Fourier grid Hamiltonian multiconfigurational self-consistent-field: A method to calculate multidimensional hydrogen vibrational wavefunctions

Simon P. Webb, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer

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Abstract

The Fourier grid Hamiltonian multiconfigurational self-consistent-field (FGH-MCSCF) method is derived and is used to calculate multimensional hydrogen vibrational wavefunctions. A full configuration interaction (FCI) calculation is carried out in a truncated one-dimensional wavefunction space. A set of orthogonal multidimensional vibrational wavefunctions is obtained using a state-averaged approach. The method eliminates the costly calculation of multidimensional integrals, treats the entire range of hydrogen coordinates without bias, avoids the expensive diagonalization of large matrices, and accurately describes ground and excited state hydrogen vibrational wavefunctions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5214-5227
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume113
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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