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Velocity Distribution function of molecule at low temperature

  1. Jul 16, 2012 #1
    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,

  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 17, 2012 #2
    http://www.ecse.rpi.edu/~schubert/Course-ECSE-6968%20Quantum%20mechanics/Ch13%20Semiconductor%20statistics.pdf [Broken]

    ^I think you may find the answer you're looking for on page 11. Hope it helps!
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
  4. Jul 24, 2012 #3
    interesting link, thank you.

    How to close the thread?
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  5. Jul 24, 2012 #4
    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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