[gmx-users] Fwd: shift the LJ potential

Faezeh Pousaneh fpoosaneh at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 11:07:17 CEST 2017

Thank you Wes and Mark,

Wes, that is what I am trying to do. However, still have problem.
I do not know how to derive sigma, epsilon (or C6 and C12) for my particle?
How the force fields have obtained C6 and C12 values in their .itp files
for each atom?

Best regards

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 7:55 PM, Wes Barnett <w.barnett at columbia.edu> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 5:42 AM, Faezeh Pousaneh <fpoosaneh at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Mark
> >
> > I have a given function for pseudo hard-sphere potential, which has
> > different powers than LJ and a constant. I have to insert the constant in
> > order to properly define the cut-off for my hard spheres.
> > I just realized that I can use "user-specified potential". I guess I can
> > include the constant there, yes?
> >
> > One more thing, I need to have my own particles, spheres with a diameter
> > "a". How can I have them in gromacs?
> > .
> >
> This should get you started in generating your own tables:
> http://www.gromacs.org/Documentation/How-tos/Tabulated_Potentials
> If all you're looking to do is create repulsive spheres (again, not true
> hard spheres as Mark said; just removing attractions from the
> interactions), then cut off your interactions at 2^(1/6)*sigma and shift
> the potential at the cutoff to zero in your table. If you want different
> size spheres you need to subtract an additional term from r in the
> denominators of the c6 and c12 terms.
> --
> James "Wes" Barnett
> Postdoctoral Research Scientist
> Department of Chemical Engineering
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