Does Berendsen increase viscosity of water?

From: Gianluca Interlandi (
Date: Tue Aug 04 2009 - 00:36:38 CDT

Does the Berendsen thermostat also increase the viscosity of water in an
explict water simulation similarly to the Langevin thermostat?

I came recently across the following report where they compared NAMD
versus Gromacs and Berendsen versus Langevin:

In Table 5 they show that Berendsen causes a similar viscosity of water as
Langevin with a damping coefficient of 5 ps^-1.



Gianluca Interlandi, PhD
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