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Title: Relativistic calculations of ground and excited states of LiYb molecule for ultracold photoassociation spectroscopy studies
Authors: Gopakumar, G
Abe, Minori
Das, B. P
Hada, Masahiko
Hirao, Kimihiko
Keywords: Perturbation Theory;Atoms
Issue Date: 29-Sep-2010
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Citation: Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 133, No. 12, pp. 124317(1-8)
Abstract: We report a series of quantum-chemical calculations for the ground and some of the low-lying excited states of an isolated LiYb molecule by the spin-orbit multistate complete active space second-order perturbation theory SO-MS-CASPT2 . Potential energy curves, spectroscopic constants, and transition dipole moments TDMs at both spin-free and spin-orbit levels are obtained. Large spin-orbit effects especially in the TDMs of the molecular states dissociating to Yb 3P0,1,2 excited states are found. To ensure the reliability of our calculations, we test five types of incremental basis sets and study their effect on the equilibrium distance and dissociation energy of the ground state. We also compare CASPT2 and CCSD T results for the ground state spectroscopic constants at the spin-free relativistic level. The discrepancies between the CASPT2 and CCSD T results are only 0.01 Å in equilibrium bond distance Re and 200 cm−1 in dissociation energy De . Our CASPT2 calculation in the supermolecular state R=100 a.u. with the largest basis set reproduces experimental atomic excitation energies within 3% error. Transition dipole moments of the super molecular state R=100 a.u. dissociating to Li 2P excited states are quite close to experimental atomic TDMs as compared to the Yb 3P and Yb 1P excited states. The information obtained from this work would be useful for ultracold photoassociation experiments on LiYb. © 2010 American Institute of Physics. doi:10.1063/1.3475568
Description: Restricted Access
ISSN: 0021-9606
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