From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 21:45:08 CDT

On Mon, 2011-06-06 at 22:10 -0400, Sally Fisher wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using the Dipole Monitoring Visualization tool in the VMD GUI and
> am having trouble interpreting the vector direction. Does the vector
> point from negative to positive?

yes, that is correct.

you can easily verify this, if you select
a single water molecule for drawing a dipole.
the arrow should (almost) centered on the oxygen
atom and point towards the hydrogen atoms.


> Thanks for your help,
> Sally
> Sally Fisher
> Department of Chemistry
> University of Richmond, VA 23173

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.