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Velocity Distribution function of molecule at low temperature

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aihaike
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Jul16-12, 06:37 PM
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Dear all,

In classical molecular dynamics simulation initial velocities are generated using the so called Maxwell distribution.
At low temperature it's no longer effective, so I'm wandering whether there is a similar way to generate velocities at low temperature taking into account quantum effects, like using the Fermi-dirac distribution ?

Thank you,

Éric.
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soothsayer
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Jul17-12, 12:58 PM
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http://www.ecse.rpi.edu/~schubert/Co...statistics.pdf

^I think you may find the answer you're looking for on page 11. Hope it helps!
aihaike
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Jul24-12, 01:16 AM
P: 54
interesting link, thank you.

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soothsayer
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Jul24-12, 04:39 PM
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Velocity Distribution function of molecule at low temperature

Not sure, I think mods do that. In any case, eventually, people will stop answering once a question has been answered, so it falls off the page pretty quickly.


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