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Re: [lammps-users] Kokkos Reax Package Development Plan

From: "James Kress" <jimkress_58@...5633...>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:37:09 -0400



Thank for your response.  Improving the performance of qeq is a worthy goal. 


Unfortunately, the qeq method (and EEM) has a few drawbacks, the worst being its inability to restrain long-range charge-transfer, even between molecular fragments that are well separated, or by unphysically reducing the charge on species like OH-, Na+, etc. in a biomolecular environment.


ACKS2 significantly reduces these problems and is why the current ReaxFF method incorporates it as the charge equilibration methodology.  Some descriptive overview can be found here:


And the references cited therein go into more detail.


An independent, coded implementation of ACKS2 can be found here:


I would suggest it to you for your inspection to see if it might facilitate ACKS2 implementation in the Kokkos package.


Thanks for your consideration.




From: Moore, Stan [mailto:stamoor@...3...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:16 PM
To: jimkress_58@...5633...;
Cc: Thompson, Aidan <athomps@...3...>
Subject: RE: Kokkos Reax Package Development Plan




We are currently working on implementing the Extended-Lagrangian scheme for fix qeq in LAMMPS USER-REAXC, see the discussion here: Once this is in the regular version of LAMMPS it could easily be added to the Kokkos version as well. Aidan, anything to add?




From: James Kress [mailto:jimkress_58@...5813....]
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 4:03 PM
Cc: Moore, Stan <stamoor@...3...>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Kokkos Reax Package Development Plan


Is there any working being done on (or planned for) the Kokkos Reax package to incorporate ACKS2 and eReaxFF?



Jim Kress