Dissociation dynamics of Ar3 in the time-dependent self-consistent field (TDSCF) approximation

V. Buch*, R. B. Gerber, M. A. Ratner

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The TDSCF approximation is applied to dissociation of Ar3, which exhibits strong-coupling behavior (efficient internal energy transfer). The TDSCF results are in excellent agreement with those of exact classical dynamics. Combined with earlier findings for weak-coupling cases, this suggests validity of TDSCF for dissociation at all coupling strengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 7 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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