Accelerated simulations of aromatic polymers: Application to polyether ether ketone (PEEK)

Richard J. Broadbent, James S. Spencer, Arash A. Mostofi, Adrian P. Sutton

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Abstract

For aromatic polymers, the out-of-plane oscillations of aromatic groups limit the maximum accessible time step in a molecular dynamics simulation. We present a systematic approach to removing such high-frequency oscillations from planar groups along aromatic polymer backbones, while preserving the dynamical properties of the system. We consider, as an example, the industrially important polymer, polyether ether ketone (PEEK), and show that this coarse graining technique maintains excellent agreement with the fully flexible all-atom and all-atom rigid bond models whilst allowing the time step to increase fivefold to 5 fs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2672-2680
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Physics
Volume112
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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