Time-dependent quantum methods for large systems

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This review focuses on time-dependent methods suitable for simulating the quantum dynamics of processes in large clusters and condensed-phase environments. A number of mean field, quantum-classical, and quantum statistical approximations that avoid the conventional exponential scaling with the number of degrees of freedom are reviewed. In addition, rigorous semiclassical and path integral approaches are described that are feasible in certain physical situations. Select chemical applications illustrating the capabilities of these methods are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-191
Number of pages25
JournalAnnual Review of Physical Chemistry
StatePublished - 1999


  • Dissipation
  • Influence functionals
  • Mean field approximation
  • Path integral
  • Quantum-classical methods
  • Reduced density matrix
  • Semiclassical theory
  • System-bath models
  • Wavepackets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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