, Thomas E. Gartner, , , Arthi Jayaraman
Polymer Reference Interaction Site Model (PRISM) theory describes the equilibrium spatial- correlations, thermodynamics, and structure of liquid- like polymer systems and macromolecular materials. Here, we describe the code structure, implementation, and usage of a Python-based, open-source framework, pyPRISM, for conducting PRISM theory calculations. pyPRISM pro- vides data structures, functions, and classes that streamline predictive PRISM calculations and can be extended for use in other tasks such as the coarse- graining of atomistic simulation force-fields or the modeling of experimental scattering data. The goal of providing this framework is to reduce the barrier to correctly and appropriately using PRISM theory and to provide a platform for rapid calculations of the structure and thermodynamics of polymeric fluids and nanocomposites.
PROC. OF THE 17th PYTHON IN SCIENCE CONF. (SCIPY 2018)
July 9-13, 2018
polymer, nanocomposite, liquid state, theory, materials science, modeling