Dynamics of the O + CN Reaction and N + CO Scattering on Two Coupled Surfaces
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009
Spin−orbit coupling between the two collinear 2Π and 4Σ− potential energy surfaces for the NCO system are calculated using the RASSI method with CASSCF wave functions as basis set. The GDVR method has been used to interpolate a spin−orbit coupling surface.
Wave packet and quasi-classical trajectory surface hopping calculations have been performed and compared for both the O(3P) + CN(X2Σ+) → N(4S) + CO(X1Σ+) reaction and for electronically inelastic scattering in the N + CO channels.
The O + CN nonadiabatic reaction probabilities are small. The wavepacket study gives a resonance structure. Also for the N + CO electronically inelastic scattering the wave packet calculations give a distinct resonance structure with peak transition probabilities up to around 10%, which is somewhat lower than the trajectory surface hopping results.