fix langevin/eff command
fix ID group-ID langevin/eff Tstart Tstop damp seed keyword values ...
ID, group-ID are documented in fix command
langevin/eff = style name of this fix command
Tstart,Tstop = desired temperature at start/end of run (temperature units)
damp = damping parameter (time units)
seed = random number seed to use for white noise (positive integer)
zero or more keyword/value pairs may be appended
keyword = scale or tally or zero scale values = type ratio type = atom type (1-N) ratio = factor by which to scale the damping coefficient tally values = no or yes no = do not tally the energy added/subtracted to atoms yes = do tally the energy added/subtracted to atoms
zero value = no or yes no = do not set total random force to zero yes = set total random force to zero
fix 3 boundary langevin/eff 1.0 1.0 10.0 699483 fix 1 all langevin/eff 1.0 1.1 10.0 48279 scale 3 1.5
Apply a Langevin thermostat as described in (Schneider) to a group of nuclei and electrons in the electron force field model. Used with fix nve/eff, this command performs Brownian dynamics (BD), since the total force on each atom will have the form:
\(F_c\) is the conservative force computed via the usual inter-particle interactions (pair_style). The \(F_f\) and \(F_r\) terms are added by this fix on a per-particle basis.
The operation of this fix is exactly like that described by the fix langevin command, except that the thermostatting is also applied to the radial electron velocity for electron particles.
Restart, fix_modify, output, run start/stop, minimize info
No information about this fix is written to binary restart files. Because the state of the random number generator is not saved in restart files, this means you cannot do “exact” restarts with this fix, where the simulation continues on the same as if no restart had taken place. However, in a statistical sense, a restarted simulation should produce the same behavior.
The fix_modify temp option is supported by this fix. You can use it to assign a temperature compute you have defined to this fix which will be used in its thermostatting procedure, as described above. For consistency, the group used by this fix and by the compute should be the same.
The fix_modify energy option is supported by this fix to add the energy change induced by Langevin thermostatting to the system’s potential energy as part of thermodynamic output. Note that use of this option requires setting the tally keyword to yes.
This fix computes a global scalar which can be accessed by various output commands. The scalar is the cumulative energy change due to this fix. The scalar value calculated by this fix is “extensive”. Note that calculation of this quantity requires setting the tally keyword to yes.
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 Build package doc page for more info.
The option defaults are scale = 1.0 for all types and tally = no.
(Dunweg) Dunweg and Paul, Int J of Modern Physics C, 2, 817-27 (1991).
(Schneider) Schneider and Stoll, Phys Rev B, 17, 1302 (1978).