A first-principles molecular dynamics study of calcium in water

Felice C Lightstone, Eric Schwegler, Markus Allesch, François Gygi, Giulia Galli

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(Graph Presented) Ion-water interactions: The divalent calcium ion in water has been studied by Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulations. The solvation shell is found to be rather flexible compared to other divalent cations and allows for coordination numbers that range from six to eight water molecules (see water tilt angle distribution P in the figure).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1745-1749
Number of pages5
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 5 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Ab initio calculations
  • Calcium
  • Cations
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Solvent effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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