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Application of Interpolating Moving Least Squares Fitting to Hypervelocity Collision Dynamics: O(3P) + HCI
Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • Jon P. Camden
  • Richard Dawes, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Donald L. Thompson
We use an automated interpolating moving least-squares (IMLS) algorithm, which generates a fitted ab initio surface for systems of arbitrary topology, to construct a global ohcl (3A") surface at the UB3LYP/aug-cc- pvtz level of theory. This analytic PES includes all reaction channels and ohcl geometries with energies up to 144 kcal/mol (6.25 ev) above the O + hcl asymptote. The fitted surface was combined with the quasiclassical trajectory method to study the dynamics of the O( 3P) + hcl reaction at hyperthermal collision energies. The fitted PES greatly improves energy conservation during trajectory integration and eliminates problems with ab initio convergence, which are often encountered during direct dynamics studies. The more extensive trajectory calculations yield new insight into the title reaction and agree well with previous experimental studies and direct dynamics results.
Keywords and Phrases
  • Ab initio,
  • Arbitrary topology,
  • Direct dynamics,
  • Experimental studies,
  • Hyperthermal collisions,
  • Hypervelocity collision,
  • Interpolating moving least squares,
  • Moving least squares,
  • Quasi-classical trajectory method,
  • Reaction channels,
  • Trajectory calculations, Curve fitting,
  • Energy conservation,
  • Potential energy,
  • Potential energy surfaces, Dynamics
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© 2009 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.
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Jon P. Camden, Richard Dawes and Donald L. Thompson. "Application of Interpolating Moving Least Squares Fitting to Hypervelocity Collision Dynamics: O(3P) + HCI" Journal of Physical Chemistry A Vol. 113 Iss. 16 (2009) p. 4626 - 4630 ISSN: 1089-5639
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