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The efficiency of their approach is very impressive (although their current implementation is able to deal only with acyclic molecules). , the maximum change allowed to each dihedral angle). A comparison of the annealing method with a fixed-temperature Metropolis Monte Carlo search showed that the latter approach was not as successful at finding the global minimum as simulated annealing. Interestingly, the fixed-temperature Metropolis runs were most successful at a fairly narrow range of temperatures, somewhere between the initial and final temperatures used for the annealing runs.

Typical units are cyclohexane, carboxyl, and butane. ” This symbolic conformation of the molecule is then criticized to ensure that there are no problems with it. If satisfactory, the conformation is constructed by joining togetherss appropriate coordinate templates. Additional checks are used to reject unsatisfactory structures as early as possible. To search the whole conformational space of the molecule, all possible combinations of unit conformations are examined in a systematic fashion. WIZARD has been used to analyze a wide variety of “small” molecules and has also been extended to cover some types of transition metal coordination complexes.

This modified Monte Carlo procedure when used to explore the conformational space of BM’I was found to be much more efficient than a “conventional” Monte Carlo simulation. It was also estimated to be more efficient than an equivalent molecular dynamics simulation. Further Uses of the Metropolis Algorithm in Random Searching Methods Some random searching methods that incorporate minimization (and are thus not true simulations) also use the Metropolis criterion to determine the starting structure for each iteration.

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