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Title: Franck-Condon simulation of the photoelectron spectrum of AsF2 and the photodetachment spectrum of AsF2- using ab initio calculations : ionization energy and electron affinity of AsF2
Authors: Mok, DKW 
Lee, EPF
Chau, FT
Dyke, JM
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: Physical chemistry chemical physics, 2010, v. 12, no. 31, p. 9076-9088 How to cite?
Journal: Physical chemistry chemical physics 
Abstract: RCCSD(T) and/or CASSCF/MRCI calculations were carried out on the <(X)(2)over tilde>B-1 state of AsF2, the <(X)(1)over tilde>A(1), <(a)(3)over tilde>B-1 and <(X)(1)over tilde>B-1 states of AsF2+, and the <(X)(1)over tilde>A(1) state of AsF2- employing the fully-relativistic small-core effective core potential (ECP10MDF) for As and basis sets of up to augmented correlation-consistent polarized valence quintuple-zeta (aug-cc-pV5Z) quality. Minimum-energy geometrical parameters and relative electronic energies were evaluated, including contributions from extrapolation to the complete basis set limit and from outer core correlation of the As 3d(10) electrons. In addition, simplified, explicitly correlated RHF/UCCSD(T)-F12x calculations were also performed employing different atomic orbital basis sets, and associated complementary auxiliary and density-fitting basis sets. The best theoretical estimates of the adiabatic ionization energies (AIE(0)) of AsF2(<(X)(2)over tilde>B-1) to the <(X)(1)over tilde>A(1) and <(a)(3)over tilde>B-1 states of AsF2+, including corrections for zero-point vibrational energy (Delta ZPE), are 9.099(8) and 13.290(22) eV respectively. The best estimated electron affinity (EA(0)) of AsF2 is 1.182(16) eV, also including Delta(ZPE). These are currently the most reliable AIE(0) and EA(0) values for AsF2. Potential energy functions (PEFs) of the <(X)(2)over tilde>B-1 state of AsF2, the <(X)(1)over tilde>A(1) and <(a)(3)over tilde>B-1 states of AsF2+ and <(X)(1)over tilde>A(1) state of AsF2- were computed at RCCSD(T)/aug-cc-pV5Z, RCCSD(T)/aug-cc-pCV5Z and RHF/UCCSD(T)-F12a/aug-cc-pCVTZ levels. These PEFs were employed in variational calculations of anharmonic vibrational wavefunctions, which were then utilised to calculate Franck-Condon factors (FCFs), using a method which includes allowance for anharmonicity and Duschinsky rotation. The computed FCFs were used to simulate the first two bands in the photoelectron spectrum of AsF2 and the first band in the photodetachment spectrum of AsF2-, both yet to be recorded. The simulated spectra obtained using different sets of PEFs were found to be almost identical, suggesting that the simplified explicitly correlated UCCSD(T)-F12x method with a relatively small basis set can be a reliable alternative to the conventional RCCSD(T) correlation methods with a relatively large basis set, but at a significantly lower cost.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30916
ISSN: 1463-9076
EISSN: 1463-9084
DOI: 10.1039/c003688a
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