# [gmx-users] inconsistency in obtained temperature values by traj and g_energy tools

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Mon Jul 14 02:04:35 CEST 2014

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On 7/13/14, 7:11 PM, Rasoul Nasiri wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 2:27 AM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On 7/12/14, 7:25 AM, Rasoul Nasiri wrote:
>>
>>> On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Tsjerk Wassenaar <tsjerkw at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>   Note that two constrained atoms correspond to one constraint.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> C12H26
>>>
>>> 26 constrained atoms due to hydrogens which have been connected to carbon
>>> atoms.
>>>
>>> Number of molecules 2550 therefore  66300 will be total constrained atoms
>>> in cell.
>>>
>>>
>> Note that grompp makes your life easy by printing out the corrected number
>> of degrees of freedom.  It should be 3N - 0.5*N_constraints.
>>
>>
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> Based on grompp_d:
>
> Number of degrees of freedom in T-Coupling group System is 196338.00
>
> 3N-0.5*N_constrants = 196338
>
> N= 96900
> ===.> N_constraints =188706
>
> T(corrected) = T(g_traj)*N_atoms/(N_atoms-N_constraints)
>
> T(g_traj) = 269 K
> N_atoms = 96900
>
> ==> T(corrected) = -262 which is unphysical value.
>
> any other suggestions/solutions?
>
> Note that the desired temperature is 400 K.
>

You're doing the calculation wrong.

Number of degrees of freedom that g_traj assumes: 96900 * 3 = 290700
Number of actual degrees of freedom from grompp: 196338

Temperature conversion factor = 290700/196388 = 1.481

Actual T = 269 * 1.481
Actual T = 398.3 K

-Justin

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