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Chemical Theory beyond the Born-Oppenheimer Paradigm by Kazuo Takatsuka

By Kazuo Takatsuka

This particular quantity deals a transparent standpoint of the proper technique when it comes to the chemical thought of the following new release past the Born-Oppenheimer paradigm. It bridges the space among state-of-the-art know-how of attosecond laser technology and the idea of chemical reactivity. The essence of this e-book lies within the approach to nonadiabatic electron wavepacket dynamic, for you to set a brand new beginning for theoretical chemistry. In mild of the good growth of molecular digital constitution concept (quantum chemistry), the authors convey a brand new course in the direction of nonadiabatic electron dynamics, during which quantum wavepackets were theoretically and experimentally published to bifurcate into items as a result robust kinematic interactions among electrons and nuclei. The functions variety from nonadiabatic chemical reactions in photochemical dynamics to chemistry in densely quasi-degenerated digital states that mostly differ via their mutual nonadiabatic couplings. The latter is called as chemistry with out the capability power surfaces and thereby nearly no theoretical strategy has been made but. Restarting from one of these novel starting place of theoretical chemistry, the authors solid new mild even at the conventional chemical notions comparable to the Pauling resonance concept, proton move, singlet biradical reactions, and so forth.

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In his early study of nonadiabatic transitions of a diatomic molecule due to the Coriolis coupling, H. 39) where H rot is the rotational Hamiltonian of the corresponding rotor (see Ref. [291] for details). Nakamura refers this representation to dynamical state representation. Likewise, recalling Eq. 40) el alone. A new set of “adiabatic” basis functions diagonalizing in place of HIJ this Hamiltonian should obviously simplify the coupled equations Eq. 6), k in this and the nonadiabatic coupling elements are reduced only to XIJ particular representation.

V1,N 0 · · · · · · 0 where each nonzero element of the matrix V1,J represents a term of form √ ˆ Note that the order of the off-diagonal matrix Ep (t) wj kj Cnc,kj lλ (R, Ω).

Another interesting idea to generalize the adiabatic states arises from Eq. 9). By replacing the quantum mechanical momentum operators for nuclei (Pˆk ) with their classical counterparts (Pk ), one obtains another electronic Hamiltonian 1 2 el IPk − i Xk + HIJ . 41) hel IJ = 2Mk IJ k The adiabatic states that diagonalize this Hamiltonian seem to dramatically reduce the magnitude of the nonadiabatic couplings among them. In return, these adiabatic electronic states depend not only on the nuclear positions but the momenta [368].

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