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          Institute: MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation     Collection: Molekulare Wechselwirkung     Display Documents



ID: 668293.0, MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation / Molekulare Wechselwirkung
A Density Functional Study of the Structure of Small OCS at He-3(N) Clusters
Authors:Toennies, Jan Peter; Navarro, Jesus; Mateo, David; Pi, Marti
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2013-01-28
Title of Journal:JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Journal Abbrev.:J. Chem. Phys.
Volume:138
Issue / Number:4
Sequence Number of Article:044321
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Kohn-Sham density functional calculations are reported for the structures of clusters consisting of a carbonyl sulfide (OCS) molecule with N = 1, 8, 18, and 40 attached 3He atoms. The N = 1 cluster ground state is highly localized at the molecular waist (donut ring position), but for higher levels of excitation becomes increasingly delocalized. The first magic cluster with 8 atoms has a significant density at both ends of the molecule in addition to the donut ring. With N = 18 3He atoms the molecule is enclosed by a magic number closed shell. Another magic stable structure consisting of two nearly isotropically spherical closed shells is found at N = 40. A comparison with calculations for the same sized 4He clusters show some important similarities, e.g., pile up at the donut ring position but altogether a more diffuse, less anisotropic structure. These results are discussed in the light of the recently analyzed infrared spectra measured in large pure 3He droplets (N ≈ 1.2 × 104) [B. Sartakov, J. P. Toennies, and A. F. Vilesov, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 134316 (2012)]10.1063/1.3697475. The moments of inertia of the 11 atom spherical shell structure, which is consistent with the experimental spectrum, lies between the predicted moments of inertia for N = 8 and N = 18 clusters. Overall the calculations reveal that the structures and energies of small doped 3He are only slightly more diffuse and less energetic than the same 4He clusters.
Free Keywords:density functional theory, excited states, ground states, helium, infrared spectra, molecular clusters, molecular configurations, molecular moments, organic compounds
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Folkert Müller-Hoissen
Affiliations:MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation/Molekulare Wechselwirkung
Identifiers:URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4788828
ISSN:0021-9606
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