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Ab initio Study of the Potential Energy Surface and Stability of the Li2+(X2Σg+) Alkali Dimer in Interaction with a Xenon Atom

  • S. Saidi
  • C. Ghanmi
  • F. Hassen
  • H. Berriche
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics book series (PTCP, volume 26)

Abstract

The potential energy surfaces (PES) and the corresponding spectroscopic constants describing the interaction between the Li 2 + (X2Σ g + ) alkali dimer in its ground state and the xenon atom are evaluated very accurately including the three-body interactions. We have used an accurate ab initio approach based on nonempirical pseudopotential, parameterized l-dependent polarization potential, and an analytic potential form for the Li+Xe interaction. The potential energy surfaces of the interaction Li 2 + (X2Σ g + )-Xe have been computed for a fixed distance of the Li 2 + (X2Σ g + ) and for an extensive range of the remaining two Jacobi coordinates, R and γ. The use of the pseudopotential technique has reduced the number of active electrons of Li 2 + (X2Σ g + )Xe complex to only one electron. The core-core interaction for Li+Xe is included using the (CCSD(T)) accurate potential of Lozeille et al. (Phys Chem Chem Phys 4:3601, 2002). This numerical potential is adjusted using the analytical form of Tang and Toennies. Moreover, the interaction forces and the potential anisotropy are analyzed in terms of Legendre polynomials analytical representation of the potential energy surface (PES). To our best knowledge, there are no experimental nor theoretical study on the collision between the Li 2 + (X2Σ g + ) ionic alkali dimer and the xenon atom. These results are presented for the first time.

Keywords

Equilibrium Distance Ionic Molecule Spectroscopic Constant Xenon Atom Internuclear Axis 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

This work has been supported by the Advanced Materials Center and KACST through the Long-Term Comprehensive National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation Program (Project no. 10-ADV1164-07).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Saidi
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Ghanmi
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Hassen
    • 3
  • H. Berriche
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Interfaces et Matériaux Avancés, Département de Physique, Faculté des SciencesUniversité de MonastirMonastirTunisia
  2. 2.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceKing Khalid UniversityAbhaSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Physique des Semiconducteurs et des Composants Electroniques, Faculté des SciencesUniversité de MonastirMonastirTunisie

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