The application of simulated annealing to problems of molecular mechanics

Jules W. Moskowitz, Kevin Schmidt, S. R. Wilson, W. Cui

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The results of applying the simulated annealing method to find the lowest energy structure of the decane molecule are analyzed. The algorithm is found to be both efficient and economical. Some preliminary results are presented for a molecule of biochemical interest, Met‐enkephalin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-617
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Issue number22 S
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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