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# Quasiclassical determination of reaction probabilities as a function of the total angular momentum.

Departamento de Química Física, Facultad de Química, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain.

The Journal of Chemical Physics (Impact Factor: 3.12). 10/2005; 123(9):94101. DOI: 10.1063/1.2009739 Source: PubMed

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**ABSTRACT:**Adiabatic potential energy surfaces for the ground electronic state of the Xe⋅⋅⋅NO(X(2)Π) van der Waals complex have been calculated using the spin-restricted coupled cluster method with single, double, and non-iterative triple excitations (RCCSD(T)). The scalar relativistic effects present in the Xe atom were included by an effective core potential and we extended the basis with bond functions to improve the description of the dispersion interaction. It has been found that the global minimum on the A(') adiabatic surface occurs at a T-shaped geometry with γ(e) = 94° and R(e) = 7.46 a(0), and with well depth of D(e) = 148.68 cm(-1). There is also an additional local minimum for the collinear geometry Xe-NO with a well depth of 104.5 cm(-1). The adiabat of A('') symmetry exhibits a single minimum at a distance R(e) = 7.68 a(0) and has a skewed geometry with γ(e) = 64° and a well depth of 148.23 cm(-1). Several C(nl) van der Waals dispersion coefficients are also estimated, of which C(6, 0) and C(6, 2) are in a reasonable agreement with previous theoretical results obtained by Nielson et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 64, 2055 (1976)]. The new potential energy surfaces were used to calculate bound states of the complex for total angular momentum quantum numbers up to J = 7/2. The ground state energy of Xe⋅⋅⋅NO(X(2)Π) is D(0) = 117 cm(-1), which matches the experimental value very accurately (within 3.3%). Scattering calculations of integral and differential cross sections have also been performed using fully quantum close coupling calculations and quasi-classical trajectory method at a collision energy of 63 meV. These calculations reveal the important role played by L-type rainbows in the scattering dynamics of the heavier Rg-NO(X) systems.The Journal of Chemical Physics 07/2012; 137(1):014312. · 3.12 Impact Factor - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**New ab initio studies of the OH(A(2)Σ(+))-Kr system reveal significantly deeper potential energy wells than previously believed, particularly for the linear configuration in which Kr is bound to the oxygen atom side of OH(A(2)Σ(+)). In spite of this difference with previous work, bound state calculations based on a new RCCSD(T) potential energy surface yield an energy level structure in reasonable accord with previous studies. However, the new calculations suggest the need for a reassignment of the vibrational levels of the electronically excited complex. Quantum mechanical and quasi-classical trajectory scattering calculations are also performed on the new potential energy surface. New experimental measurements of rotational inelastic scattering cross sections are reported, obtained using Zeeman quantum beat spectroscopy. The values of the rotational energy transfer cross sections measured experimentally are in good agreement with those derived from the dynamical calculations on the new adiabatic potential energy surface.The Journal of Chemical Physics 10/2012; 137(15):154305. · 3.12 Impact Factor - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**Cumulative reaction probabilities (CRPs) at various total angular momenta have been calculated for the barrierless reaction S((1)D) + H(2) → SH + H at total energies up to 1.2 eV using three different theoretical approaches: time-independent quantum mechanics (QM), quasiclassical trajectories (QCT), and statistical quasiclassical trajectories (SQCT). The calculations have been carried out on the widely used potential energy surface (PES) by Ho et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 116, 4124 (2002)] as well as on the recent PES developed by Song et al. [J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 9213 (2009)]. The results show that the differences between these two PES are relatively minor and mostly related to the different topologies of the well. In addition, the agreement between the three theoretical methodologies is good, even for the highest total angular momenta and energies. In particular, the good accordance between the CRPs obtained with dynamical methods (QM and QCT) and the statistical model (SQCT) indicates that the reaction can be considered statistical in the whole range of energies in contrast with the findings for other prototypical barrierless reactions. In addition, total CRPs and rate coefficients in the range of 20-1000 K have been calculated using the QCT and SQCT methods and have been found somewhat smaller than the experimental total removal rates of S((1)D).The Journal of Chemical Physics 10/2012; 137(16):164314. · 3.12 Impact Factor

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