CHARMM

CHARMM (Chemistry at HARvard Macromolecular Mechanics). CHARMM models the dynamics and mechanics of macromolecular systems using empirical and mixed empirical/quantum mechanical force fields. CHARMM is designed to investigate the structure and dynamics of large molecules. It performs free energy calculations of mutations and drug binding as well as conformational folding of peptides. It uses classical mechanical methods to investigate potential energy surfaces derived from experimental and ”ab initio” quantum chemical calculations. In addition, mixed quantum mechanical/classical systems can be defined to investigate chemical processes such as enzyme catalysis.