Potential energy surfaces of quintet and singlet O4

Yuliya Paukku, Ke R. Yang, Z. Varga, Guoliang Song, Jason D. Bender, Donald G. Truhlar

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We present global ground-state potential energy surfaces for the quintet and singlet spin states of the O4 system that are suitable for treating high-energy vibrational-rotational energy transfer and collision-induced dissociation in electronically adiabatic, spin-conserving O2-O2 collisions. The surfaces are based on MS-CASPT2/maug-cc-pVTZ electronic structure calculations with scaled external correlation. The active space has 16 electrons in 12 orbitals. The calculations cover nine kinds of geometrical arrangements corresponding to dissociative diatom-diatom collisions of O2, geometries corresponding to O3-O, geometries identified by running trajectories, and geometries along linear synchronous transit paths. The global ground-state potential energy surfaces were obtained by a many-body approach with an accurate O-O pairwise interaction and a fit of the many-body interaction to 12 684 electronic structure data points for the singlet and 10 543 electronic structure data points for the quintet. The many-body fit is based on permutationally invariant polynomials in terms of bond-order functions of the six interatomic distances; the bond-order functions are mixed exponential-Gaussian functions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034301
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - júl. 21 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Paukku, Y., Yang, K. R., Varga, Z., Song, G., Bender, J. D., & Truhlar, D. G. (2017). Potential energy surfaces of quintet and singlet O4 Journal of Chemical Physics, 147(3), [034301]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4993624