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Volume 129, Issue 20, 28 November 2008
129(2008); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3025917View Description Hide Description
The ionization and charge transfer processes, which occur when a dopedheliumdroplet undergoes electron impact, are studied for dropletsdoped with van der Waals complexes with various structures and electrostatic moments. The mass spectra of the two isomers of hydrogen cyanide complexed with either cyanoacetylene or acetylene in heliumdroplets were obtained using optically selected mass spectrometry, and show that the structure of the complex has a large effect on the fragmentation pattern. The resulting fragmentation pattern is consistent with an ionization process in which charge steering strongly influences the site of initial ionization. The observed dissociation products may also be subject to caging by the helium matrix.
129(2008); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3028653View Description Hide Description
We report on the ultraviolet excitation of collision pairs in a crossed molecular beam experiment. We observe collision products originating from the process . The spectral intensity distribution of the collision products and the prevailing small angle scattering confirm a previously proposed long range dipole-dipole mechanism. We report velocity-resolved spectra and a comparison to preliminary numerical results based on collisional broadening theory. Polarization experiments suggest future potential for the observation of collision geometries.
Implementation of the full explicitly correlated coupled-cluster singles and doubles model CCSD-F12 with optimally reduced auxiliary basis dependence129(2008); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3028546View Description Hide Description
An implementation of the full explicitly correlated coupled-cluster singles and doubles model CCSD-F12 using a single Slater-type geminal has been obtained with the aid of automated term generation and evaluation techniques. In contrast to a previously reported computer code [T. Shiozaki et al., J. Chem. Phys.129, 071101 (2008)], our implementation features a reduced dependence on the auxiliary basis set due to the use of a reformulated evaluation of the so-called -intermediate rather than straight forward insertion of an auxiliary basis expansion, which allows an unambiguous comparison to more approximate CCSD-F12 models. First benchmark results for total correlation energies and reaction energies indicate an excellent performance of the much cheaper CCSD(F12) model.