[Pw_forum] structure optimization

Paolo Giannozzi giannozz at nest.sns.it
Thu Feb 21 17:04:20 CET 2008

On Feb 20, 2008, at 6:33 , Dongdong Kang wrote:

> there are several options for ion_dynamics in input file of CP  
> code , such as 'sd','cg','damp','verlet'. I want to know which  
> option can implement dynamic
> simulation annealing.

none directly: as far as I know (i.e. very little), simulating  
annealing is achieved
by performing an ordinary MD at high temperature, then cooling the  
The details "are left as an exercise to the reader". You choose what  
kind of
MD you want to perform, for how long, at which temperature, with which
thermostat, ...

>  and is there option in input file to choose or change cooling  
> rate  with nose thermostat ?

this is done by choosing the fictitious "thermostat mass"

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