Full-dimensional Quantum Dynamics of SiO in Collision with H$_2$ [CL]


We report the first full-dimensional potential energy surface (PES) and quantum mechanical close-coupling calculations for scattering of SiO due to H$_2$. The full-dimensional interaction potential surface was computed using the explicitly correlated coupled-cluster (CCSD(T)-F12b) method and fitted using an invariant polynomial approach. Pure rotational quenching cross sections from initial states $v_1=0$, $j_1$=1-5 of SiO in collision with H$_2$ are calculated for collision energies between 1.0 and 5000 cm$^{-1}$. State-to-state rotational rate coefficients are calculated at temperatures between 5 and 1000 K. The rotational rate coefficients of SiO with para-H$_2$ are compared with previous approximate results which were obtained using SiO-He PESs or scaled from SiO-He rate coefficients. Rovibrational state-to-state and total quenching cross sections and rate coefficients for initially excited SiO($v_1=1, j_1$=0 and 1) in collisions with para-H$_2$($v_2=0,j_2=0$) and ortho-H$_2$($v_2=0,j_2=1$) were also obtained. The application of the current collisional rate coefficients to astrophysics is briefly discussed.

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B. Yang, P. Zhang, C. Qu, et. al.
Wed, 14 Feb 18

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