Check if the system is thermalized

I want to run a multiple simulation, following basically the
steps here: http://lammps.sandia.gov/doc/Section_howto.html#howto_4

I want to change the temperature in the Nose-Hoover thermostat for
each step (i don’t want to do it linearly, but exponentially, that’s why I believe
I need multiple runs, please correct me if I’m wrong), but basically, before
going to the next run (hence next temperature) I want to make sure the
system is actually thermalized at the set temperature. Any ideas on how to
do this?

Pablo

I want to run a multiple simulation, following basically the
steps here: LAMMPS Molecular Dynamics Simulator

I want to change the temperature in the Nose-Hoover thermostat for
each step (i don't want to do it linearly, but exponentially, that's why I
believe
I need multiple runs, please correct me if I'm wrong), but basically, before
going to the next run (hence next temperature) I want to make sure the
system is actually thermalized at the set temperature. Any ideas on how to
do this?

you would need to change the sources. but keep in mind that
nose-hoover is a method to sample a well define ensemble *in
equilibrium*, it is not necessary a good method to transfer an
increasing amount of energy. so it may not be a good way to model a
system that you describe. fix langevin or fix berendsen (depending on
how the kinetic energy is inserted into your system) are likely better
choices/

axel.