Re: esp and scale factors ( No.1 ) 
 Date: 2022/08/16 18:19
 Name: T. Ozaki
 Hi,
Starting from the example shown in the manual, you can change the values and see how the result are changed. The too large and too small values tend to give a result being far from our physical intuition.
As explained in http://www.openmxsquare.org/tech_notes/tech91_0.pdf , the scale factors are used to find sampling points for the fitting so that the hartree potential at the sampling points can be reproduced by the sum of effective point charge model as much as possible. Apparently, the ESP method cannot be applied to bulks. Also, applying the ESP method for large molecules may get in a trouble, since the atoms located in deeper inside are far from the sampling points, which may lead to a numerical uncertainty in fitting.
So, the application might be limited to relatively small molecules.
Regards,
TO

Re: esp and scale factors ( No.2 ) 
 Date: 2022/07/26 15:42
 Name: Mehdi Vejdanihemmat <m.vejdanih@gmail.com>
 Dear Dr. Ozaki,
Thank you very much for your useful reply.
Best regards, Mehdi Vejdanihemmat

