Extension of the effective relativistic coupling by asymptotic representation (ERCAR) approach to multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces: 3D model for CH3I

Wittenbrink N, Eisfeld W (2018)
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 148(9): 12.

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Abstract / Bemerkung
The Effective Relativistic Coupling by Asymptotic Representation (ERCAR) approach is a new method developed by us over the past few years that allows for the accurate diabatic representation of a molecular Coulomb and spin-orbit Hamiltonian and yields an analytic potential energy surface (PES) model for use in quantum dynamics simulations. So far, we focused on the single one dissociation coordinate defining the asymptote for diabatic representation and corresponding to removing a single, strongly relativistic atom from the remaining fragment. In the present study, we extend this approach to multiple dimensions for the first time. To this end, a 3D PES model is developed for the methyl iodide (CH3I) system accounting for all totally symmetric coordinates (C-I stretch, CH3 umbrella, and CH3 breathing modes). The model parameters are fitted with respect to high-level ab initio reference data for the spin space ("spin-free") states which are reproduced with very good accuracy. The ERCAR method also yields the fine structure states and energies which are not computed ab initio. This is particularly important for the (1)Q(1) and (3)Q(0) fine structure states of CH3I which form an intersection that is considered key for the photodissociation dynamics of the system. Our new model shows that this intersection is considerably curved in the 2D subspace of the C-I stretch and CH3 umbrella coordinate. This will certainly affect the complicated nonadiabatic photodissociation dynamics of CH3I. The construction of a full 9D diabatic PES model is currently in progress. Published by AIP Publishing.
Erscheinungsjahr
2018
Zeitschriftentitel
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Band
148
Ausgabe
9
Art.-Nr.
12
ISSN
0021-9606
eISSN
1089-7690
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2919057

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Wittenbrink N, Eisfeld W. Extension of the effective relativistic coupling by asymptotic representation (ERCAR) approach to multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces: 3D model for CH3I. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS. 2018;148(9): 12.
Wittenbrink, N., & Eisfeld, W. (2018). Extension of the effective relativistic coupling by asymptotic representation (ERCAR) approach to multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces: 3D model for CH3I. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 148(9), 12. doi:10.1063/1.5011757
Wittenbrink, N., and Eisfeld, W. (2018). Extension of the effective relativistic coupling by asymptotic representation (ERCAR) approach to multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces: 3D model for CH3I. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 148:12.
Wittenbrink, N., & Eisfeld, W., 2018. Extension of the effective relativistic coupling by asymptotic representation (ERCAR) approach to multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces: 3D model for CH3I. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 148(9): 12.
N. Wittenbrink and W. Eisfeld, “Extension of the effective relativistic coupling by asymptotic representation (ERCAR) approach to multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces: 3D model for CH3I”, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol. 148, 2018, : 12.
Wittenbrink, N., Eisfeld, W.: Extension of the effective relativistic coupling by asymptotic representation (ERCAR) approach to multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces: 3D model for CH3I. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS. 148, : 12 (2018).
Wittenbrink, Nils, and Eisfeld, Wolfgang. “Extension of the effective relativistic coupling by asymptotic representation (ERCAR) approach to multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces: 3D model for CH3I”. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 148.9 (2018): 12.