Files in this item

FilesDescriptionFormat

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation1482680.pptx (21MB)
PresentationMicrosoft PowerPoint 2007

application/pdf

application/pdf4040.pdf (17kB)
AbstractPDF

Description

Title:THE AUTOMATED CONSTRUCTION OF POTENTIAL ENERGY SURFACES SUITABLE TO DESCRIBE VDW COMPLEXES OF HIGHLY EXCITED NASCENT REACTION PRODUCT MOLECULES
Author(s):Quintas Sánchez, Ernesto
Contributor(s):McCarthy, Michael C; Lee, Kelvin ; Dawes, Richard
Subject(s):Mini-symposium: Non-covalent Interactions
Abstract:Some reactions producing extremely hot nascent products---with vibrational quantum numbers at least as high as 30---nevertheless form relatively long-lived weakly-bound van der Waals (vdW) complexes with bath gas molecules that are observable via microwave rotational spectroscopy. One example is SiO, formed in the reaction of various silanes with oxygen.\footnote{~M. C. McCarthy, S. A. Ndengu\'e and R. Dawes, The rotational spectrum and potential energy surface of the Ar--SiO complex, J. Chem. Phys. 149, 134308 (2018).} The reason for the long lifetimes of the complexes, despite having internal energies that greatly exceed the vdW well depth, is the very weak coupling between the intra- and intermolecular modes. Theoretical calculations of such unbound resonance states can be much more challenging than ordinary bound state calculations since approaches to deal with the dissociating wavefunction (such as complex absorbing potentials) are less straightforward and much more time consuming. We have demonstrated that a simplified approach of making a series of vibrationally effective PESs for the intermolecular coordinates (one for each reaction product vibrational quantum number of interest) can produce vdW levels for the complex that are of spectroscopic accuracy. Here we will describe how our freely available PES fitting code called AUTOSURF\footnote{~E. Quintas-S\'anchez and R. Dawes, AUTOSURF: A Freely Available Program to Construct Potential Energy Surfaces, J. Chem. Inf. Model. 59, 262--271 (2019).}\footnote{~R. Dawes and E. Quintas-S\'anchez, The Construction of Ab Initio-Based Potential Energy Surfaces, Reviews in Computational Chemistry, Volume 31, Chapter 5, pp. 199-263, John Wiley \& Sons (2018).} can be used to construct the necessary PESs using automation. The code is demonstrated here by presenting spectroscopic-quality potential energy surfaces for Ar--CS and Ar--SiS complexes.
Issue Date:2019-06-18
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/104459
DOI:10.15278/isms.2019.TH06
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Ernesto Quintas Sánchez
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-07-15
2020-01-25


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics