Spin eigenstate-dependent Hartree-Fock molecular dynamics

Bernd Hartke, Emily A. Carter

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For the first time we present a fully ab initio molecular dynamics scheme for the treatment of many-electron ground and excited electronic states at the Hartree-Fock level using traditional Gaussian basis sets. The method is designed to simulate dynamics with first principles forces and to find global potential energy minima. Our first test examples concern the dynamics of singlet and triplet Na4. We find this cluster to exhibit strongly state-dependent dynamical behaviour that would not be observed in classical simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-362
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Feb 14 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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