We discuss possibilities and challenges for describing correlated electron and nuclear dynamics within a surface-hopping framework using time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) for the electron dynamics. We discuss the recent surface-hopping method proposed by Craig et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 163001 (2005)] that is based on Kohn-Sham potential energy surfaces. Limitations of this approach arise due to the Kohn-Sham surfaces generally having different gradients than the true TDDFT-corrected ones. Two mechanisms of the linear response procedure cause this effect: we illustrate these with examples.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry