Transport Properties Computed by Linear Response through Weak Coupling to a Bath

  • H. J. C. Berendsen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 205)


In molecular dynamics simulations weak coupling to an external bath can be easily accomplished and provides a means to impose gradients on the system with a minimal local disturbance. The system response can be measured, either dynamically or in a steady state, and transport properties can be derived from this response. The theory connecting microscopic response with transport properties is outlined for the cases of thermal conductivity, viscosity and diffusion.


Friction Coefficient Frictional Force Velocity Difference Energy Fluctuation Total Heat Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. C. Berendsen
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Physical ChemistryBIOSON Research Institute, University of GroningenGroningenthe Netherlands

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