Title

Full-dimensional quantum dynamics of CO in collision with H2

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Inelastic scattering computations are presented for collisions of vibrationally and rotationally excited CO with H2 in full dimension. The computations utilize a newly developed six-dimensional potential energy surface (PES) and the previously reported four-dimensional V12 PES [P. Jankowski et al., J. Chem. Phys. 138, 084307 (2013)] and incorporate full angular-momentum coupling. At low collision energies, pure rotational excitation cross sections of CO by para-, ortho-, and normal-H2 are calculated and convolved to compare with recent measurements. Good agreement with the measured data is shown except for j1 = 0 → 1 excitation of CO for very low-energy para-H2 collisions. Rovibrational quenching results are presented for initially excited CO(v1j1) levels with v1 = 1, j1 = 1-5 and v1 = 2, j1 = 0 for collisions with para-H2 (v2 = 0, j2 = 0) and ortho-H2 (v2 = 0, j2 = 1) over the kinetic energy range 0.1-1000 cm-1. The total quenching cross sections are found to have similar magnitudes, but increase (decrease) with j1 for collision energies above ∼300 cm-1 (below ∼10 cm-1). Only minor differences are found between para- and ortho-H2 colliders for rovibrational and pure rotational transitions, except at very low collision energies. Likewise, pure rotational deexcitation of CO yields similar cross sections for the v1 = 0 and v1 = 1 vibrational levels, while rovibrational quenching from v1 = 2, j1 = 0 is a factor of ∼5 larger than that from v1 = 1, j1 = 0. Details on the PES, computed at the CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pV5Z level, and fitted with an invariant polynomial method, are also presented. © 2016 Author(s).