AMBER Archive (2009)
Subject: Re: [AMBER] LJ parameters for HO and HW
From: Jason Swails (jason.swails_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sun Nov 08 2009 - 09:14:45 CST
It will behave just fine because the VDW sphere for the oxygen is large
enough to provide repulsion for that type of interaction.
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 1:09 AM, manoj singh <mks.amber_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.
> As you stated in your second paragraph, the L-J parameter is need for
> correct modeling of electron cloud, which include dispersion effect. But
> here, you have hydrogen with charge (some electron cloud and nucleus ) but
> no L-J parameter. Means, with a highly negative species, all attractive
> interaction but no repulsive interaction which can cause several problem
> like singularity. I am not sure how the water here will behave around a
> Glutamate or phosphate.
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 12:50 AM, Jason Swails <jason.swails_at_gmail.com
> > Hello,
> > The reason for HO atoms (hydrogens bonded to oxygens) have no van der
> > radius (A and B L-J coefficients) was covered in the mailing list
> > here http://archive.ambermd.org/200910/0304.html. Atomic charges in
> > are put as point charges at the nuclear locations of each atom. Nuclear
> > locations exist regardless of whether or not an atom has a vdw sphere, so
> > these hydrogens must certainly have a charge (no hydrogen bonded to an
> > oxygen will have 0 charge), but no vdw radius.
> > Also note that van der Waals potential terms and electrostatic potential
> > terms are fundamentally different. Electrostatic interactions are simple
> > coulombic interactions arising from fixed charges. VDW interactions are
> > more subtle, and are actually an empirical fit (using r^-12 and r^-6
> > to model dispersion effects of electron "clouds" (more accurately the
> > respective orbitals of neighboring systems). Dispersion is a quantum
> > mechanical effect that arises from the correlated motions of electrons
> > which
> > is why L-J is needed at all (since simple electrostatic potentials cannot
> > capture this effect).
> > Hope this helps. Good luck!
> > Jason
> > On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 12:21 AM, manoj singh <mks.amber_at_gmail.com>
> > > Hi all !
> > >
> > > I am having trouble in understanding why the L-J parameters for HO and
> > > is
> > > 0.00, as written in parameter file.
> > >
> > > If it is 0, then how amber manages to treat charges on it.
> > >
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