From: Abhishek TYAGI (
Date: Mon Nov 16 2020 - 01:05:52 CST

Hi Eashan,

There are many good tutorials provided for the vmd and namd users, and few of them have examples of designing graphene or silicon nitride sheet. you may find it here (

Once you have the membranes, then you may use the tcl script to move them along the axis, these scripts can be found on DNA nanopore on silicon membrane or in other tutorials.
My suggestion is to start with the basic tutorials and then perform your simulations.

good luck

From: <> on behalf of Eashan C <>
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 14:32
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Subject: vmd-l:

How would you suggest going about creating a layered crystal membrane consisting of: a graphene layer, a SiO2 layer, and any insulating material layer?

Im new to VMD, and MD as a whole, the learning curve is pretty steep! Forgive me if I come off as a bit dense.

Thanks & Regards
Eashan Chopde
Undergrad, BITS Pilani