[gmx-users] Re: periodic molecule
valentina.erastova at durham.ac.uk
Wed Sep 18 14:34:09 CEST 2013
Justin Lemkul wrote
> On 9/18/13 8:07 AM, Valentina wrote:
>> Thank you!
>> Yep, they seem to be wanting to bond to the O's within the cell, while
>> are meant to bond across the PBC.
>> I am not sure how periodic_molecule = yes part functions. I don't seem to
>> get difference if I turn it on or off when I do Energy minimisation. Do
>> have some examples that work, so I can compare to them? Are there some
> I have never used periodic molecules, except when toying around with some
> for my own curiosity. I suspect the problem you're seeing arises from the
> bonded atoms being closer within the unit cell than they are across PBC,
> so the
> minimum distance is what is trying to be satisfied.
> Nope, thats not the case.
> Across pbc it's 2.06A while across the cell it's 7.89A (see the attached
> pic, where in bold are the atoms whitin the cell and small are the
> periodic representation it should bond to)
> How far apart are the atoms
> across PBC, and how long is the assigned bond supposed to be? I have seen
> cases posted to the list wherein the periodic_molecules function breaks
> simply because of bad starting geometry.
>> threshold distances, that they rely upon? I really wouldn't like to have
>> make the a bigger basic cell - too much topology assigning.
> A bigger unit cell won't help. In fact, it would probably make things
> Agree, thank you!
> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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