## Abstract

We present two new direct dynamics algorithms for calculating transmission coefficients of polyatomic chemical reactions by the multidimensional least-action tunneling approximation. The new algorithms are called the interpolated least-action tunneling method based on one-dimensional interpolation (ILAT1D) and the double interpolated least-action tunneling (DILAT) method. The DILAT algorithm, which uses a one-dimensional spline under tension to interpolate both of the effective potentials along the nonadiabatic portions of tunneling paths and the imaginary action integrals as functions of tunneling energies, was designed for the calculation of multidimensional LAT transmission coefficients for very large polyatomic systems. The performance of this algorithm has been tested for the CH_{4}/CD_{3}H/CD _{4} + CF_{3} hydrogen abstraction reactions with encouraging results, i.e., when the fitting is performed using 13 points, the algorithm is about 30 times faster than the full calculation with deviations that are smaller than 5%. This makes direct dynamics least-action tunneling calculations practical for larger systems, higher levels of electron correlation, and/or larger basis sets.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 3015-3025 |

Number of pages | 11 |

Journal | Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation |

Volume | 6 |

Issue number | 10 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Oct 12 2010 |

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