Question on finding suitable force field for MD simulations

From: Fung Wai Keung (
Date: Fri Mar 12 2004 - 21:00:06 CST

Dear all,

I am new to MD simulation and NAMD. I would like to run MD simulations
on manipulation (like pushing) carbon nanotube on various substrate
surfaces (eg. SiO2), but I cannot find suitable force field parameters
for atom types that rarely exists in proteins or DNA, like Si and
metals. Would you please point me to references on where to find the
necessary parameters (bond lengths, bond bending angles, torsion angles,
parameters for computing LJ potentials) for simulations?

Thanks in advance.

Wai-keung, Fung
Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.,
Hong Kong
Tel: (852)26098056      Fax: (852)26036002

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