Non-Born-Oppenheimer method for direct variational calculations of diatomic first excited rotational states using explicitly correlated all-particle Gaussian functions

Keeper L. Sharkey, Nikita Kirnosov, Ludwik Adamowicz

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Abstract

We report the development of a direct variational method for calculating the first rotational excited state of diatomic molecules with σ electrons where the Born-Oppenheimer approximation is not assumed. The method employs all-particle explicitly correlated Gaussian basis functions. The exponential parameters of the Gaussians are optimized with the aid of an analytically calculated energy gradient determined with respect to these parameters. The method is tested in calculations of the ortho-para spin isomerization of the hydrogen molecule in its all-bound vibrational states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032513
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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