Applying fix_modify and compute temp/partial on fix NVT


Say I use compute temp/partial with only z-flag turned on and then use this compute in fix_modify, which is applied to a fix NVT. I read about bias being removed and then added back in but I am not so sure how that works in this case. I know that the temperature that NVT uses would be the temperature calculated from the z-component of velocity. But does this mean that the equation of motions in the x and y-directions will be those for a microcanonical ensemble or will they still be the Nose-Hoover equations? Thank you.


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yes, the thermostat will only be applied to z velocities. x and y should be