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Title: Vibrational energy levels of the simplest Criegee intermediate (CH{sub 2}OO) from full-dimensional Lanczos, MCTDH, and MULTIMODE calculations

Accurate vibrational energy levels of the simplest Criegee intermediate (CH{sub 2}OO) were determined on a recently developed ab initio based nine-dimensional potential energy surface using three quantum mechanical methods. The first is the iterative Lanczos method using a conventional basis expansion with an exact Hamiltonian. The second and more efficient method is the multi-configurational time-dependent Hartree (MCTDH) method in which the potential energy surface is refit to conform to the sums-of-products requirement of MCTDH. Finally, the energy levels were computed with a vibrational self-consistent field/virtual configuration interaction method in MULTIMODE. The low-lying levels obtained from the three methods are found to be within a few wave numbers of each other, although some larger discrepancies exist at higher levels. The calculated vibrational levels are very well represented by an anharmonic effective Hamiltonian.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ; ;  [3]
  1. Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)
  2. Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri 65409 (United States)
  3. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493580
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONFIGURATION INTERACTION; HAMILTONIANS; ITERATIVE METHODS; M CODES; POTENTIAL ENERGY; QUANTUM MECHANICS; SELF-CONSISTENT FIELD; SURFACES; TIME DEPENDENCE; VIBRATIONAL STATES