delete_atoms

Hi,
I was wondering if there was a possibility, when deleting atoms randomly, to avoid two neighbors to be deleted. I want to select random atoms from a group of atoms placed on a diamond lattice, and delete them, but I want to make sure that selected atoms have at least an other atom located between them. Thank you,
Paule

Hi,
I was wondering if there was a possibility, when deleting atoms randomly, to
avoid two neighbors to be deleted. I want to select random atoms from a
group of atoms placed on a diamond lattice, and delete them, but I want to
make sure that selected atoms have at least an other atom located between

the delete_atoms can do what the documentation says it can do.
if you want additional conditions to be honored, you likely need to
modify the sources or write out a restart or dump and modify it with
an external tool.

cheers,
    axel

Offhand, I don't see how to implement what you
ask without the code keeping track of all previous deletions,
which wouldn't work/scale well in parallel. So I think Axel;s
suggestion of doing the deletions yourself in a pre-processing
step is probably best. Then just create a new data file for
LAMMPS to read in.

Steve