@article{oai:nagoya.repo.nii.ac.jp:00018740,
author = {Yamada, Atsushi and Okazaki, Susumu},
journal = {The Journal of Chemical Physics},
month = {Jan},
note = {We present a quantum equation of motion for chemical reaction systems on an adiabatic double-well potential surface in solution in the framework of mixed quantum-classical molecular dynamics, where the reactant and product states are explicitly defined by dividing the double-well potential into the reactant and product wells. The equation can describe quantum reaction processes such as tunneling and thermal excitation and relaxation assisted by the solvent. Fluctuations of the zero-point energy level, the height of the barrier, and the curvature of the well are all included in the equation. Here, the equation was combined with the surface hopping technique in order to describe the motion of the classical solvent. Applying the present method to model systems, we show two numerical examples in order to demonstrate the potential power of the present method. The first example is a proton transfer by tunneling where the high-energy product state was stabilized very rapidly by solvation. The second example shows a thermal activation mechanism, i.e., the initial vibrational excitation in the reactant well followed by the reacting transition above the barrier and the final vibrational relaxation in the product well.},
pages = {044507--044507},
title = {A quantum equation of motion for chemical reaction systems on an adiabatic double-well potential surface in solution based on the framework of mixed quantum-classical molecular dynamics},
volume = {128},
year = {2008}
}