fix nvt/sllod/eff command


fix ID group-ID nvt/sllod/eff keyword value ...
  • ID, group-ID are documented in fix command
  • nvt/sllod/eff = style name of this fix command
  • additional thermostat related keyword/value pairs from the fix nvt/eff command can be appended


fix 1 all nvt/sllod/eff temp 300.0 300.0 0.1
fix 1 all nvt/sllod/eff temp 300.0 300.0 0.1 drag 0.2


Perform constant NVT integration to update positions and velocities each timestep for nuclei and electrons in the group for the electron force field model, using a Nose/Hoover temperature thermostat. V is volume; T is temperature. This creates a system trajectory consistent with the canonical ensemble.

The operation of this fix is exactly like that described by the fix nvt/sllod command, except that the radius and radial velocity of electrons are also updated and thermostatted. Likewise the temperature calculated by the fix, using the compute it creates (as discussed in the fix nvt, npt, and nph doc page), is performed with a compute temp/deform/eff command that includes the eFF contribution to the temperature from the electron radial velocity.

Restart, fix_modify, output, run start/stop, minimize info:

This fix writes the state of the Nose/Hoover thermostat to binary restart files. See the read_restart command for info on how to re-specify a fix in an input script that reads a restart file, so that the operation of the fix continues in an uninterrupted fashion.

The fix_modify temp option is supported by this fix. You can use it to assign a compute you have defined to this fix which will be used in its thermostatting procedure.

The fix_modify energy option is supported by this fix to add the energy change induced by Nose/Hoover thermostatting to the system’s potential energy as part of thermodynamic output.

This fix computes the same global scalar and global vector of quantities as does the fix nvt/eff command.

This fix can ramp its target temperature over multiple runs, using the start and stop keywords of the run command. See the run command for details of how to do this.

This fix is not invoked during energy minimization.


This fix is part of the USER-EFF package. It is only enabled if LAMMPS was built with that package. See the Making LAMMPS section for more info.

This fix works best without Nose-Hoover chain thermostats, i.e. using tchain = 1. Setting tchain to larger values can result in poor equilibration.


Same as fix nvt/eff, except tchain = 1.

(Tuckerman) Tuckerman, Mundy, Balasubramanian, Klein, J Chem Phys, 106, 5615 (1997).