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Accurate first principles calculations on the spectrum of water

Barletta, Paolo; (2003) Accurate first principles calculations on the spectrum of water. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Water is arguably one of the most important molecules, and consequently is object of research in many scientific fields. Traditionally, the Born-Oppenhemeir approximation and a purely non relativistic hamiltonian are the framework in which theoretical spectroscopists work. These approximations allow a full qualitative understanding of the physics underlying water spectrum. However, it has been shown that for pratical purposes, a more detailed knowledge of water spectrum is required. Also, due to its simplicity, water is a benchmark for theoretical calculations. Császár et al. have already demonstrated the importance of one-electron relativistic corrections. Following their works, two-electrons relativistic corrections have been studied. Those terms are shown to be significant. At the same level of accuracy, corrections to the Born-Oppenheimer approximation are investigated. Several models for including non-adiabatic effects are discussed. However, a systematic study of the water spectrum based on all the corrections so far investigated has still to be performed.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: Accurate first principles calculations on the spectrum of water
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest.
Keywords: Pure sciences; Born-Oppenheimer approximation
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10119562
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