The static dipole polarizabilities of helium and molecular hydrogen by differential diffusion Monte Carlo

C. Huiszoon, Willem J. Briels

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The differential diffusion Monte Carlo method, involving correlated random walks, is used to calculate the static polarizabilities of molecular hydrogen and helium by application of a finite electrostatic field. The results are for molecular hydrogen (alpha)=4.60(3) au; (alpha)|=6.38(5) au; for helium (alpha) = 1.38(1) au. The results agree, within the statistical errors, with those obtained by application of high quality ab initio methods.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalChemical physics letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • METIS-129511
  • IR-24710

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