Young Researchers Workshop: Current trends in kinetic theory

A diabatic surface hopping algorithm based on time perturbation theory and semiclassical analysis

Di Fang

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Surface hopping algorithms are popular tools to study dynamics of the quantum-classical mixed systems. In this talk, we will present a surface hopping algorithm in diabatic representations, based on time dependent perturbation theory and semiclassical analysis. The algorithm can be viewed as a Monte Carlo sampling algorithm on the semiclassical path space for piecewise deterministic path with stochastic jumps between the energy surfaces. The algorithm is validated numerically and it shows good performance in both weak coupling and avoided crossing regimes.