We report the development of a direct variational method for calculating the first rotational excited state of diatomic molecules with σ electrons where the Born-Oppenheimer approximation is not assumed. The method employs all-particle explicitly correlated Gaussian basis functions. The exponential parameters of the Gaussians are optimized with the aid of an analytically calculated energy gradient determined with respect to these parameters. The method is tested in calculations of the ortho-para spin isomerization of the hydrogen molecule in its all-bound vibrational states.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Sep 20 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics