Quantum reactive scattering in three dimensions using hyperspherical (APH) coordinates. 5. Comparison between two accurate potential energy surfaces for H + H2 and D + H2

J. D. Kress, Z. Bačić, G. A. Parker, R. T. Pack

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Accurate 3D quantum calculations for zero total angular momentum are presented for the H + H2 and D + H2 reactions utilizing both the Liu-Siegbahn-Truhlar-Horowitz (LSTH) potential energy surface (PES) and the double many-body expansion (DMBE) PES. The APH formulation of reactive scattering is employed, and the adiabatic basis (surface) functions are calculated by using the discrete variable representation (DVR) method. The DMBE PES was found to be more reactive than the LSTH PES for both reactions, in accord with its lower classical barrier height.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8055-8058
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number21
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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