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First published 2 July 2012

Energy-based Artificial Chemistry Simulator

Vincent Ducharme, Richard Egli, Claude Y. Legault


We present a new artificial chemistry simulator based on simple physical and chemical rules. The simulator relies on a simplification of bonding and internal energy concepts found in chemistry to model simple, large scale, chemical reactions without delay between computation and visualization. Energy introduction and removal can be controlled in the simulations in order to modulate reaction rates. The simulations demonstrate that with this simplified model of artificial chemistry coupled with the concept of energy, it is possible to see the emergence of specific types of compounds, similar to real molecules.