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Effect of Center-of-Mass Motion Removal in the Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Rong-Zheng, Wan and Song-Yan, Li and Hai-Ping, Fang (2010) Effect of Center-of-Mass Motion Removal in the Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Chinese Physics Letters, 27 (8). 084702.

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Molecule dynamics simulation is now widely used in the study of nano pores, proteins and nano-scale devices. The limited friction in such a system requires the method of center-of-mass motion removal to be applied. We test the effect of different time period T of this method under osmotic pressure difference, and find that the impact on the net flux is very small together with the effective reduction of the accumulated numerical error when the period T is above 0.1 ps. The simulation results also show that the change of this time period of method has very little effect on the potential of mean force of the water inside the carbon nanotubes.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:11212
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:01 Nov 2011 23:27
Last Modified:02 Nov 2011 00:47

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