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Numerical methods and problems involving the solution of the Schrodinger equation and related subatomic models.

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A problem with Poisson equation

I'm computing the Hartree potentials of atoms by solving the Poisson equation and I use hydrogen atom as a test case. The Poisson equation for hydrogen atom in atomic units is given by $$\nabla^2 V_H =...
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Why is Time evolving block decimation so efficient?

I have a short question about Time evolving block decimation (TEBD). During a lecture I was told that this method is very efficient in evolving 1D quantum spin systems with only nearest neighbor ...
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Integrating Matrix Elements TypeError: f() takes 1 positional argument but 3 were given

I'm working on a linear variational problem for a general PIB and I keep encountering the same problem, and I know its a rather simple solution. Any suggestions? ...
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How can I evaluate more accurate energy eigenvalues from Schrodinger equation using shooting method?

I am trying to use the "shooting method" for solving Schrodinger's equation for a reasonably arbitrary potential in 1D. But the eigenvalues so evaluated in the case of potentials that do not have hard ...
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2d Schrodinger Equation via matrix diagonalization in C

I am trying to solve the time-independent Schrodinger equation in two dimensions via discrete matrix diagonalization. I want the energy eigenvalues and the corresponding eigenfunctions for a given ...
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If not MATLAB, what software/programming language should I use to simulate/animate wave functions in various potentials + more? (example given)

I want to integrate programming into my learning in math and science in a very specific way. I want to create visualizations and simulations of concepts I am learning. When I learn a numerical method ...
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Operator splitting to solve time dependent Schrödinger equation

I encountered the split operator method to solve the time dependent Schrödinger equation during a lecture. I understand the method on a theoretical basis (I think at least), but I'm struggling to ...
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Numerical solution of zero-potential time-dependent Schrödinger equation in 1D

I want to solve numerically the one-dimensional time-dependent Schrödinger equation $$i \psi_t(x,t)=-\frac{\hbar}{2m} \psi''(x,t)$$ My issue is that I don't have the physical background to understand ...
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Recommendation for a fixed-step ODE solver?

My problem involves the solution of a second-order ODE with a fixed-step (input and output). Specifically, this ODE is the radial part of Dirac and Schrödinger equation for a spherical symmetric ...
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Numerical integration of SDE: choice of $dt$ and algorithm

I am working on the following Stochastic Differential Equation (SDE) in the Quantum Mechanics context: $$dX_{t} = a X_{t} dt + b X_{t} dW$$ where $X_{t}$ is my stochastic varible, $dt$ is my ...
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Numerical solution to the Landau-Zener problem

I tried to use a midpoint method and numerically solve the Schrödinger equation for the original Landau-Zener (LZ) problem: a $2\times 2$ Hamiltonian $$\left(\begin{array}{c} \alpha t\\ \delta \end{...
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Numerov method for Schrodinger equation

While learning about numerical methods for solving the Schrödinger equation I came across Numerov's method. I want to get the solution for the harmonic oscillator by alreading giving the eigenvalues. ...
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What will be the impact of quantum computing on existing numerical techniques (e.g. CFD)?

Quantum computing seems to be a very active and promising development area in computer science. However, I am curious as to what impact (if any) quantum computing will have on existing classical ...
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How to do Weierstrass-transform in MATLAB?

I have a diagonalization problem. I have the eigenstates correctly, and I want to do a Gaussian-smearing (Weierstrass-transform) on them. So I have the wave functions ($\Psi$), and the continuous ...
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Finding second excited state of Schrödinger equation with secant Runge Kutta method

In our assignment, we are required to find the energies of the ground state and the first two excited states of the Schrödinger equation in a harmonic potential: $$V = \frac{50 x^2}{(10^{-11})^2}\, .$...
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How to numerically calculate the transition dipole integral in periodic systems?

Now I have wave functions $\psi_a$ and $\psi_b$ of two states in Gaussian CUBE format. I'd like to evaluate the transition dipole moment integral $\pmb\mu$ between these two states. As my simulation ...
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MATLAB: Faber approximation of the matrix exponential to solve Liouville-von-Neumann equation

EDIT: I moved the full code to my github page so the post can be read more easily. I am writing a script to take the Faber approximation approach outlined in Hassan Fahs paper (free access) and apply ...
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Incorporating a potential barrier in a wave-packet simulation (Fourier Transform method)

I'm trying to simulate the scattering of a wave-packet at a potential barrier in Python. I'm using a Fourier Transform method (not sure if its the same as the Split-Step method), where I apply Fourier ...
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Hydrogen-like wavefunction as starting guess for atomic solver?

I've been looking into radial solvers for quantum wave equations (Schroedinger and Dirac). In both cases, the suggestion seems to be to go with the "shooting method", with integration schemes of ...
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Double potential well with Python

I'm trying to understand the Schrödinger equation and solving it a bit better, and I'm running into some doubts while coding, even though I am adapting the code to this situation. Also I tried asking ...
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Discrepancies between numerical and analytical solution for particle in a finite potential well?

Analytical Inside the box, the wavefunction is: \begin{equation} \frac{\hbar^2}{2m} \frac{d^2 \psi(x)}{dx^2} = E \psi(x) \iff \frac{d^2 \psi(x)}{dx^2} = k^2 \psi(x) \end{equation} where $k = \...
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Calculate partial trace of an outer product in Python?

I have a python implementation of calculating the partial trace over select dimensions. ...
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Solving Schrodinger equation numerically

Here is the Schrodinger equation that is to be solved: A 1D hard wall potential in $[0, 1]$. The potential within the potential well is given by a linear combination of Gaussian dips $$v(x) = - \...
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Magnetization Vector from XY Model for an AntiFerromagnetic System

I am working on an XY model and I'm trying to calculate the magnetization and direction for an anti-ferromagnetic (AF) system. So I have a collection of spins in the $XY$ plane represented as vectors ...
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Avoiding divergent solutions with `odeint`? shooting method

I am trying to solve an equation in Python. Basically what I want to do is to solve the equation: $$ \frac{1}{x^2}\frac{d}{dx}\left(Gam \frac{dL}{dx}\right)+L\left(\frac{a^2x^2}{Gam}-m^2\right)=0 $$ ...
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Matrix exponential of hermitian matrix with eigenvectors from generalized eigenvalue problem

I want to calculate the following expression $$ \exp(-i\Delta t\mathbf{H}) $$ where $\mathbf{H}\in\mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ is a hermitian matrix. Since I have a highly optimized eigensolver in the code ...
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Two variables integration matlab

I'm trying to solve physical problem in quantum mechanics of helium atoms, the solution require numerical integration over 2 variables. However when i'm trying to run the next code ...
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Non-hermitian discretizations in quantum mechanics

Consider the Schroedinger equation $$\left(-\frac12\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2} + V(x) \right) \psi(x) = E \psi(x)$$ The usual way to solve it is to introduce a discretization of $\psi(x)$. This ...
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Numerical solution to Time-dependent Schrodinger equation with time dependent hamiltonian

Currently I am facing the problem to solve numerically the following equation for a double well harmonic potential: $iℏ\frac{\partial}{\partial t}ψ(x,t)=−\frac{ℏ}{2m}\frac{\partial ^2}{∂x^2}ψ(x,t)+V(...
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Jump-Diffusion process: practical solver beyond Euler method?

A jump-diffusion process is a stochastic process where both continuous noise (in my case complex Wiener noise $dZ,dZ^*$ such that $dZ^2=dZ^{*2}=0,|dZ|^2=dt$) and discrete Jumps (in my case Poissonian $...
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Normalizing a density matrix at each iteration

I need to numerically evolve a density matrix using this formula(Actually I have more terms but right nows I am starting with this and facing problems): $$\dot\rho(t) = -i[H(t), \rho(t)]$$ $H(t)$ is ...
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Is there a software package for Quantum Monte Carlo estimation of the exchange correlation functional?

Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) calculations historically have been used to parameterise the exchange-correlation functionals for Density Functional Theory (DFT). For example, this article explains a way to ...
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Solving the 1D Particle-in-a-Box using C++

I've just finished learning the physics behind the problem and would like to write a program in C++ than can solve the problem. I'm actually stuck at the start. I've quite a bit of research, the ...
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Numerical propagation of a density matrix using Liouville von Neumann equation

I want to look at time evolution of the density matrices of some, very simple, spin systems, but I am having trouble with my approach. I want to use a simple for-...
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Matrix exponential by eigenvectors - implementation issues

I posted a similar question yesterday but I deleted it since I think that I had to reformulate it after some insights. I want to calculate $$ \exp(-i\Delta t\,\mathcal{H}) = V\,\mathrm{diag}(\{\exp(-...
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Calculating partial trace of array in NumPy

A simulation I'm doing requires me to calculate the partial trace of a large density matrix. I am trying to calculate it using tools from numpy, but my code seems to be having some problems. For ...
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Second Quantization in Matlab

This question may be more suited for physics.stackexchange, but I saw this post was recommended for StackOverflow or Computational Science, so I'm asking my question here. I am trying to write a ...
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Schrödinger equation with time dependent Hamiltonian

I need to solve the Schrödinger equation with a time dependent Hamiltonian $$i\hbar \frac{\partial}{\partial t} \Psi = \left[-\frac{\hbar^2}{2m}\nabla^2 +\frac{1}{2} k(t)(x^2+y^2) + V(r)\right]\Psi $...
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lightweight implementation of semiempirical quantum chemistry (e.g. MNDO,AM-1,PM3)

I'm searching for semi-empirical quantum chemistry solver which would be easy to integrate into my own software. I found a few implementations which can be in principle used e.g. MOPAC, ORCA, SQM some ...
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Parallelizing molecular simulation with full configuration energy

First, let just me stress that I'm not a an expert in computation chemistry, so now the problem: We have GCMC molecular simulation, in the Grand Canonical ensemble, using the standard metropolis ...
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Simple open-source Quantum chemistry or DFT code in C/C++

I know lot of density functional packages in fortran, including one which we are developing in our group (Fireball-DFT) but I don't like fortran very much and I would like something which is easier ...
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Stability of dark solitons in a harmonic trap

This question is based upon a research article which I am trying to reproduce. One of the main result of this paper is the condition on transverse confinement of the Bose-Einstein Condensate(BEC) to ...
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constrained quadratic binary problems and quantum adiabatic evolution

I'm going through an article with title "Solving constrained quadratic binary problems via quantum adiabatic evolution" (reference 1). And there are several points confusing me a lot. This article is ...
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Best books and notes for beginners in the parallel FORTRAN 90 programming

I am a PhD student and my field of study is Quantum Information and Computation in the theoretical aspect. Actually I write the computer codes/program in FORTRAN 90 which are serial codes but now I ...
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Numerical solution of Dirac equation (eigenvalue problem)

Suppose we have equation of the form: $$H \Psi = E \Psi $$ where $H$ is Dirac Hamiltonian (also my question can be answered by people who are not familiar with Dirac Hamiltonian but familiar with ...
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How to compute matrix representation of $\hat{y}\frac{\partial}{\partial x}$?

I have a 2-dimensional system which I would like to solve numerically (I'm using finite difference method right now), and its an eigenvalue problem. I have a term that looks like $H\psi(x,y) = [-\frac{...
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How to get the eigenvalues of Hamiltonian in an over complete basis

Let $|\psi_i\rangle$, $i=1...N+m$, be a set of overcomplete basis vector in a $N$-dim Hilbert space. The following are known: (Einstein's summation convention assumed) $$\hat{H}|\psi_i\rangle=H_{ji}|\...
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Numerical Solution to Schrödinger Equation--Multiple Wells

I am trying to solve for the allowed wavefunctions and energies for a 1D quartic potential well. To do this I am using the patching method (https://engineering.dartmouth.edu/microeng/otherweb/...
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Zero Eigenvalues in Lanczos Algorithm

I need to find the smallest few eigenvalues of a Hamiltonian (exact diagonalization) I use Python, and SciPy's built-in sparse eigenvalue solver. I notice, however, that for my small system (only a ...
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Solving Time dependent Schrodinger equation using MATLAB ode45 [closed]

The Schrodinger equation for time-dependent Hamiltonian is $$i\hbar\frac{d}{dt}\psi(t) = H(t)\psi(t) \, .$$ I try to implement solve the Schrodinger equation for time-dependent Hamiltonian in ODE ...