The iterative self-consistent reaction-field method: The refractive index of pure water

Kristian O. Sylvester-Hvid, Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Mark A. Ratner

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We present different microscopic models for describing electromagnetic properties of condensed phases and the models involve iterative self-consistent procedures for calculating the properties. We report calculations of the frequency-dependent refractive index of pure water. We investigate the importance of the first solvation shell and nonequilibrium solvent configurations, and present a procedure for estimating appropriate cavity sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-913
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2011



  • molecular properties
  • solvation
  • solvation shells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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