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Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2005 Dec 7;7(23):3910-6.

Parallel tempering: theory, applications, and new perspectives.

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Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, 6100 Main Street MS142, Houston, Texas 77005, USA.


We review the history of the parallel tempering simulation method. From its origins in data analysis, the parallel tempering method has become a standard workhorse of physicochemical simulations. We discuss the theory behind the method and its various generalizations. We mention a selected set of the many applications that have become possible with the introduction of parallel tempering, and we suggest several promising avenues for future research.

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