Quantum dynamics of hydrogen atoms on graphene. I. System-bath modeling

Bonfanti, M. and Jackson, B. and Hughes, K.H. and Burghardt, I. and Martinazzo, R. (2015) Quantum dynamics of hydrogen atoms on graphene. I. System-bath modeling. Journal of Chemical Physics, 143 (124703). DOI: 10.1063/1.4931116

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An accurate system-bath model to investigate the quantum dynamics of hydrogen atoms chemisorbed on graphene is presented. The system comprises a hydrogen atom and the carbon atom from graphene that forms the covalent bond, and it is described by a previously developed 4D potential energy surface based on density functional theory ab initio data. The bath describes the rest of the carbon lattice and is obtained from an empirical force field through inversion of a classical equilibrium correlation function describing the hydrogen motion. By construction, model building easily accommodates improvements coming from the use of higher level electronic structure theory for the system. Further, it is well suited to a determination of the system-environment coupling by means of ab initio molecular dynamics. This paper details the system-bath modeling and shows its application to the quantum dynamics of vibrational relaxation of a chemisorbed hydrogen atom, which is here investigated at T = 0 K with the help of the multi-configuration time-dependent Hartree method. Paper II deals with the sticking dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Physical and Applied Sciences > School of Chemistry
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2015 02:28
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2015 02:39
ISSN: 0021-9606
Publisher's Statement: Copyright (2015) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in (J. Chem. Phys. 143, 124703 (2015)) and may be found at (http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jcp/143/12/10.1063/1.4931116).
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5436
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1063/1.4931116
Publisher: AIP Publishing
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