By P. Schmelcher, L. S. Cederbaum, U. Kappes (auth.), E. S. Kryachko, J. L. Calais (eds.)
The rivers run into the ocean, but the ocean isn't complete Ecclesiastes what's quantum chemistry? the easy solution is that it's what quan tum chemists do. however it needs to be admitted, that during distinction to physicists and chemists, "quantum chemists" appear to be a slightly ill-defined class of scientists. Quantum chemists are roughly physicists (basically theoreticians), kind of chemists, and by means of huge, computationists. yet firstly, we, quantum chemists, are unsleeping beings. We could effectively bet that quantum chemistry was once one of many first components within the usual sciences to lie at the obstacles of many disciplines. We could definitely declare that quantum chemists have been the 1st to exploit pcs for fairly huge scale calculations. The scope of the issues which quantum chemistry needs to respond to and which, through its targeted nature, purely quantum chemistry can in basic terms resolution is growing to be day-by-day. Retrospectively we could bet that lots of these difficulties meet an everyday desire, or are say, technical in a few experience. the remaining are primary or conceptual. The way of life of so much quantum chemists is mostly full of greedy the kind of technical difficulties. however it is a minimum of as very important to commit your time to the opposite form of difficulties whose resolution will open up new views for either quantum chemistry itself and for the usual sciences in general.
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We succeeded in doing this by choosing a Cartesian Gaussian basis set with a general quadratic form in the exponent. A calculation of the spectrum of the hydrogen atom with this basis set demonstrated its capability: with only a few functions out of the basis set we were able to describe accurately the ground and first exited states of the hydrogen atom for arbitrary magnetic field strengths. Since our set of atomic orbitals allows an almost complete analytical evaluation of the matrix elements of a molecular Hamiltonian it provides an excellent starting-point for the calculation of molecular electronic wave functions and spectra.
15) is quantitatively correct only in the vicinity of the conical intersection, it correctly reflects the qualitative aspects of the surfaces for a larger range of coordinates. The two surfaces in figure 3 and 2(b) exhibit some characteristic properties of vibronic interaction. First we observe that there exists a single point where the upper surface touches the lower one. This point is well-known as a so-called conical intersection point [83-85]. Second, we can see a lowering of the symmetry of the equilibrium position of the lower surface.
The above-mentioned numerical investigations on molecules in strong magnetic fields are based on special choices of variational electronic wave functions which take into account the strong anisotropy due to the presence of an external field. They are only applicable to the one-electron problem. The only existing basis set method was developed for the H2+-ion  and is, therefore, not suited for the calculation of the behaviour and properties of many electron molecules. e. they are restricted either to the low, the intermediate or the high field region.
Conceptual Trends in Quantum Chemistry by P. Schmelcher, L. S. Cederbaum, U. Kappes (auth.), E. S. Kryachko, J. L. Calais (eds.)