We present a novel formulation based on quantum Monte Carlo techniques for the treatment of volume polarization due to quantum mechanical penetration of the solute charge density in the solvent domain. The method allows to accurately solve Poisson's equation of the solvation model coupled with the Schrodinger equation for the solute. We demonstrate the performance of the approach on a representative set of solutes in water solvent and give a detailed analysis of the dependence of the volume polarization on the solute cavity and the treatment of electron correlation.
|Autori interni:||AMOVILLI, CLAUDIO|
FLORIS, FRANCA MARIA
|Autori:||AMOVILLI C; FILIPPI CLAUDIA; FLORIS FRANCA MARIA|
|Titolo:||Quantum Monte Carlo formulation of volume polarization in dielectric continuum theory|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.3043804|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|