Mixed quantum-classical dynamics provides an efficient way of simulating the dynamics of quantum subsystems coupled to many-body environments. Many processes, including proton-transfer reactions, electron-transfer reactions, and vibrational energy transport, for example, take place in such open systems. The most accurate algorithms for performing mixed quantum-classical simulations require very large ensembles of trajectories to obtain converged expectation values, which is computationally prohibitive for quantum subsystems containing even a few degrees of freedom. The recently developed "Deterministic evolution of coordinates with initial decoupled equations" (DECIDE) method has demonstrated high accuracy and low computational cost for a host of model systems; however, these applications relied on representing the equations of motion in subsystem and adiabatic energy bases. While these representations are convenient for certain systems, the position representation is convenient for many other systems, including systems undergoing proton- and electron-transfer reactions. Thus, in this review, we provide a step-by-step derivation of the DECIDE approach and demonstrate how to cast the DECIDE equations in a quantum harmonic oscillator position basis for a simple one-dimensional (1D) hydrogen bond model. After integrating the DECIDE equations of motion on this basis, we show that the total energy of the system is conserved for this model and calculate various quantities of interest. Limitations of casting the equations in an incomplete basis are also discussed.

DECIDE: A Deterministic Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics Approach

Alessandro SERGI
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2022

Abstract

Mixed quantum-classical dynamics provides an efficient way of simulating the dynamics of quantum subsystems coupled to many-body environments. Many processes, including proton-transfer reactions, electron-transfer reactions, and vibrational energy transport, for example, take place in such open systems. The most accurate algorithms for performing mixed quantum-classical simulations require very large ensembles of trajectories to obtain converged expectation values, which is computationally prohibitive for quantum subsystems containing even a few degrees of freedom. The recently developed "Deterministic evolution of coordinates with initial decoupled equations" (DECIDE) method has demonstrated high accuracy and low computational cost for a host of model systems; however, these applications relied on representing the equations of motion in subsystem and adiabatic energy bases. While these representations are convenient for certain systems, the position representation is convenient for many other systems, including systems undergoing proton- and electron-transfer reactions. Thus, in this review, we provide a step-by-step derivation of the DECIDE approach and demonstrate how to cast the DECIDE equations in a quantum harmonic oscillator position basis for a simple one-dimensional (1D) hydrogen bond model. After integrating the DECIDE equations of motion on this basis, we show that the total energy of the system is conserved for this model and calculate various quantities of interest. Limitations of casting the equations in an incomplete basis are also discussed.
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