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Questions related to molecular interactions when calculating quantities in materials science.

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What does the shape of the radial distribution function(RDF) indicate?

From my understanding, generally in the RDF plot for liquids, the value of $g(r)$ goes to a maximum near the first solvation shell and then goes to a minimum and then slowly tapers off to the value of ...
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The effect of different mediums on the molecular orbital energies

I want to study the effect of different mediums, gas and various solvents, on the energy of the 10th highest molecular orbital of multiple quinones, which I obtained by a Gaussian software calculation....
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How to analyse structure factors calculated from a mixture of isotropic amorphous substrates

I am looking for a way to computationally analyse the interactions between two molecular species (as solute and solvent) in an isotropic mixture using X-ray scattering. Is there a guideline as to how ...
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References for Electrostatics Calculations Used in Molecular Dynamics

I'm looking for classic references that describe the usual electrostatic contributions which have to be calculated in molecular dynamics simulations. I find it very hard to apprehend what different ...
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Can the NCI (noncovalent interaction) index be generated starting with psi4?

Can NCI[1] index plots be generated starting from psi4? I'd be happy to just generate the NCI index values and mesh the isosurface myself. With a long-term goal to visualise various medicinal-...
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What are the more efficient, or easier, methods of handling electromagnetic interactions?

Since metals, metalloids, non-metals, and composites, have differing characteristics, plug-and-play methods, so to speak, would be useful. Also, as it’s well known that a moving electrical field ...
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Is there a software package to analyse interactions in crystals? [closed]

I have been using Quantum ESPRESSO, specifically the pp.x module to study interactions via charge density plots. The process is slow as for crystals containing ...
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Do we have specific benchmarks for the speed of a simulation of an empty water box with different water models?

I'm looking for a simulation of different water models (TIP3P, SPC/E, TIP4P, water models with flexible bounds) where the differences in simulation speeds on a common architecture are really seen. ...
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Does increasing Lennard-Jones cutoff means higher accuracy?

I am currently trying to simulate a large box of QM/MM water molecules with SPC/Fw model and GGA DFT functional (a cube of 40 angstrom sides). To validate the QM and MM simulations separately, I am ...
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Get fractional coordinates from special Wyckoff positions

I'm trying to get the fractional coordinates for $\ce{Mo}$ and $\ce{MoS_2-2H}$ in $\ce{MoS_2-2H}$, where 2H is the phase. $\ce{MoS_2-2H}$ is a bilayer, in which each layer is separated from each other ...
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What does the Neighbor command do in LAMMPS?

I frequently see LAMMPS codes, and almost all of them have the neighbor 0.5 bin command. I completely studied the LAMMPS manual for the neighbour command and did ...
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How to rectify the error "Lost atoms: original 28437 current 3659" in LAMMPS?

I have modeled a complex structure of a protein and a Carbon nano-cone (used as an indenter to the protein) using PACKMOL. The LAMMPS data file of the complex structure consists of 4 atom types (C O N ...
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Rule-of-thumb for Morse potential cutoff in molecular dynamics?

Is there a rule-of-thumb for selecting a cutoff for the Morse potential in molecular dynamics simulation? For instance, is it typically some multiple of the equilibrium distance?
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How to calculate the energy of a surface?

I want to study the interaction of a surface with some molecules (green house effect gases). To obtain the binding energy, the procedure is to calculate the energy of both systems separately $E_\...
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What are the steps to prepare a surface for molecular adsorption simulations on it?

I want to study the interaction of a given surface with some molecules. How should I prepare the surface for that kind of simulation? By prepare the surface I mean how many atom layers, how many of ...
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Protein cavities - methodological starting point for basic characterization

Characterizing surface properties is important for understanding how proteins execute their function by interacting with other molecules. This includes characterizing cavities. Perhaps the simplest ...
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Fermi level change in surfaces with adsorbed molecules

In a DFT standard calculation of a solid 3D material (i.e. bulk metal), one of the properties that can be obtained is the Fermi level $E_F$. This feature is related with the required work to add an ...
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