Self-consistent charge density functional tight-binding (SCC-DFTB) is a semiempirical method based on density functional theory and has in many cases been shown to provide relative energies and geometries comparable in accuracy to full DFT or ab initio MP2 calculations using large basis sets. This article shows an implementation of the SCC-DFTB method as part of the new QM/MM support in the AMBER 9 molecular dynamics program suite. Details of the implementation and examples of applications are shown.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry