Interaction models

Interaction models are one of the five categories of models in SAMSON. They are responsible for computing energies and forces and are used in SAMSON to perform various modeling and simulation tasks. An interaction model could be e.g. a spring model, an elastic network model, an extended Hückel model, etc. When an interaction model is loaded at startup, SAMSON stores it in a list of available interaction models, used in particular when adding a simulator from the Simulation menu.

SAMSON provides a set of interaction models by default and you can add more from SAMSON Connect.

If you want to start developing you own interaction models, please, refer to the documentation about the generating SAMSON extensions and the SAMSON tutorials page for more information about writing new interaction models for SAMSON.