Novel simulation model for many-body multipole dispersion interactions

M.A. Hoef, van der, P.A. Madden

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Abstract

We present a novel simulation technique, within the framework of a molecular dynamics simulation, which accounts for both two- and three-body dispersion interactions, up to the triple-quadrupole interaction. This technique involves a unification of molecular dynamics and quantum-mechanical variational methods, in the spirit of the Car-Parrinello method. The advantage of this new method compared to existing techniques for simulating three-body dispersion forces, is that it allows for a consistent treatment of both dispersion damping and periodic boundary conditions at the pair and three-body level. The latter means that it would be possible, for the first time, to include many-body dispersion effects in the simulation of bulk properties of materials, without making use of effective pair potentials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-433
Number of pages17
JournalMolecular Physics
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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