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Andersen Thermostat 

  • system stochastically coupled to heat bath at frequency ν
    • selected particle experience collisions with frequency ν
    • move system from one constant energy shell to another
  • collisions uncorrelated → distribution of ∆t between collisions is Poisson process


Andersen Thermostat 

  1. Initial conditions {rN(0),pN(0)} → integrate for ∆t
  2. Select particles with probability νto collide with heat bath
  3. Selected particles get velocity drawn from Boltzmann distribution


Andersen Thermostat 

  • stochastic collisions disturb dunamics → bad for measuring dynamic properties
  • static properties are unaffected


Nosé-Hoover Thermostat 

  • extended Lagrangian approach
  • deterministic equations of motion
  • sQ parameters couple system to virtual reservoirr by extending degrees of freedom
  • certain choice are made (Nosé-Hoover formalismL = 3N) gives 


Nosé-Hoover Thermostat 

  • → ∞ gives microcanonical ensemble
  • smooth, deterministic, time-reversible, but nearly periodic temperature fluctuations
  • NVE safest for dunamic propertoes