Simplified time-dependent self-consistent field approximation for intramolecular dynamics

R. B. Gerber, Mark A Ratner, V. Buch

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 10 1982

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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