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Title: Accurate potential energy curve of the LiH{sup +} molecule calculated with explicitly correlated Gaussian functions

Very accurate calculations of the ground-state potential energy curve (PEC) of the LiH{sup +} ion performed with all-electron explicitly correlated Gaussian functions with shifted centers are presented. The variational method is employed. The calculations involve optimization of nonlinear exponential parameters of the Gaussians performed with the aid of the analytical first derivatives of the energy determined with respect to the parameters. The diagonal adiabatic correction is also calculated for each PEC point. The PEC is then used to calculate the vibrational energies of the system. In that calculation, the non-adiabatic effects are accounted for by using an effective vibrational mass obtained by the minimization of the difference between the vibrational energies obtained from the calculations where the Born-Oppenheimer approximation was not assumed and the results of the present calculations.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253358
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; BORN-OPPENHEIMER APPROXIMATION; GAUSS FUNCTION; GROUND STATES; LITHIUM HYDRIDES; MINIMIZATION; POTENTIAL ENERGY; VARIATIONAL METHODS