Solving the Schrödinger equation of atoms and molecules without analytical integration based on the free iterative-complement-interaction wave function

H. Nakatsuji, H. Nakashima, Y. Kurokawa, A. Ishikawa

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Abstract

A local Schrödinger equation (LSE) method is proposed for solving the Schrödinger equation (SE) of general atoms and molecules without doing analytic integrations over the complement functions of the free ICI (iterative-complement-interaction) wave functions. Since the free ICI wave function is potentially exact, we can assume a flatness of its local energy. The variational principle is not applicable because the analytic integrations over the free ICI complement functions are very difficult for general atoms and molecules. The LSE method is applied to several 2 to 5 electron atoms and molecules, giving an accuracy of 10-5 Hartree in total energy. The potential energy curves of H2 and LiH molecules are calculated precisely with the free ICI LSE method. The results show the high potentiality of the free ICI LSE method for developing accurate predictive quantum chemistry with the solutions of the SE.

Original languageEnglish
Article number240402
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume99
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 12
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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