fix nve/spin command
fix ID group-ID nve/spin keyword values
ID, group-ID are documented in fix command
nve/spin = style name of this fix command
keyword = lattice
lattice value = moving or frozen moving = integrate both spin and atomic degress of freedom frozen = integrate spins on a fixed lattice
fix 3 all nve/spin lattice moving fix 1 all nve/spin lattice frozen
Perform a symplectic integration for the spin or spin-lattice system.
The lattice keyword defines if the spins are integrated on a lattice of fixed atoms (lattice = frozen), or if atoms are moving (lattice = moving). The first case corresponds to a spin dynamics calculation, and the second to a spin-lattice calculation. By default a spin-lattice integration is performed (lattice = moving).
The nve/spin fix applies a Suzuki-Trotter decomposition to the equations of motion of the spin lattice system, following the scheme:
according to the implementation reported in (Omelyan).
A sectoring method enables this scheme for parallel calculations. The implementation of this sectoring algorithm is reported in (Tranchida).
This fix style can only be used if LAMMPS was built with the SPIN package. See the Build package page for more info.
To use the spin algorithm, it is necessary to define a map with the atom_modify command. Typically, by adding the command:
atom_modify map array
before you create the simulation box. Note that the keyword “hash” instead of “array” is also valid.
The option default is lattice = moving.
(Omelyan) Omelyan, Mryglod, and Folk. Phys. Rev. Lett. 86(5), 898. (2001).
(Tranchida) Tranchida, Plimpton, Thibaudeau and Thompson, Journal of Computational Physics, 372, 406-425, (2018).