surfaceTensionTarget - Surface Tension per interface or per bilayer

From: Jon Fuller (
Date: Wed Jan 11 2012 - 04:25:24 CST

Dear NAMD users,

I wanted to clarify the usage of the Pressure Control keyword
surfaceTensionTarget. If I set the value to 30.0 (dyn/cm) for a solvated
lipid bilayer system, am I applying a total surface tension of 60.0 dyn/cm
to the bilayer, or 30.0 dyn/cm?

Or asking the question another way. Does surfaceTensionTarget apply a per
interface or per bilayer surface tension?

Thanks in advance,


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