Hi Markus,
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 01:53:52PM +0200, Markus Gusenbauer wrote:

Hi all,
I have a question regarding units in ESPResSo. I defined units for
mass, time and displacement to work with microfluidics, forces and
so on. What happens if I want to simulate magnetostatic
interactions. What is the unit for the dipole moment of a particle?
The unit of magnetic moment would be AmĀ², I have already defined m,
but what about A? A=C/s won't help me either.

Typically, you use the thermal energy to express the magnetic moments.
For magnetostatic interactions between dipoles, one uses
lambda =mu_0 m^2 /(4 Pi sigma^3 k_B T)
where
mu_0: vacuum permittivity
m: magnetic moment of the particle
sigma: Diameter (Lennard Jones sigma)
k_B T: thermal energy
Lambda measures the interaction energy per particle of two touching dipolar
particles in the head-to-tail configuration in units of the thermal energy.
In Espresso, the magnetic equivalent o the Bjerum length should be set to 1.
I.e.,
inter magnetic 1 p3m ...
For an external magnetic field H, one uses the dimensionless parameter
alpha =mu_0 m H /(k_B T)
So the procedure would be to calculate alpha and lambda for your case and then
set the dipole moment and field strength accordingly.
Hope that helps.
Regards, Rudolf