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Re: [lammps-users] nonpriodic boundry condition

From: Axel Kohlmeyer <akohlmey@...24...>
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 13:16:12 -0400

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Hossein Geraili <geraili.hsn@...24...> wrote:
Dear lammps users,
How can I control the temperature in nonperiodic boundary condition without controlling volume with NVE?

​please note, that there is a significant difference between using fix nve and an NVE ensemble. you *can* achieve an NVE ensemble by using fix nve, but using fix nve does not automatically result in an NVE ensemble. this has been explained on this mailing list many, many times.

besides, fix nve does *NOT* control the volume. ​ in fact, to be compatible with creating an NVE ensemble is *MUST NOT* do *any* manipulations of the system, neither volume nor (kinetic) energy.

​​fix nve is fully compatible with non-periodic boundaries. 
I want to calculate density at the ideal gas state, so I need to control temperature, but thermostats have no time integration.

however, you are not making much sense here. using a thermostat for an ideal gas is pointless, since ideal gas particles do not interact; so how could they couple with a reservoir?

​also, there is not such thing as an "ideal gas state". an ideal gas is a well defined thermodynamic entity. there is little value to doing simulations of an ideal gas, since all its properties can be obtained analytically.

besides, what has this all to do with periodic-boundary conditions?


best regards 

Hosein Geraili Daronkola
M.Sc.Graduated of physical chemistry
Physical Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry,
Sharif University of Technology.

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