We discuss the use of a Langevin equation with a colored (correlated) noise to perform constant-temperature molecular dynamics. Since the equations of motion are linear in nature, it is easy to predict the response of a Hamiltonian system to such a thermostat and to tune at will the relaxation time of modes of different frequency. This allows one to optimize the time needed for equilibration and to generate independent configurations. We show how this frequency-dependent response can be exploited to control the temperature of Car-Parrinello-like dynamics without affecting the adiabatic separation of the electronic degrees of freedom from the vibrations of the ions.
|Titolo:||Langevin Equation with Colored Noise for Constant-Temperature Molecular Dynamics Simulations|
|Autori:||Ceriotti M; Bussi G; Parrinello M|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.020601|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|