[CP2K:4836] R_CUTOFF vdWaals pair potential

hut... at pci.uzh.ch hut... at pci.uzh.ch
Tue Dec 17 11:44:47 UTC 2013


where is this coming from
"in order to NOT exceed recommended 
     maximal value for this box size, namely half the box size"

we recommend to use a larger value.


Juerg Hutter

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From: JanLos 
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Date: 12/17/2013 12:35PM
Subject: [CP2K:4836] R_CUTOFF vdWaals pair potential

                    Dear CP2K developpers,
     I  was wondering about the comment in the section 
     saying "The cutoff will be 2 times this value". 
     If I stick to the default value of 10.06 Angstrom for this     parameter, 
     the cut-off will be 20.12 Angstrom, which is pretty large, but OK. 
     If this is really what is applied, then it would imply that for a     cubic simulation 
     box of 20 A cube with periodic boundary conditions, R_CUTOFF should     not 
     be set larger than 5.0 Angstrom in order to NOT exceed recommended 
     maximal value for this box size, namely half the box size. Do I see     this correctly ?
     It's just that the comment " The cutoff will be 2 times this       value" confuses me, 
     asking myself why this input parameter been defined in this way.
     By the way, is the minimal image convention applied for the     calculation
     of these interactions ?
                                                                        Regards,                  Jan Los
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