A path-integral Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulation of liquid water and ice is performed. It is found that the inclusion of nuclear quantum effects systematically improves the agreement of first-principles simulations of liquid water with experiment. In addition, the proton momentum distribution is computed utilizing a recently developed open path-integral molecular dynamics methodology. It is shown that these results are in good agreement with experimental data.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)