Andersen thermostat

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The Andersen thermostat is a proposal in molecular dynamics simulation for maintaining constant temperature conditions.[1] [2] It is based on the reassignment of a chosen atom or molecule's velocity.


  1. ^ Andersen, H. C. (1980). "Molecular dynamics simulations at constant pressure and/or temperature". The Journal of Chemical Physics 72 (4): 2384. doi:10.1063/1.439486. 
  2. ^ Tanaka, H. (1983). "Constant temperature molecular dynamics calculation on Lennard-Jones fluid and its application to watera)". The Journal of Chemical Physics 78 (5): 2626. doi:10.1063/1.445020. 

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