SYNOPSISg_hbond -f traj.xtc -s topol.tpr -n index.ndx -num hbnum.xvg -g hbond.log -ac hbac.xvg -dist hbdist.xvg -ang hbang.xvg -hx hbhelix.xvg -hbn hbond.ndx -hbm hbmap.xpm -don donor.xvg -dan danum.xvg -life hblife.xvg -nhbdist nhbdist.xvg -[no]h -[no]version -nice int -b time -e time -dt time -tu enum -xvg enum -a real -r real -[no]da -r2 real -abin real -rbin real -[no]nitacc -[no]contact -shell real -fitstart real -fitstart real -temp real -smooth real -dump int -max_hb real -[no]merge -geminate enum -diff real -acflen int -[no]normalize -P enum -fitfn enum -ncskip int -beginfit real -endfit real
DESCRIPTIONg_hbond computes and analyzes hydrogen bonds. Hydrogen bonds are determined based on cutoffs for the angle Acceptor - Donor - Hydrogen (zero is extended) and the distance Hydrogen - Acceptor. OH and NH groups are regarded as donors, O is an acceptor always, N is an acceptor by default, but this can be switched using -nitacc. Dummy hydrogen atoms are assumed to be connected to the first preceding non-hydrogen atom.
You need to specify two groups for analysis, which must be either identical or non-overlapping. All hydrogen bonds between the two groups are analyzed.
If you set -shell, you will be asked for an additional index group which should contain exactly one atom. In this case, only hydrogen bonds between atoms within the shell distance from the one atom are considered.
[ selected ]
20 21 24
25 26 29
1 3 6
Note that the triplets need not be on separate lines. Each atom triplet specifies a hydrogen bond to be analyzed, note also that no check is made for the types of atoms.
-num: number of hydrogen bonds as a function of time.
-ac: average over all autocorrelations of the existence functions (either 0 or 1) of all hydrogen bonds.
-dist: distance distribution of all hydrogen bonds.
-ang: angle distribution of all hydrogen bonds.
-hx: the number of n-n+i hydrogen bonds as a function of time where n and n+i stand for residue numbers and i ranges from 0 to 6. This includes the n-n+3, n-n+4 and n-n+5 hydrogen bonds associated with helices in proteins.
-hbn: all selected groups, donors, hydrogens and acceptors for selected groups, all hydrogen bonded atoms from all groups and all solvent atoms involved in insertion.
-hbm: existence matrix for all hydrogen bonds over all frames, this also contains information on solvent insertion into hydrogen bonds. Ordering is identical to that in -hbn index file.
-dan: write out the number of donors and acceptors analyzed for each timeframe. This is especially useful when using -shell.
-nhbdist: compute the number of HBonds per hydrogen in order to compare results to Raman Spectroscopy.
Note: options -ac, -life, -hbn and -hbm require an amount of memory proportional to the total numbers of donors times the total number of acceptors in the selected group(s).
FILES-f traj.xtc Input
Trajectory: xtc trr trj gro g96 pdb cpt
Run input file: tpr tpb tpa
X PixMap compatible matrix file
Print help info and quit
Print version info and quit
-nice int 19
Set the nicelevel
-b time 0
First frame (ps) to read from trajectory
-e time 0
Last frame (ps) to read from trajectory
-dt time 0
Only use frame when t MOD dt = first time (ps)
-tu enum ps
Time unit: fs, ps, ns, us, ms or s
-xvg enum xmgrace
xvg plot formatting: xmgrace, xmgr or none
-a real 30
Cutoff angle (degrees, Acceptor - Donor - Hydrogen)
-r real 0.35
Cutoff radius (nm, X - Acceptor, see next option)
Use distance Donor-Acceptor (if TRUE) or Hydrogen-Acceptor (FALSE)
-r2 real 0
Second cutoff radius. Mainly useful with -contact and -ac
-abin real 1
Binwidth angle distribution (degrees)
-rbin real 0.005
Binwidth distance distribution (nm)
Regard nitrogen atoms as acceptors
Do not look for hydrogen bonds, but merely for contacts within the cut-off distance
-shell real -1
when 0, only calculate hydrogen bonds within nm shell around one particle
-fitstart real 1
Time (ps) from which to start fitting the correlation functions in order to obtain the forward and backward rate constants for HB breaking and formation. With -gemfit we suggest -fitstart 0
-fitstart real 1
Time (ps) to which to stop fitting the correlation functions in order to obtain the forward and backward rate constants for HB breaking and formation (only with -gemfit)
-temp real 298.15
Temperature (K) for computing the Gibbs energy corresponding to HB breaking and reforming
-smooth real -1
If = 0, the tail of the ACF will be smoothed by fitting it to an exponential function: y = A exp(-x/tau)
-dump int 0
Dump the first N hydrogen bond ACFs in a single .xvg file for debugging
-max_hb real 0
Theoretical maximum number of hydrogen bonds used for normalizing HB autocorrelation function. Can be useful in case the program estimates it wrongly
H-bonds between the same donor and acceptor, but with different hydrogen are treated as a single H-bond. Mainly important for the ACF.
-geminate enum none
Use reversible geminate recombination for the kinetics/thermodynamics calclations. See Markovitch et al., J. Chem. Phys 129, 084505 (2008) for details.: none, dd, ad, aa or a4
-diff real -1
Dffusion coefficient to use in the reversible geminate recombination kinetic model. If negative, then it will be fitted to the ACF along with ka and kd.
-acflen int -1
Length of the ACF, default is half the number of frames
-P enum 0
Order of Legendre polynomial for ACF (0 indicates none): 0, 1, 2 or 3
-fitfn enum none
Fit function: none, exp, aexp, exp_exp, vac, exp5, exp7, exp9 or erffit
-ncskip int 0
Skip N points in the output file of correlation functions
-beginfit real 0
Time where to begin the exponential fit of the correlation function
-endfit real -1
Time where to end the exponential fit of the correlation function, -1 is until the end
KNOWN PROBLEMS- The option -sel that used to work on selected hbonds is out of order, and therefore not available for the time being.