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In summary: Computer simulation of radiation detection?Yes. A good paper to look at would be "Detecting Weak Signals with a Radiative Transfer Code" by G. Hutchings and S. Krishnamurthy. It covers various methods for detecting weak signals, including a radiative transfer code.

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In what discipline? Nuclear physics, astrophysics, condensed matter, materials science, mechanics of materials, electrical engineering, photonics, . . . . ?random_soldier said:

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I did what BvU did, and simply looked for Journal of Computational Physics, and even when typing in Journal of Computational, there are various journals beginning with those words, e.g., Journal of Computational Electronics (Springer), or type in Journal of Computational and Applied . . . . and see another set of journals.

There are journals in specialty fields, e.g., Journal of Nuclear Materials, that combine articles of experimental and computational efforts, since experimental results confirm computational predictions/simulations, while computational results inform experiment, and hopefully they converge.

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BvU said:Google is your friend. Or did you try and are still unhappy ?

I wasn't really sure what term(s) to use. I kept typing in computational research and it just showed me CS related results (not journal of computational "

Regarding my OP, I wasn't sure what details to add earlier. I think hutch and astro helped a fair bit already but to clarify further, if need be, I hope the following helps. They are my suggestions just prior to reading astro and hutch's responses but I don't think they need to change too much.

When I say computational, I mean computer simulation being the major/only component.

I was reading some papers on radiation detection as well as application of computational fluid dynamics for part of the system design within some of those papers. Those have both a computational as well as experimental component. But from what little I understand, there are papers that are purely theoretical as well as those that are purely computational. I was hoping someone could point out papers which serve as good examples of the method of doing such research. I'm not sure if the term is appropriate but I believe fully computational uses the phrase

Cosmology papers are probably an obvious example of where a lot of purely theoretical/computational research might be done but I was hoping for physically realizable studies where one could have done experimental research (battery chemistry/medical particle accelerators/etc.) but has chosen to submit simulation results only (again only if such a thing exists). If anyone is aware, they could probably give an example in the fields I mentioned (radiation detection and CFD). However, one does not need to restrict themselves to those only.

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This is a very broad and deep ocean. Choose a small piece of shoreline and wade in. Small and specific questions are the best.

Computational research involves using computer simulations and algorithms to model complex systems and predict their behavior. Theoretical research focuses on developing abstract models and theories to explain phenomena, often using mathematical frameworks. Experimental research involves conducting physical experiments to test hypotheses and observe outcomes in a controlled environment.

Computational methods can test and refine theoretical models by simulating scenarios that may be difficult or impossible to observe experimentally. They also help in analyzing large datasets generated from experiments, providing insights that might not be apparent from raw data alone. This synergy enhances the robustness and accuracy of scientific conclusions.

Theoretical research can sometimes be too abstract and detached from real-world applicability. Computational research is limited by the accuracy of the models and the computational power available. Experimental research can be constrained by practical considerations such as cost, time, and the feasibility of controlling all variables.

Studying complex systems often requires an integrative approach that combines computational, theoretical, and experimental methods. Computational models can simulate complex interactions, theoretical frameworks can provide a deeper understanding of underlying principles, and experimental research can validate and refine these models and theories.

Advancements in technology have significantly enhanced all three research methods. Improved computational power and algorithms have expanded the scope and accuracy of computational research. New mathematical tools and techniques have enriched theoretical research. Advanced instrumentation and data collection methods have increased the precision and scope of experimental research. These technological advancements have also facilitated greater integration between the different research approaches.

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