%0 Journal Article
%A Lüchow, Arne
%A Anderson, James B.
%T Monte Carlo Methods in Electronic Structures for Large Systems
%D 2000
%J Annual Review of Physical Chemistry,
%V 51
%N Volume 51, 2000
%P 501-526
%@ 1545-1593
%R https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.physchem.51.1.501
%K quantum Monte Carlo
%K quantum mechanics
%K quantum chemistry
%I Annual Reviews,
%X Quantum Monte Carlo methods have recently made it possible to calculate the electronic structure of relatively large molecular systems with very high accuracy. These large systems range from positron complexes [NH2,Ps] with ∼10 electrons to C20 isomers with 120 electrons, to silicon crystal structures of 250 atoms and 1000 valence electrons. The techniques for such calculations and a sampling of applications are reviewed.
%U https://www.annualreviews.org/content/journals/10.1146/annurev.physchem.51.1.501