[gmx-users] Flat-bottomed position restraint set
jalemkul at vt.edu
Fri Nov 14 03:40:41 CET 2014
On 11/13/14 7:15 PM, liuyong_1007 at dicp.ac.cn wrote:
> Hi Justin!
> I use the geometric center of the sphere as the reference coordinates. However, there are still water molecules escaping to the vacuum. Is there other way to aovid this ?
This shouldn't happen if things are set up right. Try applying the restraint
just to the O atom, not all 3 atoms of the water individually. We do this
routinely and it works quite well.
> Best regards,
> Yong Liu
> liuyong_1007 at dicp.ac.cn
> From: Justin Lemkul
> Date: 2014-11-12 21:54
> To: gmx-users
> Subject: Re: [gmx-users] Flat-bottomed position restraint set
> On 11/12/14 8:08 AM, liuyong_1007 at dicp.ac.cn wrote:
>> Dear Gromacs users!
>> I use the flat-bottomed position restraints to avoid the molecules to escape from the clusters to the vacuum. The parameters of the restraints on water molecules are shown as follow:
>> #ifdef POSRES_WATER
>> ; Position restraint for each water oxygen
>> [ position_restraints ]
>> ; i funct g r(nm) k
>> 1 2 1 3 30.0
>> 2 2 1 3 30.0
>> 3 2 1 3 30.0
>> However, water molecules still escape away from the cluster to the vacuum after about 100 ns MD run at 550K. What should be done with the restraints to avoid the water molecules to escape to the vacuum?
> Are you using suitable reference coordinates passed to grompp -r? If you're
> not, then the reference coordinates are whatever is in grompp -c, which means
> your water molecules can deviate up to 3 nm from that position without penalty.
> For a sphere, the reference coordinates for the water should be the geometric
> center of the sphere.
Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Health Sciences Facility II, Room 629
University of Maryland, Baltimore
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