Inelastic vibrational dynamics of CS in collision with H2 using a full-dimensional potential energy surface

Benhui Yang, P. Zhang, C. Qu, P. C. Stancil, J. M. Bowman, N. Balakrishnan, R. C. Forrey

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We report a six-dimensional (6D) potential energy surface (PES) for the CS-H2 system computed using high-level electronic structure theory and fitted using a hybrid invariant polynomial method. Full-dimensional quantum close-coupling scattering calculations have been carried out using this potential for rotational and, for the first time, vibrational quenching transitions of CS induced by H2. State-to-state cross sections and rate coefficients for rotational transitions in CS from rotational levels j1 = 0-5 in the ground vibrational state are compared with previous theoretical results obtained using a rigid-rotor approximation. For vibrational quenching, state-to-state and total cross sections and rate coefficients were calculated for the vibrational transitions in CS(v1 = 1,j1) + H2(v2 = 0,j2) → CS(v1′ = 0,j1′) + H2(v2′ = 0,j2′) collisions, for j1 = 0-5. Cross sections for collision energies in the range 1 to 3000 cm-1 and rate coefficients in the temperature range of 5 to 600 K are obtained for both para-H2 (j2 = 0) and ortho-H2 (j2 = 1) collision partners. Application of the computed results in astrophysics is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28425-28434
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number45
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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