Conditions for the equivalence of the "surface hopping" and complex-valued time methods to affect nonadiabatic transitions

J. R. Stine, James Muckerman

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In this paper we examine two semiclassical theories used to describe collision induced electronic transitions, namely the surface hopping method of Tully and Preston and the "exact" semiclassical method of Miller and George, and give conditions such that the two methods are equivalent. An example using a DIM potential energy for H+ 3 is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 1976


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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