%0 Journal Article
%T An Exact Propagator for Solving the Triatomic Reactive Schrödinger Equation
%A Xue ming Li
%A Zhi gang Sun
%J Chinese Journal Of Chemical Physics
%@ 1003-7713
%V 30
%N 6
%D 2017
%P 761-770
%K Time-dependent wavepacket method;Spectral difference;Spectrally transformed Hamiltonian;Exact short time propagator;Reactive scattering
%X The exact short time propagator, in a form similar to the Crank-Nicholson method but in the spirit of spectrally transformed Hamiltonian, was proposed to solve the triatomic reactive time-dependent schrödinger equation. This new propagator is exact and unconditionally convergent for calculating reactive scattering processes with large time step sizes. In order to improve the computational efficiency, the spectral difference method was applied. This resulted the Hamiltonian with elements confined in a narrow diagonal band. In contrast to our previous theoretical work, the discrete variable representation was applied and resulted in full Hamiltonian matrix. As examples, the collision energy-dependent probability of the triatomic H+H_{2} and O+O_{2} reaction are calculated. The numerical results demonstrate that this new propagator is numerically accurate and capable of propagating the wave packet with large time steps. However, the efficiency and accuracy of this new propagator strongly depend on the mathematical method for solving the involved linear equations and the choice of preconditioner.
%R 10.1063/1674-0068/30/cjcp1711220
%U http://cjcp.ustc.edu.cn/hxwlxb_en/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx
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