A periodic reaction field (PRF) method is a technique to estimate long-range interactions. The method has the potential to effectively reduce the computational cost while maintaining adequate accuracy. We performed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of a model liquid-crystal system to assess the accuracy of some variations of the PRF method in low-charge-density systems. All the methods had adequate accuracy compared with the results of the particle mesh Ewald (PME) method, except for a few simulation conditions. Furthermore, in all of the simulation conditions, one of the PRF methods had the same accuracy as the PME method.
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