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Calculation of Vibrational Line Shifts for Molecular Dimers

Buck, U. and Schmidt, B. (1990) Calculation of Vibrational Line Shifts for Molecular Dimers. J. Mol. Liqu., 46 . pp. 181-196.


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A method for calculating the shifts of vibrational excitation frequencies in molecular clusters is presented. It is based on second order non-degenerate perturbation theory and refers to early publications of Buckingham. The resulting formula involves off-diagonal cubic force constants thus accounting for coupling of the individual molecular normal modes. It is applied to the C-O stretching mode in methanol dimers and to all three modes in water dimers. The results are in good agreement with experimental values with exception of the ν3-mode of the donor molecule in the water dimer where the perturbation approach was found to be not adequate.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Physics > Mathematical & Theoretical Physics > Computational Physics
Physical Sciences > Chemistry > Physical Chemistry
Physical Sciences > Physics > Chemical Physics
ID Code:876
Deposited By: Burkhard Schmidt
Deposited On:18 Mar 2010 10:57
Last Modified:03 Mar 2017 14:40

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