Generalized Moment Correction for Long-Ranged Electrostatics

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Abstract

Describing long-ranged electrostatics using short-ranged pair potentials is appealing because the computational complexity scales linearly with the number of particles. The foundation of the approach presented here is to mimic the long-ranged medium response by cancelling electric multipoles within a small cutoff sphere. We propose a rigorous and formally exact new method that cancels up to infinitely many multipole moments and is free of operational damping parameters often required in existing theories. Using molecular dynamics simulations of water with and without added salt, we discuss radial distribution functions, Kirkwood-Buff integrals, dielectrics, diffusion coefficients, and angular correlations in relation to existing electrostatic models. We find that the proposed method is an efficient and accurate alternative for handling long-ranged electrostatics as compared to Ewald summation schemes. The methodology and proposed parameterization are applicable also for dipole-dipole interactions.

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)3737-3745
Antal sidor9
TidskriftJournal of Chemical Theory and Computation
Volym16
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 2020
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa