A semiclassical self-consistent field (SC SCF) approximation for eigenvalues of coupled-vibration systems

R. B. Gerber, Mark A Ratner

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The self-consistent-field (SCF) approximation for coupled-vibron systems in the semiclassical limit yields Hartree-type equations, in which only the eigenenergies and turning points are self-consistently evaluated. Calculations yield vibrational energies in excellent agreement with quantum SCF and exact quantum results. Applications and extensions are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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