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Title Analysis of the statistical error in umbrella sampling simulations by umbrella integration
Abstract Umbrella sampling simulations, or biased molecular dynamics, can be used to calculate the free-energy change of a chemical reaction. We investigate the sources of different sampling errors and derive approximate expressions for the statistical errors when using harmonic restraints and umbrella integration analysis. This leads to generally applicable rules for the choice of the bias potential and the sampling parameters. Numerical results for simulations on an analytical model potential are presented for validation. While the derivations are based on umbrella integration analysis, the final error estimate is evaluated from the raw simulation data, and it may therefore be generally applicable as indicated by tests using the weighted histogram analysis method.
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Journal Article J Phys Chem 124 (2006): 234106. doi:10.1063/1.2206775 2006