E. Pradhan and A. Brown*
Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, 16 (5), 1730001.
Publication year: 2017

In this paper, the use of the neural network (NN) method with exponential neurons for directly fitting ab initio data to generate potential energy surfaces (PESs) in sum-of-product form will be discussed. The utility of the approach will be highlighted using fits of CS2, HFCO, and HONO ground state PESs based upon high-level ab initio data. Using a generic interface between the neural network PES fitting, which is performed in MATLAB, and the Heidelberg multi-con-figuration time-dependent Hartree (MCTDH) software package, the PESs have been tested via comparison of vibrational energies to experimental measurements. The review demonstrates the potential of the PES fitting method, combined with MCTDH, to tackle high-dimensional quantum dynamics problems.