[gmx-users] How to determine epsilon and sigma for particles?
Albert Sun
albert_sun9 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 31 04:13:01 CET 2004
Dear USERS,
My question is still pending on how to find out epsilon and sigma to calculate LJ potential for two group of atoms.
If I have two atoms(A1 and A2) in a particle A, and two atoms(B1 and B2) in particle B.
I have already known the epsilon and sigma between atoms
A1 - B1 ( epsilon 1 sigma 1)
A1 - B2 ( epsilon 2 sigma 2)
A2 - B1 ( epsilon 3 sigma 3)
A2 - B2 ( epsilon 4 sigma 4)
Then I need to find out epsilon and sigma between Particle A and Particle B
Can I use the following way ?
Epsilon = square root of (epsilon 1^2 + epsilon 2^2 + epsilon 3^2 + epsilon 4^2 )
Sigma =sigma 1+ sigma 2+ sigma 3 + sigma 4
Thanks for any advice on this.
Best Regards
Albert
Albert Sun <albert_sun9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi, Dear users,
I am not in chemical area and have a stupid question:
In order to save computer time, I want to collapse a group of molecules into a particle.
and then compute the L-J potential between particles.
If I known epsilon and sigma and other bond parameters of each atom in the group of molecules, and how to find out epsilon and sigma of particle in order to calculate inter-particles potential?
Thanks in Advance!
Albert
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