[gmx-users] Re: Question about Berendsen thermostat and

Hans Martin Senn senn at chem.gla.ac.uk
Thu Jul 24 17:57:51 CEST 2008

Hi all

On that topic: There is a recent paper from the Tavan group where they  
carefully discuss and investigate the effects of different  
thermostats. They also come up with a "noninvasive" thermostatting  
procedure where they couple a Berendsen thermostat to the solvent only  
such that it acts as an explicit heat bath for the solute (which then  
samples the canonical ensemble).



On 24 Jul 2008, at 16:33, Michael Shirts wrote:
>>> Thanks for the tip!
> You're welcome!
>>> That thermostat is really nice and also simple to implement.
>>> It is now in CVS.
>> If this thermostat has a stochastic term, is the dynamics still
>> meaningful then?
> Of course it's not!  No thermostat gives physical dynamics.  But at
> least it gives the canonical distribution at equilibrium!

Dr. Hans Martin Senn
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