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Title: Communication: A simple full range analytical potential for H{sub 2} b{sup 3}∑{sub u}{sup +}, H–He {sup 2}∑{sup +}, and He{sub 2} {sup 1}∑{sub g}{sup +}

The Tang-Toennies potential for the weakly interacting systems H{sub 2} b{sup 3}Σ{sub u}{sup +}, H–He {sup 2}Σ{sup +}, and He{sub 2} {sup 1}Σ{sub g}{sup +} is extended down to the united atom limit of vanishing internuclear distance. A simple analytic expression connects the united atom limiting potential with the Tang-Toennies potential in the well region. The new potential model is compared with the most recent ab initio calculations for all three systems. The agreement is better than 20% (H{sub 2} and He{sub 2}) or comparable with the differences in the available ab initio calculations (H–He) over six orders of magnitude corresponding to the entire range of internuclear distances.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Max Planck Institute for Dynamic and Self-Organization, Am Fassberg 17, 37077 Goettingen (Germany)
  2. Department of Physics, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington 98447 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415592
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ATOMS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DISTANCE; HELIUM; HYDROGEN; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; POTENTIALS