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A comparison of the quantum state-specific efficiency of N + N2 reaction computed on different potential energy surfaces

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Abstract

State-to-state exact quantum probabilities of the N + N2 exchange reaction have been calculated on the recently proposed L4 potential energy surface fitted to high level ab initio points using full-dimensional time-independent quantum techniques. Thermal rate coefficient values calculated on L4 were found not to differ from those calculated on a previously proposed potential energy surface. On the contrary, state-specific reaction probabilities calculated on the two surfaces are shown to differ significantly. Arguments for attributing the difference to specific features of the considered potential energy surfaces are provided.

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Submitted
24 Oct 2008
Accepted
18 Dec 2008
First published
03 Feb 2009

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009,11, 1752-1757
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Paper

A comparison of the quantum state-specific efficiency of N + N2 reaction computed on different potential energy surfaces

S. Rampino, D. Skouteris, A. Laganà, E. Garcia and A. Saracibar, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 1752
DOI: 10.1039/B818902A

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