Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
In a dissociation attachment experiment of water, three peaks were observed at 7,9, and 12 eV. The origin of the third peak has been believed to be 2B2. However, the calculated energy of this state is 0.6 eV higher than the experimental value. This discrepancy is quite large compared with the case of the lower two peaks. In this study we propose new candidates for resonant states responsible for the third peak. The configurations considered are (3a1)-1(3pa1)2, (3a1)-1(3pb1)2, (3a1)-1(3pb2)2, (3a1)-1(3pa1)1(3pb1)1, (3a1)-1(3pb2)1(3pa1)1, and (3a1)-1(3pb2)1(3pb1)1 which have the parent state (3a1)-1(3pa1)1, (3a1)-1(3pb1)1, or (3a1)-1(3pb2)1. The energy levels arising from these configurations are calculated by a method of configuration interaction. A Few resonance states, which could be responsible for the third peak, are found. New decay process of these states are proposed.
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