New force field for molecular simulation and crystal design developed based on the “data mining” method
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- Hofmann, D.W.M. & Kuleshova, L.N. Crystallogr. Rep. (2005) 50: 335. doi:10.1134/1.1887910
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The Data Mining algorithm is used to analyze the information of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) with the aim to develop a force field which describes intermolecular interactions. The force-field parameters obtained are successfully tested in calculations of sublimation energy; in construction of polar crystals; in prediction of crystal packings, including predictions based on X-ray powder diffraction data; and in prognosis of protein-ligand interactions and stability of polymorphs. The parametrization developed may also be used in other programs. The parameters are given for all the atomic species encountered in the CSD together with the instructions for their use.