By means of generalized-ensemble Monte Carlo simulations, we investigate the influence of pattern recognition effects upon the adsorption behavior of a flexible elastic polymer. For this purpose, we compare the adsorption of the polymer at a uniform, unstructured substrate with the recognition of a hexagonal surface pattern, mimicking a graphene sheet. Canonical statistical analysis methods are used for the identification of the respective structural phases and for the construction of hyperphase diagrams of adsorption.
Pattanasiri, B., Liewehr, B., & Bachmann, M. (2015). Surface Pattern Effects upon Polymer Adsorption. In Physics Procedia (Vol. 68, pp. 105–109). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2015.07.117