Here, extensions to quantum chemical nanoreactor molecular dynamics simulations for discovering complex reactive events are presented. The species-selective algorithm, where the nanoreactor effectively works for the selected desired reactants, was introduced to the original scheme. Moreover, for efficient simulations of large model systems with the modified approach, the divide-and-conquer linear-scaling density functional tight-binding method was exploited. Two illustrative applications of the polymerization of propylene and cyclopropane mixtures and the aggregation of sodium chloride from aqueous solutions indicate that species-selective quantum chemical nanoreactor molecular dynamics is a promising method to accelerate the sampling of multicomponent chemical processes proceeding under relatively mild conditions.
Species-selective nanoreactor molecular dynamics simulations based on linear-scaling tight-binding quantum chemical calculations
Note: This paper is part of the JCP Special Topic on Modern Semiempirical Electronic Structure Methods.
Yoshifumi Nishimura, Hiromi Nakai; Species-selective nanoreactor molecular dynamics simulations based on linear-scaling tight-binding quantum chemical calculations. J. Chem. Phys. 7 February 2023; 158 (5): 054106. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0132573
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