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Introducing a novel method based on the imperialistic competitive algorithm to determine fluorine intermolecular potential from ab initio calculations and calculation of some properties via MD simulations

Pedram Payvandy, Saeedeh Tashakor, Mohammad R. Noorbala, Mansoor Namazian, Hossein Mohammadi-Manesh

In this work, the possibility of obtaining an accurate site-site potential model suitable for use in molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of fluorine from ab initio calculations has been explored. The exploration was made on ab initio calculations. To reduce the ab initio pair potentials into a site-site potential, a higher significance was assigned to the configuration which is more stable. For this purpose, the imperialistic competitive algorithm (ICA) was implemented as a powerful optimisation tool. The calculated second virial coefficients were compared to the experimental values to test the quality of the presented intermolecular potential. The relative error for the calculated second virial coefficient ranged from 0.1 to 5.6%. MD simulations were used to evaluate the ability of the proposed intermolecular potential function. The relative error for the MD simulations ranged from 0.5 to 5.2%. The results are in good agreement with experimental data.

Publisher URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08927022.2017.1366655

DOI: 10.1080/08927022.2017.1366655

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