- 08-171 Andre' MARTINEZ, Vania SORDONI
- Twisted Pseudodifferential Calculus and Application to the Quantum Evolution of Molecules
Sep 22, 08
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Abstract. We construct an abstract pseudodifferential calculus with operator-valued symbol, suitable for the treatment of Coulomb-type interactions, and we apply it to the study of the quantum evolution of molecules in the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, in the case of the electronic Hamiltonian admitting a local gap in its spectrum. In particular, we show that the molecular evolution can be reduced to the one of a system of smooth semiclassical operators, the symbol of which can be computed explicitely. In addition, we study the propagation of certain wave packets up to long time values of Ehrenfest order.