[Pw_forum] Re: Continuum solvation in Quantum-ESPRESSO: Environ module released
nisihara225 at gmail.com
nisihara225 at gmail.com
Sat May 9 14:26:29 CEST 2015
Dear Dr. Oliviero Andreussi, and the Team of ‘Environ’,
I am interested in your solvent model based on continuum approximation,
and I will use the Environ package for my research.
Now, I am developing another solvent theory for the Quantum ESPRESSO.
The solvent theory is the 3D-RISM-SCF ( 3 Dimensional Reference Interaction Site
Model coupled with SCF ). The 3D-RISM-SCF treats solvent molecules as
classical force field, and optimizes statistical distributions of solvents directly.
You can checkout the source code of the 3D-RISM-SCF, from the URL:
Also, you can compile and execute calculations.
For a benchmark of the 3D-RISM-SCF,
I would like for you to allow me to use the ‘TestSet’ composed of 240 molecules,
which is released at the URL:
I will publish papers before long, to complete details of the implimention
and results of benchmarks.
差出人: Oliviero Andreussi
送信日時: 2015年5月6日 水曜日 17:49
宛先: Pw_forum at pwscf.org
Dear users of Quantum-ESPRESSO,
In the past years and together with other researchers and developers of
QE (Nicola Marzari, Ismaila Dabo, Iurii Timrov and others) I have been
developing a module, interfaced with PW and other programs of the QE
distribution, aimed at describing the effects of external environments,
treated as classical continuum bodies, on first-principles systems. This
email is to advertise the first public release of this module
http://qe-forge.org/gf/project/electroemb/frs/, with more information
available on the project website: www.quantum-environ.org
The main feature of the module, named Environ, is the possibility to
include in the Hamiltonian of the system the electrostatic effects of a
continuum dielectric solvent, similarly to what is commonly done in the
quantum-chemistry literature by approaches such as the Polarizable
Continuum Model (PCM) or COSMO. Similarly to these methods, the
continuum approximation allows to introduce environment (solvent)
effects in a computationally inexpensive way, with the final cost of the
calculation being only slightly higher than a calculation in vacuum.
Contrary to those methods, our approach has a natural definition of the
boundary between the quantum-mechanical and the continuum region, based
on the work of Fattebert and Gygi (2002, 2003), Scherlis et al (2006)
and our own (2012, 2013), which adapts self-consistently to the
electronic density of the system and relies on a much limited number of
numerical parameters: from this the acronym SCCS, self-consistent
continuum solvation, that identifies the solvation model at the core of
SCCS is ideally suited for periodic and partially periodic (slab, wires)
systems (Andreussi 2014) and, being interfaced with PW, allows to treat
metallic systems and to perform molecular dynamics simulations. In
addition to PW, also the NEB code, for the calculation of reaction
paths, and the TDDFpT code, for the calculation of optical spectra, can
be used with Environ, the latter thanks to the work of Iurii Timrov and
Stefano Baroni (Timrov 2015). Extensions to interface Environ with the
CP code are in progress.
A few applications of the module have already appeared in the
literature, a full bibliography is available on the website homepage.
Basic instructions on installation of the module and on performing
simulations with it are also available in the documentation section of
the webpage http://www.quantum-environment.org/documentation.html and I
would be more than happy to clarify any doubt and provide support, in
case those information were insufficient.
Senior Postdoctoral Associate
Universita' della Svizzera Italiana
J. L. Fattebert and F. Gygi, J. Comput. Chem. 23, 662 (2002).
J. L. Fattebert and F. Gygi, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 93, 139 (2003).
D. A. Scherlis, J. L. Fattebert, F. Gygi, M. Cococcioni, and N. Marzari,
J. Chem. Phys. 124, 074103 (2006).
O. Andreussi, I. Dabo, and N. Marzari, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 064102 (2012).
C. Dupont, O. Andreussi, and N. Marzari, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 214110 (2013).
O. Andreussi and N. Marzari, Phys. Rev. B 90, 245101 (2014).
I. Timrov, O. Andreussi, A. Biancardi, N. Marzari and S. Baroni, J.
Chem. Phys. 142, 034111 (2015).
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