Hybrid QM/MM Molecular Dynamics with AMOEBA Polarizable Embedding

Abstract : We present the implementation of a Born-Oppenheimer (BO) hybrid Quantum Mechan-ics/Molecular Mechanics (QM/MM) Molecular Dynamics (MD) strategy using Density Functional Theory (DFT) and the polarizable AMOEBA force field. This approach couples the Gaussian and Tinker suite of programs through a variational formalism allowing for a full self-consistent relaxation of both the AMOEBA induced dipoles and the DFT electronic density at each MD step. As the DFT SCF cycles are the limiting factor in terms of computational efforts and MD stability, we focus on the latter aspect and compare the Time-Reversible BO (TR– BO) and the Extended BO Lagrangian approaches (XL–BO) to the MD propagation. The XL–BO approach allows for stable, energy-conserving trajectories offering various perspectives for hybrid simulations using polarizable force fields.
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Daniele Loco, Louis Lagardère, Stefano Caprasecca, Filippo Lipparini, Benedetta Mennucci, et al.. Hybrid QM/MM Molecular Dynamics with AMOEBA Polarizable Embedding. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, American Chemical Society, 2017, ⟨10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00572⟩. ⟨hal-01571619v2⟩

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