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Lier, B; Poliak, P; Marquetand, P; Westermayr, J; Oostenbrink, C.
(2022): BuRNN: Buffer Region Neural Network Approach for Polarizable-Embedding Neural Network/Molecular Mechanics Simulations
J PHYS CHEM LETT. 2022; 13(17): 3812-3818. FullText FullText_BOKU

Abstract:
Hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) simulations have advanced the field of computational chemistry tremendously. However, they require the partitioning of a system into two different regions that are treated at different levels of theory, which can cause artifacts at the interface. Furthermore, they are still limited by high computational costs of quantum chemical calculations. In this work, we develop the buffer region neural network (BuRNN), an alternative approach to existing QM/MM schemes, which introduces a buffer region that experiences full electronic polarization by the inner QM region to minimize artifacts. The interactions between the QM and the buffer region are described by deep neural networks (NNs), which leads to the high computational efficiency of this hybrid NN/MM scheme while retaining quantum chemical accuracy. We demonstrate the BuRNN approach by performing NN/MM simulations of the hexa-aqua iron complex.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Lier Bettina
Oostenbrink Chris
Poliak Peter
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