Accurate calculations of the 18 Λ-S states and 50 Ω states of PO+ cation: potential energy curves and spectroscopic parameters including the spin-orbit coupling effect
College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Henan Normal
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Received in final form: 11 July 2014
Published online: 9 October 2014
The potential energy curves (PECs) of 5 Ω states generated from the 18 Λ-S states (X1Σ+, A 1Σ- , 1 1Δ, 11Π, 21Σ+ , 21Π, a3Σ+, 13Δ, 13Π, 13Σ- , 23Σ+ , 23Π, 15Σ+ , 15Π 25Π, 15Σ- , 25Σ+ and 15Δ) of PO+ cation are studied for the first time for internuclear separations from about 0.08 to 1.0 nm. Of these Λ-S states, only the 25Σ+ and 15Δ are the replusive ones. The a3Σ+, 23Σ+ , 15Σ- , 23Π, 13Δ, 25Σ+ , and 15Δ are the inverted states with the spin-orbit coupling effect included. The 11Π, 13Π, 15Π and 23Π states possess the double well. The 15Σ- , 21Π and 25Π states and the second wells of 11Π, 13Π, 23Π and 15Π states are the rather weakly bound states. The PEC calculations are performed by the CASSCF method, which is followed by the icMRCI approach with Davidson correction in combination with the aug-cc-pV6Z basis set. Core-valence correlation and scalar relativistic corrections are included at the same time. The spin-orbit coupling effect is accounted for. All the PECs are extrapolated to the complete basis set limit. The spectroscopic parameters are evaluated for all the Λ-S and Ω bound states, and compared with the measurements and other theoretical results. Fair agreement is found between the present spectroscopic parameters and the measurements. The vibrational properties are evaluated for the weakly bound states. The effect of spin-orbit coupling on the spectroscopic parameters is discussed. The results reported in this paper can be expected to be reliable predicted ones.
Key words: Molecular Physics and Chemical Physics
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