We derive equations for nonadiabatic Ehrenfest molecular dynamics within the projector augmented-wave (PAW) formalism. The discretization of the electrons is time-dependent as the augmentation functions depend on the positions of the nuclei. We describe the implementation of the Ehrenfest molecular dynamics equations within the real-space PAW method. We demonstrate the applicability of our method by studying the vibration of NaCl, the torsional rotation of H2C=NH+2 in both the adiabatic and the nonadiabatic regimes, and the hydrogen bombardment of C40H16.
- Ehrenfest molecular dynamics
- Nonadiabatic processes