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Title: Using multi-dimensional Smolyak interpolation to make a sum-of-products potential

We propose a new method for obtaining potential energy surfaces in sum-of-products (SOP) form. If the number of terms is small enough, a SOP potential surface significantly reduces the cost of quantum dynamics calculations by obviating the need to do multidimensional integrals by quadrature. The method is based on a Smolyak interpolation technique and uses polynomial-like or spectral basis functions and 1D Lagrange-type functions. When written in terms of the basis functions from which the Lagrange-type functions are built, the Smolyak interpolant has only a modest number of terms. The ideas are tested for HONO (nitrous acid)
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Chemistry Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493955
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; INTEGRALS; INTERPOLATION; LAGRANGIAN FUNCTION; NITROUS ACID; POLYNOMIALS; POTENTIAL ENERGY; POTENTIALS; QUADRATURES; SURFACES