Special Issue "Multiscale Chemical Modeling and Simulations Using Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics (QM/MM)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: molecular modeling and simulation; theoretical photophysics and photochemistry; time resolved spectroscopy; non-adiabatic phenomena; structural biophysics; DNA photosensitization; DNA lesions and repair mechanism; epigenetic regulations
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Interests: computational biochemistry; molecular dynamics; structural biology; QM/MM; DNA damage and repair; photochemistry; supramolecular systems
Interests: computational chemistry; photochemistry and photophysics; ultrafast spectroscopy; quantum mechanics/ molecular mechanics methods; photoswitches and motors; DNA damage; mechanochemistry
This Special Issue of Molecules is dedicated to the developments and applications of theoretical and computational methods in the description of environmental effects. Especially, it aims at covering the different flavors of hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods, as a tool to explicitly include the effects of the surroundings on the molecular system. Indeed, QM/MM multiscaling approach constitutes an emerging field across the last decade, as a key to describe–and in some cases predict–both chemical reactivity and spectroscopic properties.
All researchers working in the field are cordially invited to contribute with original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue, reporting on ground-state, as well as excited-state, QM/MM simulations, hence including thermal processes and also photophysical and photochemical phenomena. Specific solvent effects, along with biological mechanisms and materials inspired systems will be welcome.
Dr. Antonio Monari
Dr. Elise Dumont
Dr. Marco Marazzi
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- Quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics
- Environmental effects
- Chemical reactivity