Monte Carlo path integration for the real time propagator

Nancy Makri, William H. Miller

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Monte Carlo methods are described for evaluating the Feynman path integral representation of the (real time) propagator (time evolution operator), exp(-iHt/ℏ). The approach is based on the modified Filinov algorithm presented earlier by Makri and Miller [Chem. Phys. Lett. 139, 10 (1987)]. Numerical calculations are presented for time evolution in a symmetric double well potential, as well as in a Morse potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2170-2177
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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