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Vibrational energy levels of water

Császár, A. G. and Mills, I. (1997) Vibrational energy levels of water. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 53 (8). pp. 1101-1122. ISSN 1386-1425

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/S1386-1425(97)00020-6


Several quartic force fields and a full sextic anharmonic force field for H,O have been determined from high-quality ab initio calculations, the highest at the aug-cc-pVQZ CCSD(T) level of theory. These force fields have been used to determine vibrational excited state band origins up to 15 000 cm - ’ above the zero-point level, using both a perturbation-resonancea pproach and a variational approach. An optimisedq uartic force field hasb eeno btained by least squares refinement of our best ab initio results to fit the observed overtone levels of 5 symmetrically substituted isotopomers of water (Hi60, Hi70, HisO, D,O, and T,O) with an rms error of less than 10 cm-‘, using the perturbation-resonancem odel for the vibrational calculation. Predicatel east squaresr efinement was usedt o provide a loose constraint of the refined force field to the ab initio results. The results obtained prove the viability of the perturbation-resonancem odel for usei n larger molecular systemsa nd also highlight someo f its weaknesse

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy
ID Code:7304
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anharmonic force field; Perturbation-resonance model; Vibrational energy

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