[Pw_forum] about neb

Wu Rongqin g0203654 at nus.edu.sg
Mon Jun 7 07:09:23 CEST 2004

Dear all,

I am doing calculations on small molecular adsorption on metal surface. One of the important issue on this is the vibrational modes. I saw example9 calculated the norm mode of SiH4, is it possible to calculate the norm modes of SiH4 absorbed on a surface? This is an interesting issue.

Rongqin Woo

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Sent: 2004年6月4日 18:02
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The straightforward, though expensive, way would to compute all phonon
frequencies for the initial state and for the saddle-point (discarding
the imaginary one) using the phonon code . This should give you also the
Beware however that in this way you are not including quantum tunneling,

If you find a better way everybody would be interested.


Wu Rongqin wrote:

>Dear all,
>I used the nudged elastic band method to calculate the energy barrier and reasonable results can be obtained. however, it is overestimated, I have to do correlation for vibrational zero point energy. Is it possible? If yes, then how?
>Rongqin woo

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