The time-dependent Hartree approximation is applied to intramolecular dynamics of polyatomics with smooth, locally quadratic potential surfaces. It is shown that the full quantum solution is obtained from a certain single self-consistent trajectory. An extremely simple model results, pertinent to intramolecular energy transfer, vibrational lineshapes and unimolecular decay.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Surfaces and Interfaces