bond_style gaussian command


bond_style gaussian


bond_style gaussian
bond_coeff 1 300.0 2 0.0128 0.375 3.37 0.0730 0.148 3.63


The gaussian bond style uses the potential:

\[E = -k_B T ln\left(\sum_{i=1}^{n} \frac{A_i}{w_i \sqrt{\pi/2}} exp\left( \frac{-(r-r_{i})^2}{w_i^2})\right) \right)\]

This analytical form is a suitable potential for obtaining mesoscale effective force fields which can reproduce target atomistic distributions (Milano)

The following coefficients must be defined for each bond type via the bond_coeff command as in the example above, or in the data file or restart files read by the read_data or read_restart commands:

  • T temperature at which the potential was derived

  • \(n\) (integer >=1)

  • \(A_1\) (-)

  • \(w_1\) (-)

  • \(r_1\) (length)

  • \(A_n\) (-)

  • \(w_n\) (-)

  • \(r_n\) (length)


This bond style can only be used if LAMMPS was built with the USER-MISC package. See the Build package doc page for more info.



(Milano) G. Milano, S. Goudeau, F. Mueller-Plathe, J. Polym. Sci. B Polym. Phys. 43, 871 (2005).