dihedral_style cosine/squared/restricted command


dihedral_style cosine/squared/restricted


dihedral_style cosine/squared/restricted
dihedral_coeff 1 10.0 120


New in version 17Apr2024.

The cosine/squared/restricted dihedral style uses the potential

\[E = K [\cos(\phi) - \cos(\phi_0)]^2 / \sin^2(\phi)\]

, which is commonly used in the MARTINI force field.

See (Bulacu) for a description of the restricted dihedral for the MARTINI force field.

The following coefficients must be defined for each dihedral type via the dihedral_coeff command as in the example above, or in the data file or restart files read by the read_data or read_restart commands:

  • \(K\) (energy)

  • \(\phi_0\) (degrees)

\(\phi_0\) is specified in degrees, but LAMMPS converts it to radians internally.


This dihedral style can only be used if LAMMPS was built with the EXTRA-MOLECULE package. See the Build package doc page for more info.



(Bulacu) Bulacu, Goga, Zhao, Rossi, Monticelli, Periole, Tieleman, Marrink, J Chem Theory Comput, 9, 3282-3292 (2013).