ms2 features the two main molecular simulation techniques, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo. It supports the calculation of vapor-liquid equilibria of pure fluids and multi-component mixtures described by rigid molecular models on the basis of the grand equilibrium method. Furthermore, it is capable of sampling various classical ensembles and yields numerous thermodynamic properties. To evaluate the chemical potential, Widom's test molecule method and gradual insertion are implemented. Transport properties are determined by equilibrium MD simulations following the Green-Kubo formalism.
ms2 is written in Fortran90 and optimized for a fast execution on a broad range of computer architectures, spanning from single processor PCs over PC-clusters and vector computers to high-end parallel machines. The standard Message Passing Interface (MPI) is used for parallelization and ms2 is therefore easily portable onto a broad range of computing platforms. Feature tools facilitate the interaction with the code and the interpretation of input and output files. The accuracy and reliability of ms2 has been shown for a large variety of fluids in preceding work.
- Stephan Deublein, Bernhard Eckl, Jürgen Stoll, Sergey V.Lishchuk, Gabriela Guevara-Carrion, Colin W. Glass, Thorsten Merker, Martin Bernreuther, Hans Hasse, Jadran Vrabec "ms2: A molecular simulation tool for thermodynamic properties", Computer Physics Communications 182 pp. 2350-2367 (2011)
- Colin W.Glass, Steffen Reiser, Gábor Rutkai, Stephan Deublein, Andreas Köster, Gabriela Guevara-Carrion, Amer Wafai, Martin Horsch, Martin Bernreuther, Thorsten Windmann, Hans Hasse, Jadran Vrabec "ms2: A molecular simulation tool for thermodynamic properties, new version release", Computer Physics Communications 185 pp. 3302-3306 (2014)