Questions tagged [quantum-dynamics]

Questions about quantum dynamics methods (MCTDH, t-DMRG, Feynman integral dynamics, etc.), or in some cases about quantum dynamics itself. Quantum dynamics is usually the dynamics of wavefunctions, density matrices, reduced density matrices, Wigner functions, or properties/expectation-values.

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Can DFT simulate chemical reactions?

I was wondering, can you simulate the chemical reaction between two or more molecules using DFT? If not, what numerical method is usually used for this?
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What's the role of Berry curvature in quantized Hall effects? [closed]

Cross-posted and answered at Physics.SE. The quantized versions of the Hall effect include (ignoring fractional quantum Hall effect): Quantum Hall effect; Quantum anomalous Hall effect; Quantum spin ...
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How to calculate electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra from MCTDH?

Electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra is commonly used in organic chemistry to characterize chiral molecules. Here the question is how to simulate ECD spectra using MCTDH (Multi-configurational ...
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How to calculate state population from MCTDH?

In this reference, the author investigates electronic population dynamics from a MCTDH calculation. My question is how to generate state populations over time from an MCTDH calculation? Is there a ...
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What are some of the biggest theoretical and computational challenges in Condensed Phase Chemistry?

What are some of the biggest open-questions / challenges in Condensed Phase theory and computation? What efforts are being done to answer them? I realize Condensed Phase chemistry is a huge field, but ...
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How exact is DFT, really?

It is often claimed (e.g. here), that Density Functional Theory is in principle exact. This seems to be a very strong statement to me. Are all current limitations only of a technical nature rather ...
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References for Molecular Dynamics?

I am new to the world of Molecular Dynamics (zero practical experience), and I know that a starting point to really go into the back-bone of MD is Statistical Mechanics (took a semester course in ...
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What is the "overcoherence problem" in Ehrenfest dynamics?

I am a novice in Ehrenfest dynamics and would like to know why Ehrenfest dynamics suffers from the "overcoherence problem"?
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What is the difference between Ehrenfest dynamics and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics? [duplicate]

What is the fundamental difference(s) between Ehrenfest dynamics and Born-Oppenheimer MD? Also, in what situation(s) or case(s) one is preferred than the other one?
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What are the types of Quantum Molecular Dynamics (QMD)?

In similar spirit to recent questions on Quantum Monte Carlo, ab-initio Molecular Dynamics, types of SCF, and others, I would like to ask: What are the types of Quantum Molecular Dynamics (QMD)? As I ...
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Quadrature over three Euler Angles for orientation averaging

Does anybody know about an accurate quadrature rule over three Euler angles $\theta, \phi, \chi$? I am trying to calculate the average value of an arbitrary function $f(\theta, \phi, \chi)$ for a ...
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How is MCTDH derived?

In the multi-configurational time-dependent Hartree (MCTDH) method, the equation of motion is derived from the time-dependent Schrödinger equation by substituting the wavefunction ansatz expanded in a ...
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How to construct the single particle function (SPF) basis in MCTDH?

In the multi-configurational time-dependent Hartree (MCTDH) theory, one essential step that reduces the memory and time cost is to form a single particle function (SPF) basis ansatz as shown in ...
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