: 2016-3-2
Published in Print: 2016-3-1

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