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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2004, 5(4), 154-173; doi:10.3390/i5040154
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Complexity and Convergence of Electrostatic and van der Waals Energies within PME and Cutoff Methods

1, 1,*  and 2,*
Received: 15 December 2003; Accepted: 11 March 2004 / Published: 1 April 2004
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Abstract: In this paper, we report a detailed comparison between the popularly used cutoff and Particle Mesh Ewald (PME) methods in terms of the time complexity and the energy convergence of the long-range electrostatic and van der Waals interaction calculations. For the comparison, we performed various calculations on various representative biological molecules, including seven peptides and proteins, eleven oligonucleotides, and three conformations of a nucleotide-sugar. The results provide useful insights into the appropriate choice of the methods (i.e. the cutoff or PME) and that of the cutoff values for the calculations on different kinds of molecules. It has also been demonstrated that for some cases using different cutoff values for calculating the electrostatic and van der Waals interaction energies will be computationally more efficient.
Keywords: Van der Waals energy; electrostatic energy; convergence of energy; PME; cutoff method Van der Waals energy; electrostatic energy; convergence of energy; PME; cutoff method
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Vařeková, R.S.; Koča, J.; Zhang, C.-G. Complexity and Convergence of Electrostatic and van der Waals Energies within PME and Cutoff Methods. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2004, 5, 154-173.

AMA Style

Vařeková RS, Koča J, Zhang C-G. Complexity and Convergence of Electrostatic and van der Waals Energies within PME and Cutoff Methods. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2004; 5(4):154-173.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Vařeková, Radka S.; Koča, Jaroslav; Zhang, Chang-Guo. 2004. "Complexity and Convergence of Electrostatic and van der Waals Energies within PME and Cutoff Methods." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 5, no. 4: 154-173.


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