[lammps-users] Thermal Conductivity for Cu cutting using Reverse NEMD


I read all the papers relating to Reverse NEMD and found that this algorithm is used only for “fluids” can this algorithm can be used for solids such as Copper. Because after momentum swaps the system responds to non equilibrium situation by letting momentum flow in opposite direction via friction. Will this be a case in solids. Also, can I still use fix thermal/conductivity?


Fix viscosity does rNEMD for viscosity and only applies to fluids.
Fix thermal/conductivity can be used for solids I believe since
it is only swapping the kinetic energy between atoms.