This book explains the usage and application of Molecular Quantum Dynamics, the methodology where both the electrons and the nuclei in a molecule are treated with quantum mechanical calculations.

Author: Fabien Gatti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319539232

Category: Science

Page: 429

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This book explains the usage and application of Molecular Quantum Dynamics, the methodology where both the electrons and the nuclei in a molecule are treated with quantum mechanical calculations. This volume of Lecture Notes in Chemistry addresses graduate students and postdocs in the field of theoretical chemistry, as well as postgraduate students, researchers and teachers from neighboring fields, such as quantum physics, biochemistry, biophysics, or anyone else who is interested in this rising method in theoretical chemistry, and who wants to gain experience in the opportunities it can offer. It can also be useful for teachers interested in illustrative examples of time-dependent quantum mechanics as animations of realistic wave packets have been designed to assist in visualization. Assuming a basic knowledge about quantum mechanics, the authors link their explanations to recent experimental investigations where Molecular Quantum Dynamics proved successful and necessary for the understanding of the experimental results. Examples including reactive scattering, photochemistry, tunneling, femto- and attosecond chemistry and spectroscopy, cold chemistry or crossed-beam experiments illustrate the power of the method. The book restricts complicated formalism to the necessary and in a self-contained and clearly explained way, offering the reader an introduction to, and instructions for, practical exercises. Continuative explanation and math are optionally supplemented for the interested reader. The reader learns how to apply example simulations with the MCTDH program package (Multi Configuration Time Dependent Hartree calculations). Readers can thus obtain the tools to run their own simulations and apply them to their problems. Selected scripts and program code from the examples are made available as supplementary material. This book bridges the gap between the existing textbooks on fundamental theoretical chemistry and research monographs focusing on sophisticated applications. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to gain a sound understanding of Molecular Quantum Dynamics simulations and to obtain basic experience in running their own simulations.

This book gives an updated and detailed presentation of modern quantum-mechanical treatments and practical computational methods for dynamical processes of small molecular systems.

Author: John Z. H. Zhang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810233884

Category: Science

Page: 366

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This book gives an updated and detailed presentation of modern quantum-mechanical treatments and practical computational methods for dynamical processes of small molecular systems. The main emphasis is on the recent development of successful theories and computational methods for the reactive scattering process. Specific applications are given in detail for a number of benchmark chemical reaction systems in the gas phase and gas surface. Differing from traditional physics books focusing on abstract collision theory for elastic collisions, the book has been written in a fashion in which the development of general reactive or rearrangement scattering theory is accompanied by practical applications for realistic reaction systems.

This book focuses on current applications of molecular quantum dynamics. Examples from all main subjects in the field, presented by the internationally renowned experts, illustrate the importance of the domain.

Author: Fabien Gatti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642452901

Category: Science

Page: 273

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This book focuses on current applications of molecular quantum dynamics. Examples from all main subjects in the field, presented by the internationally renowned experts, illustrate the importance of the domain. Recent success in helping to understand experimental observations in fields like heterogeneous catalysis, photochemistry, reactive scattering, optical spectroscopy, or femto- and attosecond chemistry and spectroscopy underline that nuclear quantum mechanical effects affect many areas of chemical and physical research. In contrast to standard quantum chemistry calculations, where the nuclei are treated classically, molecular quantum dynamics can cover quantum mechanical effects in their motion. Many examples, ranging from fundamental to applied problems, are known today that are impacted by nuclear quantum mechanical effects, including phenomena like tunneling, zero point energy effects, or non-adiabatic transitions. Being important to correctly understand many observations in chemical, organic and biological systems, or for the understanding of molecular spectroscopy, the range of applications covered in this book comprises broad areas of science: from astrophysics and the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, over elementary processes in chemistry, to biological processes (such as the first steps of photosynthesis or vision). Nevertheless, many researchers refrain from entering this domain. The book "Molecular Quantum Dynamics" offers them an accessible introduction. Although the calculation of large systems still presents a challenge - despite the considerable power of modern computers - new strategies have been developed to extend the studies to systems of increasing size. Such strategies are presented after a brief overview of the historical background. Strong emphasis is put on an educational presentation of the fundamental concepts, so that the reader can inform himself about the most important concepts, like eigenstates, wave packets, quantum mechanical resonances, entanglement, etc. The chosen examples highlight that high-level experiments and theory need to work closely together. This book thus is a must-read both for researchers working experimentally or theoretically in the concerned fields, and generally for anyone interested in the exciting world of molecular quantum dynamics.

Advanced graduate-level text looks at symmetry, rotations, and angular momentum addition; occupation number representations; and scattering theory. Uses concepts to develop basic theories of chemical reaction rates. Problems and answers.

Author: George C. Schatz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486136721

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Advanced graduate-level text looks at symmetry, rotations, and angular momentum addition; occupation number representations; and scattering theory. Uses concepts to develop basic theories of chemical reaction rates. Problems and answers.

From methods to deal with stationary calculations through time-dependent simulations of molecular systems, this book serves as a guide for beginners in the field and knowledge seekers alike.

Author: Leticia González

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119417750

Category: Science

Page: 688

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An introduction to the rapidly evolving methodology of electronic excited states For academic researchers, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, Quantum Chemistry and Dynamics of Excited States: Methods and Applications reports the most updated and accurate theoretical techniques to treat electronic excited states. From methods to deal with stationary calculations through time-dependent simulations of molecular systems, this book serves as a guide for beginners in the field and knowledge seekers alike. Taking into account the most recent theory developments and representative applications, it also covers the often-overlooked gap between theoretical and computational chemistry. An excellent reference for both researchers and students, Excited States provides essential knowledge on quantum chemistry, an in-depth overview of the latest developments, and theoretical techniques around the properties and nonadiabatic dynamics of chemical systems. Readers will learn: ● Essential theoretical techniques to describe the properties and dynamics of chemical systems ● Electronic Structure methods for stationary calculations ● Methods for electronic excited states from both a quantum chemical and time-dependent point of view ● A breakdown of the most recent developments in the past 30 years For those searching for a better understanding of excited states as they relate to chemistry, biochemistry, industrial chemistry, and beyond, Quantum Chemistry and Dynamics of Excited States provides a solid education in the necessary foundations and important theories of excited states in photochemistry and ultrafast phenomena.

Quantum Dynamics: Applications in Biological and Materials Systems bridges the gap between what is traditionally taught in a one-semester quantum chemistr

Author: Eric R. Bittner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439882146

Category: Science

Page: 334

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Even though time-dependent spectroscopic techniques continue to push the frontier of chemical physics, they receive scant mention in introductory courses and are poorly covered in standard texts. Quantum Dynamics: Applications in Biological and Materials Systems bridges the gap between what is traditionally taught in a one-semester quantum chemistr

This stand-alone work presents the cutting edge of research in computational quantum mechanics.

Author: Ilya Prigogine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470142059

Category: Science

Page: 812

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The use of quantum chemistry for the quantitative prediction of molecular properties has long been frustrated by the technical difficulty of carrying out the needed computations. In the last decade there have been substantial advances in the formalism and computer hardware needed to carry out accurate calculations of molecular properties efficiently. These advances have been sufficient to make quantum chemical calculations a reliable tool for the quantitative interpretation of chemical phenomena and a guide to laboratory experiments. However, the success of these recent developments in computational quantum chemistry is not well known outside the community of practitioners. In order to make the larger community of chemical physicists aware of the current state of the subject, this self-contained volume of Advances in Chemical Physics surveys a number of the recent accomplishments in computational quantum chemistry. This stand-alone work presents the cutting edge of research in computational quantum mechanics. Supplemented with more than 150 illustrations, it provides evaluations of a broad range of methods, including: * Quantum Monte Carlo methods in chemistry * Monte Carlo methods for real-time path integration * The Redfield equation in condensed-phase quantum dynamics * Path-integral centroid methods in quantum statistical mechanics and dynamics * Multiconfigurational perturbation theory-applications in electronic spectroscopy * Electronic structure calculations for molecules containing transition metals * And more Contributors to New Methods in Computational Quantum Mechanics KERSTIN ANDERSSON, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Center, Sweden DAVID M. CEPERLEY, National Center for Supercomputing Applications and Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois MICHAEL A. COLLINS, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia REINHOLD EGGER, Fakultät für Physik, Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany ANTHONY K. FELTS, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York RICHARD A. FRIESNER, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York MARKUS P. FÜLSCHER, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Center, Sweden K. M. HO, Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa C. H. MAK, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California PER-ÅKE Malmqvist, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Center, Sweden MANUELA MERCHán, Departamento de Química Física, Universitat de Valéncia, Spain LUBOS MITAS, National Center for Supercomputing Applications and Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois STEFANO OSS, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia, Unità di Trento, Italy KRISTINE PIERLOOT, Department of Chemistry, University of Leuven, Belgium W. THOMAS POLLARD, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York BJÖRN O. ROOS, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Center, Sweden LUIS SERRANO-ANDRÉS, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Center, Sweden PER E. M. SIEGBAHN, Department of Physics, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden WALTER THIEL, Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland GREGORY A. VOTH, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania C. Z. Wang, Ames Laboratory and Department of Physi

The increased sophistication, accuracy and scope of the theory of chemistry are due to a large extent to the spectacular development of quantum chemistry, and in this book the authors have made a remarkable effort to provide a modern ...

Author: Tamás Veszprémi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461541899

Category: Science

Page: 383

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`Quantum Chemistry [the branch of Computational Chemistry that applies the laws of Quantum Mechanics to chemical systems] is one of the most dynamic fields of contemporary chemistry, providing a solid foundation for all of chemistry, and serving as the basis for practical, computational methodologies with applications in virtually all branches of chemistry ... The increased sophistication, accuracy and scope of the theory of chemistry are due to a large extent to the spectacular development of quantum chemistry, and in this book the authors have made a remarkable effort to provide a modern account of the field.' From the Foreword by Paul Mezey, University of Saskatchewan. Quantum Chemistry: Fundamentals to Applications develops quantum chemistry all the way from the fundamentals, found in Part I, through the applications that make up Part II. The applications include: molecular structure; spectroscopy; thermodynamics; chemical reactions; solvent effects; and excited state chemistry. The importance of this field is underscored by the fact that the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the development of Quantum Chemistry.

The first book dedicated to this new and powerful computational method begins with a comprehensive description of MCTDH and its theoretical background.

Author: Hans-Dieter Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527320189

Category: Science

Page: 442

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The first book dedicated to this new and powerful computational method begins with a comprehensive description of MCTDH and its theoretical background. There then follows a discussion of recent extensions of MCTDH, such as the treatment of identical particles, leading to the MCTDHF and MCTDHB methods for fermions and bosons. The third section presents a wide spectrum of very different applications to reflect the large diversity of problems that can be tackled by MCTDH. The result is handbook and ready reference for theoretical chemists, physicists, chemists, graduate students, lecturers and software producers.

We will use the term wave mechanics to designate the form of the new
mechanics which we have previously treated on the basis of the analogy
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The work presents important theroetical and computational approaches to the study of energy transfer within and between molecules, discussing the application of these approaches to problems of experimental interest.

Author: Robert Wyatt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824795385

Category: Science

Page: 704

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Covers both molecular and reaction dynamics. The work presents important theroetical and computational approaches to the study of energy transfer within and between molecules, discussing the application of these approaches to problems of experimental interest. It also describes time-dependent and time-independent methods, variational and perturbative techniques, iterative and direct approaches, and methods based upon the use of physical grids of finite sets of basic function.

The book will be useful to students and researchers in physics, chemistry, applied math, and computational dynamics. "This excellent book covers a wide range of topics associated with Quantum Hydrodynamics.

Author: Robert E. Wyatt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387281452

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 656

This is a rapidly developing field to which the author is a leading contributor New methods in quantum dynamics and computational techniques, with applications to interesting physical problems, are brought together in this book Useful to both students and researchers

Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry is a new periodical providing timely and critical reviews of important topics in computational chemistry as applied to all chemical disciplines.

Author: David C. Spellmeyer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080460305

Category: Science

Page: 263

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Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry is a new periodical providing timely and critical reviews of important topics in computational chemistry as applied to all chemical disciplines. Topics covered include quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics, force fields, chemical education, and applications in academic and industrial settings. Each volume is organized into (thematic) sections with contributions written by experts. Focusing on the most recent literature and advances in the field, each article covers a specific topic of importance to computational chemists. Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry is a 'must' for researchers and students wishing to stay up-to-date on current developments in computational chemistry. * Broad coverage of computational chemistry and up-to-date information * The topics covered include quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics, force fields, chemical education, and applications in academic and industrial settings * Each chapter reviews the most recent literature on a specific topic of interest to computational chemists

This book provides a novel approach to Quantum Mechanics whilst also giving readers the requisite background and training for the scientists and engineers of the 21st Century who need to come to grips with quantum phenomena The fundamentals ...

Author: Yehuda B. Band

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780444537874

Category: Science

Page: 992

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Quantum mechanics transcends and supplants classical mechanics at the atomic and subatomic levels. It provides the underlying framework for many subfields of physics, chemistry and materials science, including condensed matter physics, atomic physics, molecular physics, quantum chemistry, particle physics, and nuclear physics. It is the only way we can understand the structure of materials, from the semiconductors in our computers to the metal in our automobiles. It is also the scaffolding supporting much of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The purpose of this book is to present the fundamentals of quantum theory within a modern perspective, with emphasis on applications to nanoscience and nanotechnology, and information-technology. As the frontiers of science have advanced, the sort of curriculum adequate for students in the sciences and engineering twenty years ago is no longer satisfactory today. Hence, the emphasis on new topics that are not included in older reference texts, such as quantum information theory, decoherence and dissipation, and on applications to nanotechnology, including quantum dots, wires and wells. This book provides a novel approach to Quantum Mechanics whilst also giving readers the requisite background and training for the scientists and engineers of the 21st Century who need to come to grips with quantum phenomena The fundamentals of quantum theory are provided within a modern perspective, with emphasis on applications to nanoscience and nanotechnology, and information-technology Older books on quantum mechanics do not contain the amalgam of ideas, concepts and tools necessary to prepare engineers and scientists to deal with the new facets of quantum mechanics and their application to quantum information science and nanotechnology As the frontiers of science have advanced, the sort of curriculum adequate for students in the sciences and engineering twenty years ago is no longer satisfactory today There are many excellent quantum mechanics books available, but none have the emphasis on nanotechnology and quantum information science that this book has

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The various attempts , in the different fields , can be viewed as an effort to
combine methods and experience of two disciplines which have reached since
longtime their maturity : quantum mechanics for isolated systems and statistical ...

Author: Y. Ellinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UVA:X002783291

Category: Science

Page: 461

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At the time when increasing numbers of chemists are being attracted by the fascination of supposedly easy computing and associated colourful imaging, this book appears as a counterpoint. The first part focuses on fundamental concepts of quantum chemistry, covering MCSCF theory, perturbation treatments, basis set developments, density matrices, wave function instabilities to correlation effects, and momentum space theory. The second part is devoted to more practical studies, ranging from the characterisation of exotic interstellar molecules, the accurate determination of spectroscopic constants, excited states structures and EPR parameters through photochemical and charge-transfer processes, cluster chemistry and fullerenes, muonium chemistry, to the possible prediction of the response of materials to electric fields in view of nonlinear optical applications. Audience: Graduate students and researchers whose work involves quantum chemistry, molecular physics, and materials modelling.

Easy to read and packed with personal insights, technical and classical information, this book provides the perfect introduction for graduate students beginning research in this area.

Author: Clifford Dykstra

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080456249

Category: Science

Page: 1336

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Computational chemistry is a means of applying theoretical ideas using computers and a set of techniques for investigating chemical problems within which common questions vary from molecular geometry to the physical properties of substances. Theory and Applications of Computational Chemistry: The First Forty Years is a collection of articles on the emergence of computational chemistry. It shows the enormous breadth of theoretical and computational chemistry today and establishes how theory and computation have become increasingly linked as methodologies and technologies have advanced. Written by the pioneers in the field, the book presents historical perspectives and insights into the subject, and addresses new and current methods, as well as problems and applications in theoretical and computational chemistry. Easy to read and packed with personal insights, technical and classical information, this book provides the perfect introduction for graduate students beginning research in this area. It also provides very readable and useful reviews for theoretical chemists. * Written by well-known leading experts * Combines history, personal accounts, and theory to explain much of the field of theoretical and compuational chemistry * Is the perfect introduction to the field

This survey of applications of the theory of collisions and rate processes to molecular problems explores collisions of molecules with internal structure, generalized Ehrenfest theorem, theory of reactive collisions, and role of symmetry.

Author: Raphael D. Levine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486150642

Category: Science

Page: 348

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This survey of applications of the theory of collisions and rate processes to molecular problems explores collisions of molecules with internal structure, generalized Ehrenfest theorem, theory of reactive collisions, and role of symmetry. It also reviews partitioning technique, equivalent potentials and quasibound states, theory of direct reactions, more. 1969 edition.