A quantum molecular simulation method applicable to biological molecules is proposed. Ab initio fragment molecular orbital method-based molecular dynamics (FMO-MD) combines molecular dynamics simulation with the ab initio fragment molecular orbital method. Here, FMO computes the force acting on each atom's nucleus while MD computes the nuclei's time-dependent evolutions. FMO-MD successfully simulated a small polypeptide, demonstrating the method's applicability to biological molecules.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry