David van der Spoel
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Mon May 22 14:40:11 CEST 2006
A B wrote:
>> Please refer to my recent paper, J. Chem. Theor. Comp. 2 (2006) 1-11.
> Yes, this is exactly what I mean - an appropriate smoothing function
> ("shift") works fine, but simple group-based truncation does not; that
> this does not work has indeed been known since long before GROMACS was
> born. Maybe the "NVE cutoff" issue is merely semantic, where cutoff
> should be interpreted in a slightly restricted sense as "spherical
> cutoff method using group-based truncation"?
You should use neither, at least not for Coulomb. Only PME can be used
for systems containing charges. For system containing exclusively
neutral molecules, you can use a shift function, if the cut-off is
longer than the range of the interaction. For water that would be
roughly 1.2 nm.
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