[Pw_forum] Temperature rescaling in MD calculation (DONG Rui)

Antonio Tilocca uccaati at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Aug 15 12:13:27 CEST 2011

Hi Rui,

the standard Berendsen thermostat implemented in PW works perfectly fine
to control the temperature in an MD run. Depending on how far your
initial temperature is from the target, the plain isokinetic rescaling
('rescaling' keyword) is another option which might work well in your

Antonio Tilocca
University College London

Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:12:12 -0400
From: DONG Rui <rdong at ncsu.edu>
Subject: [Pw_forum] Temperature rescaling in MD calculation
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Hi, all,

I am doing MD calculation in QuantumEspresso, and have a question now...

here are some of the input list
* &ions
    ion_temperature = 'reduce-T',
    delta_t = 1,
But I found the rescaling works only when delta_t is a negative number,
which is different from what the documentation tells me.

Anyone has the same problem? And does anyone know how to heat the system
use the method "reduce-T"?

Thank you guys!


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