I am running the simulation of a plasmonic nanoparticle (a gold sphere) in water (as a solid thermal conductor, which is a fair assumption for the nanometer size of the nanoparticles in consideration). In these simulations I have found that the meshing step of DEVICE is sensitive to the value given to the parameters:
- Max refine step - Min edge length - Max edge length
For a given choice the simulation is run but as I go to smaller values of min edge length, max edge length or to greater values of max refine step then my simulation never ends the meshing step or in case it does then it never ends the simulation. Whenever one of these cases happens my laptop generally crashes as everything is frozen and I have to shutdown the computer by brute force (presumably because the CPU is at 100% use with the simulation).
Do you know why this happens? What is a good way to select the values of these parameters in order to have an accurate simulation without having a conflict with the meshing step? I would appreciate any help with this problem. Thank you!