Variational path integral simulations using discretized coordinates
We describe a variational path integral simulation algorithm for quantum Monte Carlo studies of many-body systems in which particles are restricted to occupy sites on a regular simple cubic lattice with lattice constant s, and discuss the algorithm’s potential computational benefits. Application of the algorithm to the weakly bound cluster Ne3 shows that accurate coordinate-space observables for this system can be computed using lattice constants as large as s = 0.2 a0.
Robert Hinde. "Variational path integral simulations using discretized coordinates" Chemical Physics Letters 418 (2006): 481.