Full-Dimensional Quantum Dynamics of SiO in Collision with H2.

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We report the first full-dimensional potential energy surface (PES) and quantum mechanical close-coupling calculations for scattering of SiO due to H2. The full-dimensional interaction potential surface was computed using the explicitly correlated coupled-cluster (CCSD(T)-F12b) method and fitted using an invariant polynomial approach. Pure rotational quenching cross sections from initial states v1 = 0, j1 = 1-5 of SiO in collision with H2 are calculated for collision energies between 1.0 and 5000 cm-1. State-to-state rotational rate coefficients are calculated at temperatures between 5 and 1000 K. The rotational rate coefficients of SiO with para-H2 (p-H2) are compared with previous approximate results which were obtained using SiO-He PESs or scaled from SiO-He rate coefficients. Rovibrational state-to-state and total quenching cross sections and rate coefficients for initially excited SiO (v1 = 1, j1 = 0 and 1) in collisions with p-H2 (v2 = 0, j2 = 0) and ortho-H2 (o-H2) (v2 = 0, j2 = 1) are also obtained. The application of the current collisional rate coefficients to astrophysics is briefly discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Yang, B; Zhang, P; Qu, C; Wang, XH; Stancil, PC; Bowman, JM; Balakrishnan, N; McLaughlin, BM; Forrey, RC

Published Date

  • February 6, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1511 - 1520

PubMed ID

  • 29365271

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5215

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-5639

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09762


  • eng