Highlights with ‘ReaxFF’

Capacitive mechanism of birnessite uncovered by experiments and simulations

The adsorption and intercalation of ions from the electrolyte into the interlayers of the electrode material is a key process in electrochemical energy storage. It is described by two adsorption extremes: 1) adsorption involving mainly...

Insights into the instabilities of halide perovskite with ReaxFF

Halide perovskites have attracted enormous attention over the recent years. The combination of their high conversion efficiencies, low production costs, and ease of fabrication make them ideal candidates for use in solar cell technology. Despite...

AMS2021: automatic reaction pathways, new excited state functionality

The SCM team is happy to announce the 2021.1 release of the Amsterdam Modeling Suite. This release features new potential energy surface exploration tools to automatically locate minima, transition states, and binding sites with all...

AMS2020 released: ML Potentials, G0W0, QM/MM, multiple COSMO-RS species

The SCM team is proud to present the Amsterdam Modeling Suite 2020. Read the release notes for more details. A fast G0W0 and RPA implementation is available in ADF. Furthermore, ADF has been fully integrated...

Accelerated ReaxFF simulations of biodegradation of polymers

Biodegradable polymers with elastic properties have gained tremendous attention in the field of tissue engineering. Polyesters are prevalent biomaterials used for fabricating scaffolds for bone tissues. Recently, the reactivity of hexanediol-co-citric acid was studied using...

Solid electrolyte interface formation in lithium-ion batteries with ReaxFF

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are widely used in most portable chargeable electronics, such as laptops and cell phones, but also in electric vehicles. An essential part of LIBs is the solid electrolyte interface (SEI) which is...

New tutorial: visualizing and editing ReaxFF force fields with ADFtrain

Researchers who are building new reactive force fields will benefit from the command line ReaxFF utils. They could also enjoy the graphical user interface tool ADFtrain, which helps to set up training data for ReaxFF...

A mechanically and electronically robust graphene-based molecular junction

A molecular device, which is both mechanically and electronically stable under operating conditions at room temperature has recently been developed. In the report in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, and Israel...

ReaxFF strikes back: the return of the gold nanoparticles

Their delivery power awakens In a recent combined experimental and computational study, it was shown that ReaxFF can realistically describe functonalized gold nanoparticles to understand and predict antibiotic release. This proves great promise for simulations...

AMS2019 released: ReaxFF fitting, polymers, AMS with GFN1-xTB & MOPAC

We are proud to announce the new major release of the Amsterdam Modeling Suite, AMS2019, containing many new powerful capabilities through the AMS driver. Set up advanced PES explorations such as accelerated MD, molecule gun,...