[gmx-users] Use of g_dielectric

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Wed Mar 14 19:38:01 CET 2007

Georgios Patargias wrote:
> Hi 
> What does g_dielectric take as an input? Is it the total dipole moment of a system 
> or is the ACF of the total dipole moment? 
> The manual suggests the Mtot.xvg for input but it explicitly mentions the ACF which 
> is consistent with the J.Phys.Chem paper. Which one should be used?

the autocorrelation of the total dipole.

> I am not sure I can understand the meaning of the -efit, -eint and -tail flags.
> What values should these flags have in order to get reasonble (compared to 
> theJ.Phys.Chem paper) diel. properties for a PME SPC water simulation.

as decribed in the JCP paper one can do the fitting in several ways, and 
part of it involved assuming en exponential long time correlation, and 
slowly converting from the data to the fit.

g_dielectric -h says:

        -eint   real      5  Time were to end the integration of the 
data and
                             start to use the fit
        -bfit   real      5  Begin time of fit
        -efit   real    500  End time of fit
        -tail   real    500  Length of function including data and tail from

> Thanks a lot in advance.
> George
> Dr. George Patargias
> Polymer IRC Group
> University of Leeds
> Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
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