I am simulating self-assembly of a system of amphiphilic polymers. The water is considered explicitly with coarse-grained beads. What is the suitable thermostat for this system?
With implicit water, I used langevin thermostat with gamma=1. However, in the presence of water, the polymer beads are slowed down both with the friction from thermostat and the coarse-grained water molecules. So, is it correct to still use the same thermostat, but with a very small value for gamma?
Thanks in advance for any help.