Using a new Monte Carlo method for computing properties of excited quantum states, correlation function quantum Monte Carlo, we calculate the lowest ten vibrational excited state energies of H2O and H2CO in the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. The statistical errors for H2O are 0.1 cm-1 for the ground state and 15 cm-1 for the tenth excited state while for H2CO they are 2 cm-1 for the ground state and 30 cm-1 for the eighth excited state. The algorithm presented here is easily extensible to larger systems.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry