Classical nuclear motion coupled to electronic non-adiabatic transitions

Federica Agostini, Ali Abedi, E. K. U. Gross
2014 Journal of Chemical Physics  
We present a detailed derivation and numerical tests of a new mixed quantum-classical scheme to deal with non-adiabatic processes. The method is presented as the zero-th order approximation to the exact coupled dynamics of electrons and nuclei offered by the factorization of the electron-nuclear wave function [A. Abedi, N. T. Maitra and E. K. U. Gross, Phys. Rev. Lett., 105 (2010)]. Numerical results are presented for a model system for non-adiabatic charge transfer in order to test the
more » ... to test the performance of the method and to validate the underlying approximations.
doi:10.1063/1.4902225 pmid:25481123 fatcat:l6gzgfhpevgenjh42ov3zcjeyy