A novel statistical procedure has been developed to optimize the parameters of nonbonded force fields of metal ions in soft matter. The criterion for the optimization is the minimization of the deviations from ab initio forces and energies calculated for model systems. The method exploits the combination of the linear ridge regression and the cross-validation techniques with the differential evolution algorithm. Wide freedom in the choice of the functional form of the force fields is allowed since both linear and nonlinear parameters can be optimized. In order to maximize the information content of the data employed in the fitting procedure, the composition of the training set is entrusted to a combinatorial optimization algorithm which maximizes the dissimilarity of the included instances. The methodology has been validated using the force field parametrization of five metal ions (Zn2+, Ni2+, Mg2+, Ca2+, and Na+) in water as test cases.
|Titolo:||Force Field Parametrization of Metal Ions from Statistical Learning Techniques|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Parole Chiave:||Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Optimization; Molecular mechanics; Energy; Metals,Ions|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00779|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|