Low-energy stereodynamics in the ion–molecule reactions D+ + D2/HD and H+ + H2/HD: reagent vibrational excitation effect and mass factor effect

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The low-energy chemical stereodynamics of these ion–molecule reactions D+ + D2 → D2 + D+, D+ + HD → DH + D+/D2 + H+, H+ + HD → H2 + D+/HD + H+ and H+ + H2 → H2 + H+ has been investigated by performing the quasi-classical trajectory calculations on the ground electronic state potential energy surface (11A′ PES). The polarization-dependent differential cross sections and the probability distributions of P(θ r ) and P(ϕ r ) have been calculated, compared and discussed within the center-of-mass frame and at the low collision energy of 100 meV. The calculation results indicate that the product scattering and the polarization of the product rotational angular momentum are sensitive to the reactant vibrational quantum number. Such sensitivity increases with the increasing value of mass factor. Moreover, the products from the reaction H+ + HD → HD + H+ show quite different scattering and polarization behaviors with reagent vibration excitation.


Chemical stereodynamics Quasi-classical trajectory theory method Polarization-dependent differential cross section Angle distribution Reagent vibration effect Mass factor effect 



This work is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province of China under the Grant No. ZR2014AM025.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Pathogenic Biology, Medical CollegeQingdao UniversityQingdaoChina

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