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2. Propagate W according to Eq. 123 using a simpliﬁed Runge–Kutta method. 3. Adjust U to make sure the incompressibility constraint φA∗ + φB∗ = 1 is fulﬁlled again using the Newton–Broyden method. 4. Go back to (1). The EPD method has two main advantages compared to DSCFT: First of all it incorporates non-local coupling corresponding to the Rouse dynamics via a local Onsager coefﬁcient. Secondly it proves to be computationally faster by up to one order of magnitude. There are two main reasons for this huge increase in speed: In EPD the number of equations that have to be solved via the Newton–Broyden method to fulﬁll incompressibility is just the number of Fourier functions used.
We refer to the method which uses this diffusion equation as the external potential dynamics (EPD) . As shown in Sect. 1, any Onsager coefﬁcient (in conjunction with the ﬂuctuationdissipation theorem) will reproduce the correct thermodynamic equilibrium. But how is the dynamics of the ﬁeld W related to the collective dynamics of composition ﬂuctuations? Comparing the diffusion equations of the dynamic SCF theory and the EP Dynamics, Eqs. 120 and 124, and using the relation W(q, t) = – 2χNφA (q, t), we obtain a relation between the Onsager coefﬁcients within RPA: 2χN Λφ (q) (125) ΛEPD (q) = φ¯ A φ¯ B g(q) In particular, the non-local Onsager coefﬁcient ΛRouse that mimics Rouse-like dynamics (cf.
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