Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/104803
Title: Kinetic energy conserving integrators for Gaussian thermostatted SLLOD
Authors: Zhang, F. 
Searles, D.J.
Evans, D.J.
Den Toom Hansen, J.S.
Isbister, D.J.
Issue Date: 1-Jul-1999
Citation: Zhang, F.,Searles, D.J.,Evans, D.J.,Den Toom Hansen, J.S.,Isbister, D.J. (1999-07-01). Kinetic energy conserving integrators for Gaussian thermostatted SLLOD. Journal of Chemical Physics 111 (1) : 18-26. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A new integration scheme is developed for nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations where the temperature is constrained by a Gaussian thermostat. The utility of the scheme is demonstrated by its application to the SLLOD algorithm which is the standard nonequilibrium molecular dynamics algorithm for studying shear flow. Unlike conventional integrators, the new integrators are constructed using operator-splitting techniques to ensure stability and that little or no drift in the kinetic energy occurs. Moreover, they require minimum computer memory and are straightforward to program. Numerical experiments show that the efficiency and stability of the new integrators compare favorably with conventional integrators such as the Runge-Kutta and Gear predictor-corrector methods. © 1999 American Institute of Physics.
Source Title: Journal of Chemical Physics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/104803
ISSN: 00219606
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