|Title||Fast Centroid Molecular Dynamics: a Force-matching Approach for the Predetermination of the Effective Centroid Forces|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Hone, TD, Izvekov, S, Voth, GA|
|Journal||J Chem Phys|
A fast centroid molecular dynamics (CMD) methodology is proposed in which the effective centroid forces are predetermined through a force-matching algorithm applied to a standard path integral molecular dynamics simulation. The resulting method greatly reduces the computational cost of generating centroid trajectories, thus extending the applicability of CMD. The method is applied to the study of liquid para-hydrogen at two state points and liquid ortho-deuterium at one state point. The static and dynamical results are compared to those obtained from full adiabatic CMD simulations and found to be in excellent agreement for all three systems; the transport properties are also compared to experiment and found to have a similar level of agreement.