It is now recognized that the calculation of tunnelling probabilities in chemical reactions must include multidimensional effects, in particular, (i) the change in quantized vibrational energies as the system progresses along the reaction coordinate and (ii) corner cutting due to the curvature of the reaction paths in isoinertial coordinates. It is now possible to calculate tunnelling probabilities accurately and efficiently using semiclassical methods that include these effects. This chapter reviews the methods for doing this that have been included in the Polyrate and Pilgrim computer programs, in particular, small-curvature tunnelling, large-curvature tunnelling, optimized multidimensional tunnelling, and least-action tunnelling.
|Title of host publication
|Tunnelling in Molecules
|Subtitle of host publication
|Nuclear Quantum Effects from Bio to Physical Chemistry
|Johannes Kastner, Sebastian Kozuch
|Royal Society of Chemistry
|Number of pages
|Published - 2021
|RSC Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Series
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This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award DE-SC0015997.
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