ISSN:
0192-8651

Keywords:
hybrid Monte Carlo
;
generalized ensemble
;
reweighting
;
n-butane
;
triribonucleotide
;
Chemistry
;
Theoretical, Physical and Computational Chemistry

Source:
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000

Topics:
Chemistry and Pharmacology
,
Computer Science

Notes:
A hybrid Monte Carlo method with adaptive temperature choice is presented that exactly generates the distribution of a mixed-canonical ensemble composed of two canonical ensembles at low and high temperature. The analysis of resulting Markov chains with the reweighting technique shows an efficient sampling of the canonical distribution at low temperature whereas the high temperature component facilitates conformational transitions, which allows shorter simulation times. The algorithm is tested by comparing analytical and numerical results for the small n-butane molecule before simulations are performed for a triribonucleotide. Sampling the complex multiminima energy landscape of this small RNA segment, we observe enforced crossing of energy barriers. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. J Comput Chem 19: 1689-1697, 1998

Additional Material:
8 Ill.

Type of Medium:
Electronic Resource

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