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DMC and VMC Calculations of the Electric Dipole Moment and the Ground-State Total Energy of Hydrazine Molecule Using CASINO-Code

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Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) calculations of the electric dipole moment and ground-state total energy of hydrazine (N2H4) molecule using CASINO-code have been carried-out by employing the VMC and DMC techniques. The optimization of the Slater-Jastrow trial wave-function was done using variance-minimization scheme. The simulations require that the configurations must evolve on the time scale of the electronic motion, and after equilibration, the estimated effective time-step be obtained. In this study, the electric dipole moment of N2H4 molecule was calculated using only the DMC technique; and a value of 2.0D which is in good agreement with the experimental value of 1.85D was obtained. On the other hand, the ground-state total energy of N2H4 molecule was calculated using both VMC and DMC methods. It was observed that the result obtained from the VMC technique agrees very-well with the best theoretical value [17], but the DMC technique gave a ground-state total energy lower than all other theoretical values in literature, suggesting that the DMC result of –111.842774 ± 0.00394 a.u. may be the exact ground-state total energy of hydrazine molecule. The calculated values of electric dipole moment and ground-state total energy in this work are compared with the available experimental values and the values reported by different workers. Reasonably good agreement has been obtained between them in the required order of chemical accuracy.


International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 59)
S. A. Ekong et al., "DMC and VMC Calculations of the Electric Dipole Moment and the Ground-State Total Energy of Hydrazine Molecule Using CASINO-Code", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 59, pp. 106-114, 2015
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