[gmx-users] shell molecular dynamics
shuangxingdai at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 20:28:03 CEST 2009
Thank you for help. The harmonic potential between core and shell is
attractive. The charges they have are opposite, this means that there will
only be attractive force between them. My result also show that they nearly
overlap. Is this reasonable and shell model correctly used? If not, where is
----- Original Message -----
From: "David van der Spoel" <spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se>
To: "Discussion list for GROMACS users" <gmx-users at gromacs.org>
Sent: 13 April, 2009 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [gmx-users] shell molecular dynamics
> Shuangxing Dai wrote:
>> Hi, all,
>> I am doing shell molecular dynamics and I have read the sw.itp. Now my
>> question is:
>> 1. For the shell "atom", what element should be used in .pdb file, since
>> the 77-78th digits of pdb file is element symbol ?
> Anything you like. Gromacs does not use this information anyway.
>> 2. What does the 1 in [ polarization ] part mean in sw.itp?
> Function type, see manual ch. 5.
>> 3. Is it reasonable to set initial position of shell arbitrally and let
>> energy minimization to find the optimum position for shell?
> At first step the shell will be put in the place of the virtual site and
> will be minimized from there.
>> I also do not understand [ exclusion ] part:
>> ; iatom excluded from interaction with i
>> 1 2 3 4 5
>> 2 1 3 4 5
>> 3 1 2 4 5
>> 4 1 2 3 5
>> 5 1 2 3 4
>> For the first line, does that mean that the interaction of 2, 3, 4 and 5
>> with 1 is excluded? If so, this table will exclude all the interactions.
>> Is it right?
> Yes. You need at least two molecules to do anything useful.
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Shuangxing Dai
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