Questions tagged [temperature]

For questions about the concept of temperature in molecular or materials modeling, or about applications in which temperature plays an important role.

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Temperature effect on elastic constant using VASP

I want to incorporate the temperature effect on elastic constant (EC) of a system using VASP. From literature, there are two ways which can be used to get the temperature effect on EC i) ab initio ...
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Is there an upper limit of temperature after which the quasi-harmonic approximation (QHA) fails?

I can't seem to articulate what made me ask this question but it sprang up when I asked: What does it mean to say a material is 'anharmonic'?. I've heard before that the electronic entropy ...
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On the nature of zero-point energy (ZPE)

The harmonic approximation gives a non-zero kinetic energy at 0 K for which Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is used as an explanation. A particle at 0 K couldn't be stationary because that would ...
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Converting adsorption binding energy to absolute temperature

The binding interaction energy during the adsorption of system B on system A can give an idea if the interaction is favorable (negative value) or unfavorable (positive value). Also, the absolute value ...
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How to simulate atomic scattering from solid walls at finite temperature for a particles in a box simulation?

I'm not sure if this will be considered on-topic, let's see what happens. I've asked this previously in Physics SE and it was closed as needing focus. It is now past 30 days and too late to consider ...
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Does the thermal evolution of molecular structures critically affect the validity of the calculated magnetic anisotropy?

This is a particular aspect I'm interested in, from the more generic question "Does the thermal evolution of chemical structures critically affect the validity of the calculated physical properties?". ...