An analysis of isomorphic RPMD in the golden rule limit.

  title={An analysis of isomorphic RPMD in the golden rule limit.},
  author={Joseph E Lawrence and David E. Manolopoulos},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={151 24},
We analyze the golden rule limit of the recently proposed isomorphic ring polymer (iso-RP) method. This method aims to combine an exact expression for the quantum mechanical partition function of a system with multiple electronic states with a pre-existing mixed quantum-classical (MQC) dynamics approximation, such as fewest switches surface hopping. Since the choice of the MQC method adds a degree of flexibility, we simplify the analysis by assuming that the dynamics used correctly reproduces… 
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