Date of Award

Spring 2018

Degree Type

Honors Project



First Advisor

Zeb C. Kramer


The quantum dynamics on a pair of model two dimensional potential energy surfaces is studied using time-independent and wave packet analyses. The first potential is a reduced dimensional model of an ion-dipole reaction and the second is a planar double Morse potential. Both potentials have been of recent interest in characterizing the roaming reaction mechanism using classical dynamics. Roaming resonance states related to the classically observed roaming dynamics are isolated, and quantum signatures of roaming on these potentials are discussed. The effects of the shape of the double Morse potential on the quantum dynamics are also considered.