Psi4 QM SMARTS Torsion Scan

Performs a 1-D torsion energy scan on a torsion specified by the user input SMARTS pattern. Scanning is performed with the OETorsionScan function from the OESzybki Toolkit at a specified resolution (in degrees). This function includes a force field minimization of all internal degrees of freedom except for the selected torsion. Then, an optional QM calculation is performed, either an optimization (adiabatic=True) or a single point energy (SPE) calculation (adiabatic=False). In the case of the QM optimization, the torsion is constrained and all other degrees of freedom are relaxed further. The output of this Floe is a multi-conformer molecule for each input molecule where each conformer represents one angle from the torsion scan.

Extra Required Parameters

  • Optimization Switch (boolean) : When turned on, a geometry optimization is performed constraining only the scanned torsion. When off, a single point energy calculation is performed on the force field optimized conformers.
    Default: True
  • QM Switch (boolean) : When turned on, a QM calculation is performed; either single point energy or optimization as set with the ‘Optimization Switch.’ parameter. When turned off, only the force field energies are reported for each torsion scan.
    Default: True
  • Input Dataset (data_source) : The dataset(s) to read records from
  • Psi4 Torsion Scan Output (dataset_out) : Dataset to store torsion scan output records.
    Default: torscan_output
  • SMARTS Pattern (string) : The string that defines the substructure as a SMARTS.
    Default: [!#1]~[!#1]-!@[!#1]~[!#1]
  • Failure Output (dataset_out) : Dataset to store records which fail during this Floe.
    Default: psi4_torscan_failures