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[lammps-users] Fwd: pcff force field

From: Vanessa Oklejas <voklejas@...24...>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:58:37 +0000

Please, always email the lammps user list when responding. 

What version of lammps are you using? I believe the most current stable version for download (17 August 2017) lists a force field file (*.frc) for pcff in ./tools/msi2lmp/frc_files/. So I imagine that producing a lammps-style data files using types from the pcff force field should be possible. There are a few places where you might run into stumbling blocks that I can think of off the top of my head: (1) I think pcff is a class 2 type force field, which I think requires a special flag when you invoke msi2lmp. (2) It's possible MS might have additional atom types in their version of pcff that are not present in the pcff.frc file that is part of the lammps distribution. 

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From: Rajesh <creativeidleminds@...24...>
Date: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: [lammps-users] pcff force field
To: Vanessa Oklejas <voklejas@...24...>

Dear Vanessa,
I tried with msi2lmp tool but it is inconsistent with pcff force field. Cant we use vmd or moltemplate for the same?

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:55 PM, Rajesh <creativeidleminds@...24...> wrote:
Thank you Vanessa, will give it a try.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:28 PM, Vanessa Oklejas <voklejas@...24...> wrote:
See the msi2lmp tool located in the tools directory of your LAMMPS package. You need to build this tool before you use it, but that's relatively straightforward. See the README file in the msi2lmp directory for specific instructions.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:50 AM Rajesh <creativeidleminds@...24...> wrote:
Dear Dr Shan

Thank you for your reply. Is there any tool that can convert material studio files to lammps input with all coefficients defined automatically.?


On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:12 PM, Ray Shan <rshan@...1795...> wrote:

Like anyother valence force fields, pcff is invoked via a combination of pair, bond, angle, dihedral, and improper styles.  Pcff belongs to the class2 family, so check the doc page with anything that is “class2”.





From: Rajesh <creativeidleminds@...24...>
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 9:37 AM
To: LAMMPS Users Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [lammps-users] pcff force field


Dear lammps users


I am trying to simulate a polymer in lammps with pcff. Is there any option for pcff field in lammps? How can I achieve this? I didn't find anything in manual on pcff. Any help will be appreciated. I found some file pcff.frc in lammps folder. I think pcff in not included a pair_style in lammps?





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