A Comparison of the Isotope Effect for the N + N2 Reaction Calculated on Two Potential Energy Surfaces

  • Sergio Rampino
  • Dimitris Skouteris
  • Antonio Laganà
  • Ernesto Garcia
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5072)


The atom-diatom time independent quantum reactive scattering program ABC implemented on the COMPCHEM section of the EGEE computing Grid has been used to compute isotope effects for the nitrogen atom - nitrogen molecule reactions. Exact J = 0 quantum scattering calculations were performed for both the 14N + 28N2 and 14N + 30N2 reactions on two different potential energy surfaces. Related reaction thresholds, reactive resonances and product distributions are discussed. J-shifting thermal rate coefficients are also calculated for a comparison with the experiment.


reactive scattering quantum dynamics and kinetics nitrogen exchange reaction reactive resonances isotope effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Rampino
    • 1
  • Dimitris Skouteris
    • 1
  • Antonio Laganà
    • 1
  • Ernesto Garcia
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità di PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Departamento de Quimica FisicaUniversidad del Pais VascoVitoriaSpain

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