Ab initio calculations on SF2and its low-lying cationic states: Anharmonic Franck-Condon simulation of the uv photoelectron spectrum of SF2

Edmond P.F. Lee, Kam Wah Mok, Foo Tim Chau, John M. Dyke

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Geometry optimization calculations were carried out on the X̃1A1state of SF2and the X̃2B1, Ã2A1, B̃2B2, C̃2B2, D̃2A1, and Ẽ2A2states of SF2+employing the restricted-spin coupled-cluster single-double plus perturbative triple excitation [RCCSD(T)] method and basis sets of up to the augmented correlation-consistent polarized quintuple-zeta [aug-cc-pV(5+d)Z] quality. Effects of core electron (S 2s22p6and F 1 s2electrons) correlation and basis set extension to the complete basis set limit on the computed minimum-energy geometries and relative electronic energies (adiabatic and vertical ionization energies) were investigated. RCCSD(T) potential energy functions (PEFs) were calculated for the X̃1A1state of SF2and the low-lying states of SF2+listed above employing the aug-cc-pV(5+d)Z and aug-cc-pV5Z basis sets for S and F, respectively. Anharmonic vibrational wave functions of these neutral and cationic states of SF2, and Franck-Condon (FC) factors of the lowest four one-electron allowed neutral photoionizations were computed employing the RCCSD(T) PEFs. Calculated FC factors with allowance for Duschinsky rotation and anharmonicity were used to simulate the first four photoelectron bands of SF2. The agreement between the simulated and observed first bands in the He I photoelectron spectrum reported by de Leeuw et al. [Chem. Phys. 34, 287 (1978)] is excellent. Our calculations largely support assignments made by de Leeuw et al. on the higher ionization energy bands of SF2.
Original languageEnglish
Article number104304
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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