# 8-6 Lennard-Jones potential

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The **8-6 Lennard-Jones potential** (also known as the 6-8 potential) is a variant the more well known Lennard-Jones model. It is particularly useful for computing non-bonded interactions. The potential is given by (Eq. 4 in^{[1]}):

where

- is the intermolecular pair potential between two particles or
*sites* - is the distance, , at which is a minimum.
- is the well depth (energy)