A Generic Force Field Based on Quantum Chemical Topology

  • Paul L. A. Popelier


This paper presents the present status of force fields, their need in nanosecond simulations of systems of current chemical and biological interest, and finally the important steps in charge density research that are paving the way to generic force fields more tightly related to the real physics of chemical intra- and intermolecular interactions. The transferability of force fields is discussed, emphasizing that “fitting” procedures will be progressively replaced by “learning” procedures of how a molecule react to an embedding environment. The various components of interactions between molecules are also discussed.


Force Field Water Cluster Multipole Moment Multipole Expansion Natural Population Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB)ManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of ChemistryUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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