[gmx-users] question regarding free energy calculations
bipinelmat at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 14:49:00 CET 2013
Hello Dr. Justin,
So, the option "couple-intramol = yes" can be used to selectively turn off
vdw and coulombic interactions of only few atoms from the rest of the
molecule using a B state topology in Gromacs, as mentioned by Asaf.
On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> On 12/25/13, 4:55 AM, Asaf Farhi wrote:
>> Dear all
>> Hi. We have a question regarding the implementation of free energy
>> calculations in Gromacs that we have been trying for long time to decipher.
>> The question is the following:
>> When transforming molecule A to B if the non bonded interactions are
>> changed through the topology file e.g:
>> [ atoms ]
>> ; nr type resnr resid atom cgnr charge mass typeB chargeB
>> 1 HC 1 PCH3 H1 1 0.123 1.0080 HC 0.0
>> , will the the interactions of this atom with all the other atoms be
>> affected by this change of charge?
> That depends on how you are setting coupl-intramol (and on a related note,
> check out http://redmine.gromacs.org/issues/1340). The nonbonded
> interactions between the coupled molecule and its surroundings are
> affected. Whether or not intramolecular interactions are affected depends
> on coupl-intramol.
> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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