About "extra bond per atom"

Dear lammps users,

I am confused about setting the number of "extra bond per atom" in the data file.

For example, initially we have 3 separated atoms 1 2 3, and we use fix bond/create to create bonds between them, 1-2, 2-3, 3-1.
That is, the three atoms form a ring after creating bonds.

So, in the datafile, should we figure:
1 extra bond per atom
or
2 extra bond per atom?

Thanks.

Best,
Jiayuan Miao
Physics Dept.
CWRU

Each atom needs two new bonds. Therefore, "2 extra bond per atom" is correct.

CW Jang

2014. 6. 13. 오후 5:00 Jiayuan Miao <[email protected]...>

I see. Thank you very much for your help.

Best wishes,
Jiayuan Miao