Species-selective nanoreactor molecular dynamics simulations based on linear-scaling tight-binding quantum chemical calculations

Yoshifumi Nishimura, Hiromi Nakai
Here, extensions to quantum chemical nanoreactor molecular dynamics simulations for discovering complex reactive events are presented. The species-selective algorithm, where the nanoreactor effectively works for the selected desired reactants, was introduced to the original scheme. Moreover, for efficient simulations of large model systems with the modified approach, the divide-and-conquer linear-scaling density functional tight-binding method was exploited. Two illustrative applications of the
more » ... polymerization of propylene and cyclopropane mixtures and the aggregation of sodium chloride from aqueous solutions indicate that species-selective quantum chemical nanoreactor molecular dynamics is a promising method to accelerate the sampling of multicomponent chemical processes proceeding under relatively mild conditions.
doi:10.1063/5.0132573 pmid:36754823 fatcat:fijjzfpu5vf7lphvg545favyki