Electrostatics in periodic slab geometries. II

Jason de Joannis, Axel Arnold, Christian Holm
2002 Journal of Chemical Physics  
In a previous paper a method was developed to subtract the interactions due to periodically replicated charges (or other long-range entities) in one spatial dimension. The method constitutes a generalized "electrostatic layer correction" (ELC) which adapts any standard 3D summation method to slab-like conditions. Here the implementation of the layer correction is considered in detail for the standard Ewald (EW3DLC) and the PPPM mesh Ewald (PPPMLC) methods. In particular this method offers a
more » ... ng control on the accuracy and an improved computational complexity of O(N log N) for mesh-based implementations. We derive anisotropic Ewald error formulas and give some fundamental guidelines for optimization. A demonstration of the accuracy, error formulas and computation times for typical systems is also presented.
doi:10.1063/1.1491954 fatcat:ibfg4vorezdgdlsoksozh7jpvy