[gmx-users] Graphene topology file

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Jul 2 17:30:52 CEST 2014

On 7/2/14, 9:56 AM, #SUKRITI GUPTA# wrote:
> Dear all,
> I want to simulate graphite in water, for which i am trying to create a topology file for graphite. As its .rtp file cannot be written correctly, i tried to use g_x2top command following the steps given in following tutorial.
> http://chembytes.wikidot.com/grocnt
> But I think this tutorial is quite old and hence suitable for older version of gromacs as it still uses FF.dat file. Moreover if i am trying to make a new forcefield directory with name graphite_oplsaa containing the modified files like .n2t,.rtp and .itp, its giving me an error that "Could not find force field 'graphite_oplsaa' in current directory, install tree or GMXDATA path". When I try to add this forcefield in original path ie. user/share/gromacs/top, it does not allow me to do that as i am not the administrator. Can anyone please let me know how to create the topology file. I require 3 graphene sheets with pbc. I have created the .pdb file using nanobuilder in vmd.

The tutorial is indeed outdated but the logic is fairly sound.  You don't have 
to modify anything in $GMXLIB (system-wide); you can just create an .n2t file in 
the working directory and it will override the one at the force field level.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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