[gmx-users] Fluctuations in HII phase
ramezanpour.mohsen at gmail.com
Fri May 4 18:20:15 CEST 2018
Thanks Justin! It sounds an interesting approach. I will give it a try.
On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 8:15 AM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> On 5/3/18 10:36 PM, Mohsen Ramezanpour wrote:
>> Hi Gromacs users,
>> I have a cylinder composed of lipids with waters inside (HII phase).
>> This lipid tube fluctuates along the Z-axis.
>> That being said, if we slice the cylinder in the Z direction, the center
>> mass (COM) for each slice is moving around in the XY plane. You can
>> it as a 1D undulations in the Z direction.
>> I want to quantitively show that some of these cylinders are more dynamics
>> than others in nature.
>> Snapshots from the system are one of the solutions but can not be used for
>> quantitative comparisons between several systems with a different level of
>> undulations. It just shows these systems are bent.
>> The average size of the system in the Z direction and its fluctuations
>> might be another naive quantity to be considered. If the Z size is fixed
>> and the system is behaving like a wave, this would not give what I want
>> So, I would like to know your opinion on what would be the best way to
>> such undulations in a quantitative way?
> I would plot the x-y COM position as a function of some selection of atoms
> along z, and calculate the fluctuation in COM position about the mean. If
> the structure is indeed more dynamic, that slice should fluctuate more than
> another system that is more rigid. Think of it as the RMSF of the COM in
> the plane.
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