Practical: MATERIAL SIMULATIONS

In this part of the course, you will be able to set up a model of the system of your choice. I will provide input files to create and set up systems used in my publications and work:

  1. Amino acids and layered double hydroxides – the study of the prebiotic formation of protobiomolecules.
  2. Crude oil components and silicate clays – the study of the effect of soils for the enhanced oil recovery (Big thanks to Tom Underwood who originally set up and validated all the systems).
  3. Graphene sheet and crude oil – the study of the effect of asphaltenes deposition on enchanced oil recovery (Big thanks to Shansi Thian for providing the inputs and guidelines).
  4. Zwitterionic glyphosate molecules and silicate clays – the study of the interactions of herbicides and soils.
  5. Dynamics withing diamantane crystal – the study of the relation between SS-NMR and MD for the understanding of dynamics in solids.

Please NOTE, since some of the work has not been published yet, set up for systems are available only ON REQUEST.

This practical will span over two sessions: in the first session we will construct the system and submit it to run on the HPC. Calculations can run until the following session. This will provide enough time to complete simulation and analyze data. We will spend the second session finishing analysis, plotting data and discussing results.

To start building your system, see the example set up for the Clay-Oil and Graphene-Water simulations.