A Global Full-Dimensional Potential Energy Surface for the K 2 Rb 2 Complex and Its Lifetime
Dongzheng Yang, Junxiang Zuo, Jing Huang, Xixi Hu, Richard Dawes, Daiqian Xie, Hua Guo
Abstract: A full-dimensional global potential energy surface for the KRb + KRb → K2 + Rb2 reaction is developed from 20 759 ab initio points calculated using a coupled cluster singles, doubles, and perturbative triples (CCSD(T)) method with effective core potentials, extrapolated to the complete basis set limit. The ab initio points are represented with high fidelity (root-mean-square error of 1.86 cm–1) using the permutation-invariant polynomial–neural network method, which enforces the permutation invariance of the potential with respect to exchange of identical nuclei. The potential energy surface features two D2h minima and one Cs minimum connected by the isomerization saddle points. The Rice–Ramsperger–Kassel–Marcus lifetime of the K2Rb2 reaction intermediate estimated using the potential energy surface is 227 ns, in reasonable agreement with the latest experimental measurement.
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