The S-matrix version of the Kohn variational principle is used to obtain a very effective method for quantum scattering calculations. The approach is especially useful for the nonlocal (i.e., exchange) interactions that arise in chemically reactive scattering (and also in electron-atom/molecule scattering). The particular version developed in this paper has a more general structure than an earlier one by Miller and Jansen op de Haar [J. Chem. Phys. 86, 6213 (1987)], and applications to an elastic scattering problem, and also to three-dimensional H + H2 reactive scattering, show that it is also more useful in practice.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry