Interatomic potentials of metal dimers: probing agreement between experiment and advanced ab initio calculations for van der Waals dimer Cd2

T. Urbańczyk , M. Strojecki , Marek Krośnicki , A. Kędziorski , P. S. Żuchowski , J. Koperski


A critical review of experimental studies and ab initio calculations of the low-lying ungerade excited and ground state interatomic potentials of Cd2 van der Waals dimer is presented. Consistency as well as discrepancies between experimental results and ab initio calculations are probed. In order to obtain better agreement with existing experimental data, fill in gaps in current knowledge and provide a unifying framework, advanced all-electron ab initio calculations were performed and simulations of the reported spectra were executed. From simulations of laser-induced fluorescence excitation and dispersed emission spectra, analytical and/or point-wise representations of the (51P1), B11u(51P1), a31u(53P1), (53P1) and c31u(53P2) excited-, and the (51S0) ground-state Cd2 interatomic potentials were obtained. The comparison of the ab initio calculated potentials with results of the analyses allows to illustrate a current state-of-the-art of theory-and-experiment correspondence for such a demanding system. Results are presented in the context of an importance of the group 2 and group 12 metal dimer interatomic potentials especially, in ultra-cold physics and chemistry, and in fundamental tests of quantum mechanics.
Author T. Urbańczyk
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, M. Strojecki
M. Strojecki,,
, Marek Krośnicki (FMPI / ITPA)
Marek Krośnicki,,
- Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
, A. Kędziorski
A. Kędziorski,,
, P. S. Żuchowski
P. S. Żuchowski,,
, J. Koperski
J. Koperski,,
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Journal seriesInternational Reviews in Physical Chemistry, ISSN 0144-235X, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets3.95
Keywords in EnglishCadmium dimers (Cd2), ab initio calculations, van der Waals (vdW) complexes, laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) excitation spectra, LIF dispersed emission spectra, interatomic potentials, potential energy curves (PEC), bond lengths, vibrational energy structures, rotational energy structures, molecular isotopic composition, supersonic expansion beams
ASJC Classification1606 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 2.506; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 9.406 (2) - 2017=7.234 (5)
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