The calculation of excited states with quantum Monte Carlo. II. Vibrational excited states

B. Bernu, D. M. Ceperley, W. A. Lester

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-561
Number of pages10
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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