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Nuclear quantum effects in electronically adiabatic quantum time correlation functions : Application to the absorption spectrum of a hydrated electron

Turi, László and Hantal, György and Rossky, Peter and Borgis, Daniel (2009) Nuclear quantum effects in electronically adiabatic quantum time correlation functions : Application to the absorption spectrum of a hydrated electron. Journal of Chemical Physics, 131 (2). 024119. ISSN ISSN 1089-7690

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Abstract

A general formalism for introducing nuclear quantum effects in the expression of the quantum time correlation function of an operator in a multi-level electronic system is presented in the adiabatic limit. The final formula includes the nuclear quantum time correlation functions of the operator matrix elements, of the energy gap, and their cross terms. These quantities can be inferred and evaluated from their classical analogs obtained by mixed quantum-classical molecular dynamics simulations. The formalism is applied to the absorption spectrum of a hydrated electron, expressed in terms of the time correlation function of the dipole operator in the ground electronic state. We find that both static and dynamic nuclear quantum effects distinctly influence the shape of the absorption spectrum, especially its high-energy tail related to transitions to delocalized electron states. Their inclusion does improve significantly the agreement between theory and experiment for both the low and high frequency edges of the spectrum. It does not appear sufficient, however, to resolve persistent deviations in the slow Lorentzian-like decay part of the spectrum in the intermediate 2-3 eV region.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD02 Physical chemistry / fizikai kémia
Depositing User: Dr. Túri László
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 18:03
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 12:47
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/2950

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