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Z.B. Chen; C.C. Sang & K. Wang.
Theoretical determination of energies, wavelengths, and transition probabilities for EUV and SXR spectral lines in Rb XXXIV, Sr XXXV, Zr XXXVII, and Nb XXXVIII.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 225,
Pages 7683,
2019.
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Abstract: Energy levels, radiative processes and lifetimes are studied among the 98 lowest levels of the 1s22snl and 1s22pnl (n = 2–4, l = 0–3) configurations of Rb XXXIV, Sr XXXV, Zr XXXVII, and Nb XXXVIII. The GRASP2K (Generalpurpose Relativistic Atomic Structure Package) is adopted, in which the orbital set is systematically expanded within the orbital space up to n = 9, and the Breit interaction and leading quantum electrodynamical corrections are considered. Results are provided for four types of transitions:electric dipole, electric quadrupole, magnetic dipole, and magnetic quadrupole. Similar data for the 166 lowest states belonging to the n ≤ 5 configurations are also determined using the secondorder relativistic manybody perturbation theory to assess the accuracy of the calculations, taking Sr XXXV as an example. Good agreement is found between results of this work and available values from the Atomic Spectra Database of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and other theoretical reports. The accuracy for energies and radiative rates is estimated to be about 0.02% and 5%, respectively. These accurate theoretical data can aid line identifications in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft Xray (SXR) spectra. The present work should be useful for diagnostics of hot plasmas in fusion applications. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenSangWang2019,
author = {Chen, Z.B. and Sang, C.C. and Wang, K.},
title = {Theoretical determination of energies, wavelengths, and transition probabilities for EUV and SXR spectral lines in Rb XXXIV, Sr XXXV, Zr XXXVII, and Nb XXXVIII},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2019},
volume = {225},
pages = {7683},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.12.025}
}

J. Ekman; P. Jönsson; M. Godefroid; C. Nazé; G. Gaigalas & J. Bieroń.
RIS 4: A program for relativistic isotope shift calculations.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 235,
Pages 433446,
2019.
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Abstract: Spectral lines from different isotopes display a small separation in energy, commonly referred to as the line isotope shift. The program RIS 4 (Relativistic Isotope Shift) calculates normal and specific mass shift parameters as well as field shift electronic factors from relativistic multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock wave functions. These quantities, together with available nuclear data, determine isotopedependent energy shifts. Using a reformulation of the field shift, it is possible to study, in a modelindependent way, the atomic energy shifts arising from changes in nuclear charge distributions, e.g. deformations. Program summary: Program title: RIS 4 Program Files doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/8vjpf69zch.1 Licensing provisions: MIT Programming language: Fortran 77 and Fortran 90 Journal reference of previous version: Comput. Phys. Comm. 184 (2013) 2187 Does the new version supersede the previous version?: Yes Subprograms used: GRASP 2K VERSION 1_1 Nature of problem: Prediction of level and transition isotope shifts in atoms using fourcomponent relativistic wave functions. Solution method: The nuclear mass shifts and field shifts are treated using first order perturbation theory. The electron density and the normal and specific mass shift parameters can be expressed as [Formula presented], where [Formula presented] is the relevant operator and [Formula presented] is the configuration state expansion, where P, J and MJ are the parity and angular quantum numbers, respectively. The matrix elements, in turn, can be decomposed as sums over radial integrals multiplied by angular coefficients. The angular coefficients are calculated using routines from the GRASP2K VERSION 1_1 package [1]. Reasons for new version: This new version calculates field shift electronic factors resulting from nonconstant (varying) electron densities inside the nucleus. Summary of revisions: This new version uses an expression of the field shift that through a polynomial expansion of the electron density contains higher order radial moments and thus takes the varying electron density within the nuclear volume into account. Restrictions: The complexity of the cases that can be handled is entirely determined by the GRASP2K package [1] used for the generation of the electronic wave functions. Unusual features: Using a reformulation of the field shift, it is possible to study the atomic energy shifts arising from changes in nuclear charge distributions, e.g. deformations. References: [1] P. Jönsson, G. Gaigalas, J. Bieroń, C. Froese Fischer, I.P. Grant, New version: Grasp2K relativistic atomic structure package, Comput. Phys. Commun. 184 (9) (2013) 2197–2203. © 2018 
BibTeX:
@article{EkmanJoenssonGodefroidEtAl2019,
author = {Ekman, J. and Jönsson, P. and Godefroid, M. and Nazé, C. and Gaigalas, G. and Bieroń, J.},
title = {RIS 4: A program for relativistic isotope shift calculations},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {2019},
volume = {235},
pages = {433446},
doi = {10.1016/j.cpc.2018.08.017}
}

C. Froese Fischer & M.R. Godefroid.
Electron correlation in the lanthanides: 4f2 spectrum of Ce2+.
Physical Review A,
Volume 99,
Article number 032511,
2019.
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Abstract: Atoms and ions of lanthanides have multiple opens shells along with an open 4fk subshell. This paper studies the effect of electron correlation in such systems and how wave functions can be determined for the accurate prediction of atomic properties in the case of Ce2+ where k=2, using the multireference single and doubleexcitation method. An efficient higherorder method is recommended for more reliable results. © 2019 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FroeseFischerGodefroid2019,
author = {Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Electron correlation in the lanthanides: 4f2 spectrum of Ce2+},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2019},
volume = {99},
article number = {032511},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.99.032511}
}

M. Kas; J. Loreau; J. Liévin & N. Vaeck.
Cold reactive and nonreactive collisions of Li and Rb with C2: Implications for hybridtrap experiments.
Physical Review A,
Volume 99,
Article number 042702,
2019.
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Abstract: We present a theoretical investigation of cold reactive and nonreactive collisions of Li and Rb atoms with C2. The potential energy surfaces for the singlet and triplet states of the LiC2 and RbC2 systems have been obtained using the CASSCF followed by icMRCI approach with extended basis sets. The potential energy surfaces are then used to investigate the associative detachment reaction and to calculate rotationally inelastic cross sections at low collision energies by means of the closecoupling method. The results are compared to those obtained for other anionic systems such as RbOH, and the implications for hybridtrap experiments and sympathetic cooling experiments are explored. Furthermore, we discuss the possibility to perform Doppler thermometry on the C2 anion and investigate the collision process involving excited electronic states. © 2019 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{KasLoreauLievinEtAl2019,
author = {Kas, M. and Loreau, J. and Liévin, J. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Cold reactive and nonreactive collisions of Li and Rb with C2: Implications for hybridtrap experiments},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2019},
volume = {99},
article number = {042702},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.99.042702}
}

J.Q. Li; C.Y. Zhang; R. Si; K. Wang & C.Y. Chen.
Calculations of energies, transition rates, and lifetimes for the fluorinelike isoelectronic sequence with Z=31−35.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 126,
Pages 158294,
2019.
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Abstract: Employing two stateoftheart methods, multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock and secondorder manybody perturbation theory, highly accurate calculations are performed for the lowest 200 finestructure levels arising from the 2l7,2l63l′ and 2l64l′ configurations of the fluorinelike isoelectronic sequence with Z=31−35. Complete and consistent atomic data, including excitation energies, lifetimes, wavelengths, and E1, E2, M1, M2 line strengths, oscillator strengths, and transition rates among these 200 levels are provided. Comparisons are made between the present two data sets, as well as with other available experimental and theoretical values. The present data are accurate enough for identification and deblending of emission lines involving the n=3,4 levels, and are also useful for modeling and diagnosing fusion plasmas. © 2018 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{LiZhangSiEtAl2019,
author = {Li, J.Q. and Zhang, C.Y. and Si, R. and Wang, K. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {Calculations of energies, transition rates, and lifetimes for the fluorinelike isoelectronic sequence with Z=31−35},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2019},
volume = {126},
pages = {158294},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2018.06.001}
}

N. Aourir; M. Nemouchi; M. Godefroid & P. Jönsson.
Theoretical hyperfine structures of F 19 i and O 17 i.
Physical Review A,
Volume 97,
Article number 032506,
2018.
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Abstract: Multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) and multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) calculations are performed for the 2p5Po2, 2p4(3P)3s4P, 2p4(3P)3s2P, and 2p4(3P)3p4So states of F19 i to determine their hyperfine constants. Several computing strategies are considered to investigate electron correlation and relativistic effects. Highorder correlation contributions are included in MCHF calculations based on single and double multireference expansions. The largest components of the single reference MCHF wave functions are selected to define the multireference (MR) sets. In this scheme, relativistic corrections are evaluated in the BreitPauli approximation. A similar strategy is used for the calculation of MCDHF relativistic wave functions and hyperfine parameters. While correlation and relativistic corrections are found to be rather small for the ground state, we highlight large relativistic effects on the hyperfine constant A3/2 of 2p4(3P)3p4So and, to a lesser extent, on A1/2 of 2p4(3P)3s4P. As expected for such a light system, electron correlation effects dominate over relativity in the calculation of the hyperfine interaction of all other levels considered. We also revisit the hyperfine constants of 2p3(4S)3sSo5 and 2p3(4S)3p5P in O17 using similar strategies. The results are found to be in excellent agreement with experiment. © 2018 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{AourirNemouchiGodefroidEtAl2018,
author = {Aourir, N. and Nemouchi, M. and Godefroid, M. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Theoretical hyperfine structures of F 19 i and O 17 i},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2018},
volume = {97},
article number = {032506},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.97.032506}
}

P. Asselin; Y. Belkhodja; A. Jabri; A. Potapov; J. Loreau & A. van der Avoird.
Rovibrational laser jetcooled spectroscopy of the NH3–Ar complex in the ν2 umbrella region of NH3: comparison between new infrared data and an ab initio calculated spectrum*.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 116,
Pages 36423655,
2018.
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Abstract: Five ortho and para bands of the ν2 umbrella mode of the NH3–Ar van der Waals complex have been recorded at high resolution using jetcooled infrared laser spectroscopy. A rovibrational analysis provides accurate band centres and upper state rotational constants for the Πs(j = 1,k = 0) ← Σa(j,k = 0) and Σs(j = 1,k = 0) ← Σa(j,k = 0) ortho bands. The puzzling para bands observed in the region of the lower and upper components of the inversion splitting doublet have been assigned by comparison with rovibrational and tunnelling levels and transitions calculated ab initio. The latter calculations are based on the fourdimensional potential energy surface reported by Loreau et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 141, 224303 (2014)], which takes explicitly into account the umbrella motion of the ammonia molecule. The very good agreement found between Πs/a,lower(j = 1,k = 1) ← Σa(j = 1,k = 1) and Πs/a,upper(j = 1,k = 1) ← Σs(j = 1,k = 1) experimental and calculated transitions has been exploited to determine precisely two different inversion splittings in the ν2 state (32.003(1) and 36.008(1) cm−1) from extrapolated Q(0) line frequencies and to obtain a qualitative picture of Coriolis couplings present in both the ν2 = 0 and ν2 = 1 states. © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. 
BibTeX:
@article{AsselinBelkhodjaJabriEtAl2018,
author = {Asselin, P. and Belkhodja, Y. and Jabri, A. and Potapov, A. and Loreau, J. and van der Avoird, A.},
title = {Rovibrational laser jetcooled spectroscopy of the NH3–Ar complex in the ν2 umbrella region of NH3: comparison between new infrared data and an ab initio calculated spectrum*},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2018},
volume = {116},
pages = {36423655},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2018.1471533}
}

J. Bieroń; L. Filippin; G. Gaigalas; M. Godefroid; P. Jönsson & P. Pyykkö.
Ab initio calculations of the hyperfine structure of zinc and evaluation of the nuclear quadrupole moment Q(Zn 67).
Physical Review A,
Volume 97,
Article number 062505,
2018.
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Abstract: The relativistic multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock and the nonrelativistic multiconfiguration HartreeFock methods have been employed to calculate the magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole hyperfine structure constants of zinc. The calculated electric field gradients for the 4s4pP1o3 and 4s4pP2o3 states, together with experimental values of the electric quadrupole hyperfine structure constants, made it possible to extract a nuclear electric quadrupole moment Q(Zn67)=0.122(10) b. The error bar was evaluated in a quasistatistical approach  the calculations were carried out with 11 different methods, and then the error bar was estimated from the differences between the results obtained with those methods. © 2018 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{BieronFilippinGaigalasEtAl2018,
author = {Bieroń, J. and Filippin, L. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M. and Jönsson, P. and Pyykkö, P.},
title = {Ab initio calculations of the hyperfine structure of zinc and evaluation of the nuclear quadrupole moment Q(Zn 67)},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2018},
volume = {97},
article number = {062505},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.97.062505}
}

Z.B. Chen; X.L. Guo & K. Wang.
Theoretical energies, transition rates, lifetimes, hyperfine interaction constants and Lande´ gJfactors for the Se XXVII spectrum of fusion interest.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 206,
Pages 213232,
2018.
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Abstract: An extensive set of level energies, wavelengths, line strengths, oscillator strengths, lifetimes, hyperfine structures, Lande´ gJfactors, electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), electric quadrupole (E2), and magnetic quadrupole (M2) radiative transition rates among the lowest 318 states arising from the 2s22p4, 2s2p5, 2p6, 2s22p33l (l = 0, 1, 2), 2s2p43l (l = 0, 1, 2), 2p53l (l = 0, 1, 2), and 2s22p34l (l = 0, 1, 2, 3) configurations has been obtained for Se XXVII. These new data, calculated within the frameworks of the multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock method and the secondorder manybody perturbation theory, fill in the gap existing in the atomic data needed for the diagnostic processes of tokamak plasmas. Using two methods allowed us to make an intercomparison and to estimate the uncertainties on the obtained data. The results arising in the two sets of calculations are quite close, suggesting that there is a high degree of convergence achieved in our work. i.e., our two sets of energies agree to better than 0.02%, and the lifetimes mostly agree to within 2%. Comparison is also made with the limited number of experimental data and previous computations to assess the accuracy of our calculations. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenGuoWang2018,
author = {Chen, Z.B. and Guo, X.L. and Wang, K.},
title = {Theoretical energies, transition rates, lifetimes, hyperfine interaction constants and Lande´ gJfactors for the Se XXVII spectrum of fusion interest},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2018},
volume = {206},
pages = {213232},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.11.013}
}

Z.B. Chen; H.W. Hu; K. Ma; X.B. Liu; X.L. Guo; S. Li; B.H. Zhu; L. Huang & K. Wang.
Influence of dense plasma on the energy levels and transition properties in highly charged ions.
Physics of Plasmas,
Volume 25,
Article number 032108,
2018.
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Abstract: The studies of the influence of plasma environments on the level structures and transition properties for highly charged ions are presented. For the relativistic treatment, we implemented the multiconfiguration DiracFock method incorporating the ion sphere (IS) model potential, in which the plasma screening is taken into account as a modified interaction potential between the electron and the nucleus. For the nonrelativistic treatment, analytical solutions of the Schrödinger equation with two types of the IS screened potential are proposed. The Ritz variation method is used with hydrogenic wave function as a trial wave function that contains two unknown variational parameters. Bound energies are derived from an energy equation, and the variational parameters are obtained from the minimisation condition of the expectation value of the energy. Numerical results for hydrogenlike ions in dense plasmas are presented as examples. A detailed analysis of the influence of relativistic effects on the energy levels and transition properties is also reported. Our results are compared with available results in the literature showing a good quantitative agreement. © 2018 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenHuMaEtAl2018,
author = {Chen, Z.B. and Hu, H.W. and Ma, K. and Liu, X.B. and Guo, X.L. and Li, S. and Zhu, B.H. and Huang, L. and Wang, K.},
title = {Influence of dense plasma on the energy levels and transition properties in highly charged ions},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
year = {2018},
volume = {25},
article number = {032108},
doi = {10.1063/1.5021325}
}

Z.B. Chen; K. Ma; H.W. Hu & K. Wang.
Relativistic effects on the energy levels and radiative properties of Helike ions immersed in Debye plasmas.
Physics of Plasmas,
Volume 25,
Article number 072120,
2018.
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Abstract: Systematic investigations are performed for the energy levels and radiative properties for selected Helike C4+, Ne8+, Ar16+, and Kr34+ ions embedded in weakly coupled plasmas. For the conditions in which the Coulomb coupling parameter is small, the standard Debye model is adopted to describe the plasma screening effects. Within the relativistic framework, the modified version of the Flexible Atomic Code computations is carried out by considering a DebyeHückel potential, in which the plasma screening is taken into account for both the electronnucleus and electronelectron (ee) interactions. An independent calculation for various Debye lengths is also presented using the multiconfiguration DiracFock method for comparison purposes. For the nonrelativistic treatment, the analytical solution of the Schrödinger equation with the Debye screened potential is proposed. The variation method is developed with Slater wave function as a trial wave function that contains the variational parameters. An exact analytical expression of relativistic corrections such as the massvelocity correction, the one/twobody Darwin correction, the spinspin contact interaction correction, and the orbitorbit interaction correction is derived. Differences among our three kinds of calculated energy levels and transition properties are analyzed in terms of the nuclear charge and/or the Debye length. Systematic trend is observed for all the properties under study with respect to increased screening. The influence of relativistic effects is also investigated in detail and found to play an important role in these systems. Our results are compared with available results from other theoretical calculations and the experimental values in the literature, and a good agreement is achieved. This work should be useful for astrophysical applications where such plasma environments exist. © 2018 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenMaHuEtAl2018,
author = {Chen, Z.B. and Ma, K. and Hu, H.W. and Wang, K.},
title = {Relativistic effects on the energy levels and radiative properties of Helike ions immersed in Debye plasmas},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
year = {2018},
volume = {25},
article number = {072120},
doi = {10.1063/1.5040806}
}

Z.B. Chen & K. Wang.
Calculations with spectroscopic accuracy: Energies and transition parameters for lines of fusion interest in Mo XXXIX.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 221,
Pages 3137,
2018.
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[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We have performed highaccuracy calculations of energy levels, wavelengths, lifetimes, line strengths and radiative rates among the 250 lowest levels of the (1s 2 )2s 2 , (1s 2 )2s2p, (1s 2 )2p 2 , (1s 2 )2snl (n=3,4,5,6; l=0,1,2,3,4,5), and (1s 2 )2pnl (n=3,4,5,6; l=0,1,2,3,4,5) configurations of Mo XXXIX. The secondorder relativistic manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) is adopted and data are provided for all electric/magneticdipole (E1/M1) and electric/magneticquadrupole (E2/M2) transitions. Similar data for the 98 lowest levels of the n ≤ 4 configurations are also determined using fully relativistic multiconfiguration DiracFock (MCDF) wave functions in the active space approximation with the inclusion of a finite nuclear size, the Breit interaction, selfenergy, and vacuum polarization to assess the accuracy of the calculations. Based on direct comparisons between the results obtained from these two independent methods, MBPT and MCDF, as well as with the other available theoretical values and measurements, our energies are assessed to be accurate to better than 0.02%. The accuracy for strong radiative rates is estimated to be about 5%. For Mo XXXIX, only a few transition lines have been established experimentally. The present new results considerably expand the existing data sets for this ion, and should be beneficial in analysis of experimental spectra and useful for spectroscopic diagnostics and modeling of hot plasmas, in particular in fusion devices. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenWang2018,
author = {Chen, Z.B. and Wang, K.},
title = {Calculations with spectroscopic accuracy: Energies and transition parameters for lines of fusion interest in Mo XXXIX},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2018},
volume = {221},
pages = {3137},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.09.025}
}

Z.B. Chen; K. Wang & X.L. Guo.
Theoretical determination of energies, wavelengths, and transition rates for the Y30+ –Y36+ spectra of fusion interest.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 220,
Pages 2838,
2018.
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Abstract: We report a set of theoretical data for the energy levels, wavelengths, transition rates of electric/magneticdipole (E1/M1) and electric/magneticquadrupole (E2/M2) transitions for the Lshell charge states of Y30+, Y31+, Y32+, Y33+, Y34+, and Y36+ and the similar spectroscopic data of the 166 finestructure levels arising from the 2s2, 2s2p, 2p2, 2snl (n=3,4,5; l=0,1,2,3,4), and 2pnl (n=3,4,5; l=0,1,2,3,4) configurations of Y35+, obtained using the secondorder relativistic manybody perturbation theory (MBPT). The overall quality of the calculations is assessed by comparisons with the other available theoretical values and the measured spectra in the Electron Beam Ion Trap (EBIT) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For these yttrium ions, only a few levels have been experimentally established. The accuracy of our calculations is however high enough to facilitate identifications of observed lines. The present new data, fill in a gap in the available data of the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) transitions for these ions particularly important for fusion research where their spectra can provide diagnostic information on hot plasmas, in particular in fusion devices. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenWangGuo2018,
author = {Chen, Z.B. and Wang, K. and Guo, X.L.},
title = {Theoretical determination of energies, wavelengths, and transition rates for the Y30+ –Y36+ spectra of fusion interest},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2018},
volume = {220},
pages = {2838},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.09.009}
}

N. De Ruette; A. Dochain; T. Launoy; R.F. Nascimento; M. Kaminska; M.H. Stockett; N. Vaeck; H.T. Schmidt; H. Cederquist & X. Urbain.
Mutual Neutralization of O with O+ and N+ at Subthermal Collision Energies.
Physical Review Letters,
Volume 121,
Article number 083401,
2018.
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Abstract: We have measured total absolute cross sections for the mutual neutralization (MN) of O with O+ and N+. A fine resolution (of about 50 meV) in the kinetic energy spectra of the product neutral atoms allows unique identification of the atomic states participating in the mutual neutralization process. Cross sections and branching ratios have also been calculated down to 1 meV centerofmass collision energy for these two systems, with a multichannel LandauZener model and an asymptotic method for the ioniccovalent coupling matrix elements. The importance of twoelectron processes in oneelectron transfer is demonstrated by the dominant contribution of a coreexcited configuration of the nitrogen atom in N++O collisions. This effect is partially accounted for by introducing configuration mixing in the evaluation of coupling matrix elements. © 2018 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{DeRuetteDochainLaunoyEtAl2018,
author = {De Ruette, N. and Dochain, A. and Launoy, T. and Nascimento, R.F. and Kaminska, M. and Stockett, M.H. and Vaeck, N. and Schmidt, H.T. and Cederquist, H. and Urbain, X.},
title = {Mutual Neutralization of O with O+ and N+ at Subthermal Collision Energies},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
year = {2018},
volume = {121},
article number = {083401},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.083401}
}

P. Du; M.S. Brotherton; K. Wang; Z.P. Huang; C. Hu; D.H. Kasper; W.T. Chick; M.L. Nguyen; J. Maithil; D. Hand; Y.R. Li; L.C. Ho; J.M. Bai; W.H. Bian & J.M. Wang.
Monitoring AGNs with Hβ Asymmetry. I. First Results: Velocityresolved Reverberation Mapping.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 869,
Article number 142,
2018.
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[DOI]

Abstract: We have started a longterm reverberation mapping (RM) project using the Wyoming Infrared Observatory 2.3 m telescope titled "Monitoring AGNs with Hβ Asymmetry" (MAHA). The motivations of the project are to explore the geometry and kinematics of the gas responsible for complex Hβ emissionline profiles, ideally leading to an understanding of the structures and origins of the broadline region (BLR). Furthermore, such a project provides the opportunity to search for evidence of close binary supermassive black holes. We describe MAHA and report initial results from our first campaign, from 2016 December to 2017 May, highlighting velocityresolved time lags for four active galactic nuclei (AGNs) with asymmetric Hβ lines. We find that 3C 120, Ark 120, and Mrk 6 display complex features different from the simple signatures expected for pure outflow, inflow, or a Keplerian disk. While three of the objects have been previously reverberation mapped, including velocityresolved time lags in the cases of 3C 120 and Mrk 6, we report a time lag and corresponding black hole mass measurement for SBS 1518+593 for the first time. Furthermore, SBS 1518+593, the least asymmetric of the four, does show velocityresolved time lags characteristic of a Keplerian disk or virialized motion more generally. Also, the velocityresolved time lags of 3C 120 have significantly changed since previously observed, indicating an evolution of its BLR structure. Future analyses of the data for these objects and others in MAHA will explore the full diversity of Hβ lines and the physics of AGN BLRs. © 2018. The American Astronomical Society.. 
BibTeX:
@article{DuBrothertonWangEtAl2018,
author = {Du, P. and Brotherton, M.S. and Wang, K. and Huang, Z.P. and Hu, C. and Kasper, D.H. and Chick, W.T. and Nguyen, M.L. and Maithil, J. and Hand, D. and Li, Y.R. and Ho, L.C. and Bai, J.M. and Bian, W.H. and Wang, J.M.},
title = {Monitoring AGNs with Hβ Asymmetry. I. First Results: Velocityresolved Reverberation Mapping},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {2018},
volume = {869},
article number = {142},
doi = {10.3847/15384357/aaed2c}
}

P. Du; Z.X. Zhang; K. Wang; Y.K. Huang; Y. Zhang; K.X. Lu; C. Hu; Y.R. Li; J.M. Bai; W.H. Bian; Y.F. Yuan; L.C. Ho & J.M. Wang.
Supermassive Black Holes with High Accretion Rates in Active Galactic Nuclei. IX. 10 New Observations of Reverberation Mapping and Shortened Hβ Lags.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 856,
Article number 6,
2018.
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Abstract: As one paper in a series reporting on a large reverberation mapping campaign of superEddington accreting massive black holes (SEAMBHs) in active galactic nuclei (AGNs), we present the results of 10 SEAMBHs monitored spectroscopically during 20152017. Six of them are observed for the first time, and have generally higher 5100A luminosities than the SEAMBHs monitored in our campaign from 2012 to 2015; the remaining four are repeat observations to check if their previous lags change. Similar to the previous SEAMBHs, the Hβ time lags of the newly observed objects are shorter than the values predicted by the canonical R Hβ L 5100 relation of subEddington AGNs, by factors of ∼26, depending on the accretion rate. The four previously observed objects have lags consistent with previous measurements. We provide linear regressions for the R Hβ L 5100 relation, solely for the SEAMBH sample and for lowaccretion AGNs. We find that the relative strength of Fe ii and the profile of the Hβ emission line can be used as proxies of accretion rate, showing that the shortening of Hβ lags depends on accretion rates. The recent SDSSRM discovery of shortened Hβ lags in AGNs with low accretion rates provides compelling evidence for retrograde accretion onto the black hole. These evidences show that the canonical R Hβ L 5100 relation holds only in AGNs with moderate accretion rates. At low accretion rates, it should be revised to include the effects of black hole spin, whereas the accretion rate itself becomes a key factor in the regime of high accretion rates. © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. 
BibTeX:
@article{DuZhangWangEtAl2018,
author = {Du, P. and Zhang, Z.X. and Wang, K. and Huang, Y.K. and Zhang, Y. and Lu, K.X. and Hu, C. and Li, Y.R. and Bai, J.M. and Bian, W.H. and Yuan, Y.F. and Ho, L.C. and Wang, J.M.},
title = {Supermassive Black Holes with High Accretion Rates in Active Galactic Nuclei. IX. 10 New Observations of Reverberation Mapping and Shortened Hβ Lags},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {2018},
volume = {856},
article number = {6},
doi = {10.3847/15384357/aaae6b}
}

L. Filippin; S. Schiffmann; J. DohetEraly; D. Baye & M. Godefroid.
Relativistic semiempiricalcorepotential calculations in Ca+, Sr+, and Ba+ ions on Lagrange meshes.
Physical Review A,
Volume 97,
Article number 012506,
2018.
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Abstract: Relativistic atomic structure calculations are carried out in alkalineearthmetal ions using a semiempiricalcorepotential approach. The systems are partitioned into frozencore electrons and an active valence electron. The core orbitals are defined by a DiracHartreeFock calculation using the grasp2k package. The valence electron is described by a Diraclike Hamiltonian involving a corepolarization potential to simulate the corevalence electron correlation. The associated equation is solved with the Lagrangemesh method, which is an approximate variational approach having the form of a mesh calculation because of the use of a Gauss quadrature to calculate matrix elements. Properties involving the lowlying metastable D3/2,5/22 states of Ca+, Sr+, and Ba+ are studied, such as polarizabilities, one and twophoton decay rates, and lifetimes. Good agreement is found with other theory and observation, which is promising for further applications in alkalilike systems. © 2018 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FilippinSchiffmannDohetEralyEtAl2018,
author = {Filippin, L. and Schiffmann, S. and DohetEraly, J. and Baye, D. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Relativistic semiempiricalcorepotential calculations in Ca+, Sr+, and Ba+ ions on Lagrange meshes},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2018},
volume = {97},
article number = {012506},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.97.012506}
}

S. Gamrath; P. Palmeri; P. Quinet; S. Bouazza & M. Godefroid.
MCDHF calculations of isotope shifts in neutral antimony.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 218,
Pages 3845,
2018.
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Abstract: Ab initio multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock (MCDHF) calculations have been carried out in order to determine the isotope shift (IS) electronic parameters of transitions belonging to electric dipole (E1) transition arrays 5s25p3−5s25p26s, 5s25p26s−5s25p26p and 5s25p26s−5s25p27p in neutral antimony, Sb I. In a correlation model limited to single and double excitations from the valence shells, these parameters, combined with the changes in meansquare nuclear charge radius δ⟨r2⟩123,121 compiled by Angeli and Marinova [3] produce isotope shifts values in good agreement with the most recent measurements by highresolution emission and optogalvanic absorption spectroscopy of Sobolewski et al. [5] but not with the old measurements of Buchholz et al. [4] for 5p3−5p26s. However, our analysis does not allow to reject the latter due to the large uncertainty affecting δ⟨r2⟩123,121, i.e. 0.072 ± 0.048 fm2 [3]. This shows the need of a more accurate determination of this nuclear parameter. Although improving excitation energies, the inclusion of corevalence correlation limited to one hole in the 4d core subshell destroyed the theoryexperiment agreement on the IS parameters. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{GamrathPalmeriQuinetEtAl2018,
author = {Gamrath, S. and Palmeri, P. and Quinet, P. and Bouazza, S. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {MCDHF calculations of isotope shifts in neutral antimony},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2018},
volume = {218},
pages = {3845},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.07.004}
}

X.L. Guo; M.C. Li; R. Si; X.D. He; K. Wang; Z.T. Dai; Y.M. Liu; H.J. Zhang & C.Y. Chen.
Accurate study on the properties of spectral lines for Brlike W39+.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 51,
Article number 015002,
2018.
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Abstract: As a primary candidate in tokamak plasmas, the spectroscopic parameters of tungsten ions have been studied extensively over the past decade. In this paper, we perform calculations of excitation energies, lifetimes, wavelengths and transition rates for all levels of the 4s24p5, 4s24p44d, and 4s4p6 configurations of W39+ by using the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) method, and also the relativistic manybody perturbation theory (RMBPT) method. Detailed convergence studies on excitation energy from electroncorrelation effects and relativistic effects are presented. It is necessary to include the corevalence correlation from deep lying subshells, e.g. 3d and 3p, to produce reliable atomic parameters. Results are compared with available theoretical and experimental work, and the accuracy of the results is confirmed. 
BibTeX:
@article{GuoLiSiEtAl2018,
author = {Guo, X.L. and Li, M.C. and Si, R. and He, X.D. and Wang, K. and Dai, Z.T. and Liu, Y.M. and Zhang, H.J. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {Accurate study on the properties of spectral lines for Brlike W39+},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2018},
volume = {51},
article number = {015002},
doi = {10.1088/13616455/aa975a}
}

X.L. Guo; M.C. Li; C.Y. Zhang; K. Wang; S. Li; Z.B. Chen; Y.M. Liu; H.J. Zhang; R. Hutton & C.Y. Chen.
High accuracy theoretical calculation of wavelengths and transition probabilities in Se through Galike ions of tungsten.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 210,
Pages 204216,
2018.
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Abstract: The Ab initio multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) calculations of atomic parameters have been carried out with high accuracy for four highly charged tungsten ions from Selike W40+ to Galike W43+. The secondorder relativistic manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) was used to confirm the accuracy of the MCDHF calculations. Excitation energies, wavelengths and transition rates of E1, M1, E2, M2, E3 and lifetimes are presented. The corevalence electron correlation effects arising from deep subshells 3d and 3p, have been taken into account along with relativistic effects. The calculated wavelengths are in good agreement with available experimental results. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{GuoLiZhangEtAl2018,
author = {Guo, X.L. and Li, M.C. and Zhang, C.Y. and Wang, K. and Li, S. and Chen, Z.B. and Liu, Y.M. and Zhang, H.J. and Hutton, R. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {High accuracy theoretical calculation of wavelengths and transition probabilities in Se through Galike ions of tungsten},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2018},
volume = {210},
pages = {204216},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.02.022}
}

M.C. Li; X.L. Guo; K. Wang; R. Si; C.Y. Zhang; C.Y. Chen; Y.M. Zou & R. Hutton.
Highaccuracy multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock calculations of the energy levels and transition properties of Galike to Brlike gadolinium ions.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 123124,
Pages 86113,
2018.
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Abstract: Theoretical calculations of Galike to Brlike gadolinium ions were performed by using the fully relativistic multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock (MCDHF) method. Extensive lists of excitation energies, wavelengths, line and oscillator strengths, and E1, M1, E2, M2, and E3 transition rates are presented. The effects of core–valence electron correlation from the deep subshells 3d and 3p are investigated and the accuracy of the results is confirmed by comparing with available theoretical and experimental data sets. © 2017 
BibTeX:
@article{LiGuoWangEtAl2018,
author = {Li, M.C. and Guo, X.L. and Wang, K. and Si, R. and Zhang, C.Y. and Chen, C.Y. and Zou, Y.M. and Hutton, R.},
title = {Highaccuracy multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock calculations of the energy levels and transition properties of Galike to Brlike gadolinium ions},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2018},
volume = {123124},
pages = {86113},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2017.11.001}
}

Y.W. Liu; R. Si; C.Y. Zhang; K. Wang; Y.X. Cai; J. Xu; M.F. Gu & C.Y. Chen.
Energy levels and transition rates for Allike Cu XVII.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
2018.
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Abstract: Energy levels and transition rates for electricdipole, electricquadrupole, magneticdipole, and magneticquadrupole transitions among the levels arising from the n≤5 configurations in Allike Cu XVII are calculated respectively by two stateoftheart methods, namely, the MultiConfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock approach and the secondorder manybody perturbation theory. Our results are compared with available experimental and other theoretical values. In addition, effective collision strengths of direct excitation between these levels are provided using the distorted wave approximation. Several line pairs are pointed out that might be useful for density diagnostics. © 2018 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{LiuSiZhangEtAl2018,
author = {Liu, Y.W. and Si, R. and Zhang, C.Y. and Wang, K. and Cai, Y.X. and Xu, J. and Gu, M.F. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {Energy levels and transition rates for Allike Cu XVII},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2018},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2018.11.002}
}

J. Loreau; A. Faure & F. Lique.
Scattering of CO with H2O: Statistical and classical alternatives to closecoupling calculations.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 148,
Article number 244308,
2018.
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Abstract: Energy transfer in inelastic atommolecule and moleculemolecule collisions can be described theoretically using the quantummechanical closecoupling method. Unfortunately, for bimolecular collisions implying heavy colliders and/or for which the potential energy surface has a deep well, the resulting coupled equations become numerically intractable and approximate methods have to be employed. H2O  CO collisions provide an important example for which closecoupling calculations are not feasible. In this paper, we investigate the accuracy of three approximate methods (the coupled states method, the quasiclassical trajectory method, and the statistical adiabatic channel model) to describe inelastic collisions of H2O with CO. We perform scattering calculations on a recent 5D potential energy surface, and we compare the results of the three approximate methods to fully converged closecoupling calculations at energies below 300 cm1 and at low values of the total angular momentum. We show that the statistical method provides an attractive alternative to fully quantum mechanical closecoupling calculations at low collision energies, while the quasiclassical method is more advantageous at high energies. © 2018 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauFaureLique2018,
author = {Loreau, J. and Faure, A. and Lique, F.},
title = {Scattering of CO with H2O: Statistical and classical alternatives to closecoupling calculations},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2018},
volume = {148},
article number = {244308},
doi = {10.1063/1.5036819}
}

J. Loreau; F. Lique & A. Faure.
An Efficient Statistical Method to Compute Molecular Collisional Rate Coefficients.
Astrophysical Journal Letters,
Volume 853,
Article number L5,
2018.
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Abstract: Our knowledge about the cold universe often relies on molecular spectra. A general property of such spectra is that the energy level populations are rarely at local thermodynamic equilibrium. Solving the radiative transfer thus requires the availability of collisional rate coefficients with the main colliding partners over the temperature range ∼101000 K. These rate coefficients are notoriously difficult to measure and expensive to compute. In particular, very few reliable collisional data exist for inelastic collisions involving reactive radicals or ions. In this Letter, we explore the use of a fast quantum statistical method to determine molecular collisional excitation rate coefficients. The method is benchmarked against accurate (but costly) rigidrotor closecoupling calculations. For collisions proceeding through the formation of a strongly bound complex, the method is found to be highly satisfactory up to room temperature. Its accuracy decreases with decreasing potential well depth and with increasing temperature, as expected. This new method opens the way to the determination of accurate inelastic collisional data involving key reactive species such as H3+, H2O+, and H3O+ for which exact quantum calculations are currently not feasible. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauLiqueFaure2018,
author = {Loreau, J. and Lique, F. and Faure, A.},
title = {An Efficient Statistical Method to Compute Molecular Collisional Rate Coefficients},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
year = {2018},
volume = {853},
article number = {L5},
doi = {10.3847/20418213/aaa5fe}
}

J. Loreau; S. Ryabchenko; J.M.M. Burgos & N. Vaeck.
Charge transfer in lowenergy collisions of H with He+ and H+ with He in excited states.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 51,
Article number 085205,
2018.
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Abstract: The charge transfer process in collisions of excited (n = 2, 3) hydrogen atoms with He+ and in collisions of excited helium atoms with H+ is studied theoretically. A combination of a fully quantummechanical method and a semiclassical approach is employed to calculate the chargeexchange cross sections at collision energies from 0.1 eV u1 up to 1 keV u1. These methods are based on accurate ab initio potential energy curves and nonadiabatic couplings for the molecular ion HeH+. Charge transfer can occur either in singlet or in triplet states, and the differences between the singlet and triplet spin manifolds are discussed. The dependence of the cross section on the quantum numbers n and l of the initial state is demonstrated. The isotope effect on the charge transfer cross sections, arising at low collision energy when H is substituted by D or T, is investigated. Rate coefficients are calculated for all isotopes up to 106 K. Finally, the impact of the present calculations on models of laboratory plasmas is discussed. © 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauRyabchenkoBurgosEtAl2018,
author = {Loreau, J. and Ryabchenko, S. and Burgos, J.M.M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Charge transfer in lowenergy collisions of H with He+ and H+ with He in excited states},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2018},
volume = {51},
article number = {085205},
doi = {10.1088/13616455/aab425}
}

L. Santos; M. Herman; M. DesouterLecomte & N. Vaeck.
Rovibrational laser control targeting a dark state in acetylene. Simulation in the Ns = 1, Nr = 5 polyad.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 116,
Pages 22132225,
2018.
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Abstract: Optimal control theory in the Liouville space is used to perform rovibrational control by means of a laser pulse in a polyad of acetylene in order to populate a dark vibrational state. The initial mixed state is a truncated Boltzmann distribution of rotational levels from J=27 to J=31 of the ground vibrational state. The target state is a rotational equidistribution of levels ranging from J=28 to J=32 of the first excited vibrational dark state including quanta of energy in each bending modes, with positive vibrational angular momenta. The simulation is performed by using a manifold of eigenstates of a fulldimensional Hamiltonian calibrated by high precision spectroscopy known as the global acetylene Hamiltonian [B. Amyay et al., J. Chem. Phys. 131, 114301 (2009)]. The control is successful as an Uhlmann's fidelity of 0.98 is reached. © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. 
BibTeX:
@article{SantosHermanDesouterLecomteEtAl2018,
author = {Santos, L. and Herman, M. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Rovibrational laser control targeting a dark state in acetylene. Simulation in the Ns = 1, Nr = 5 polyad},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2018},
volume = {116},
pages = {22132225},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2018.1469797}
}

R. Si; C.Y. Zhang; Z.Y. Cheng; K. Wang; P. Jönsson; K. Yao; M.F. Gu & C.Y. Chen.
Energy Levels, Transition Rates and Electron Impact Excitation Rates for the Blike Isoelectronic Sequence with Z = 2430.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 239,
Article number 3,
2018.
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Abstract: We report calculations of spectroscopic accuracy for 513 states in the Blike ions with Z = 2430. The energy levels and transition rates are calculated using the secondorder manybody perturbation theory, while multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock calculations are performed to support the former results. The present two sets of results agree excellently with each other, and can be used as benchmarks in the future. The electronimpact excitation (EIE) collision strengths are calculated based on independent processes and isolated resonances approximation using the distorted wave method. Based on the present atomic data, the spectral lines of these ions are simulated using a collisional radiative model. The amount of energy, transition data, and EIE collision strengths of high accuracy are significantly increased for several Blike ions of astrophysical interest, where experimental data are still very scarce. The results can be used in line identification, plasma modeling, and diagnostics of astrophysical plasmas. © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{SiZhangChengEtAl2018,
author = {Si, R. and Zhang, C.Y. and Cheng, Z.Y. and Wang, K. and Jönsson, P. and Yao, K. and Gu, M.F. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {Energy Levels, Transition Rates and Electron Impact Excitation Rates for the Blike Isoelectronic Sequence with Z = 2430},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2018},
volume = {239},
article number = {3},
doi = {10.3847/15384365/aae36e}
}

A.P.P. Van Der Poel; P.C. Zieger; S.Y.T. Van De Meerakker; J. Loreau; A. Van Der Avoird & H.L. Bethlem.
Cold Collisions in a Molecular Synchrotron.
Physical Review Letters,
Volume 120,
Article number 033402,
2018.
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Abstract: We study collisions between neutral, deuterated ammonia molecules (ND3) stored in a 50 cm diameter synchrotron and argon atoms in copropagating supersonic beams. The advantages of using a synchrotron in collision studies are twofold: (i) By storing ammonia molecules many roundTrips, the sensitivity to collisions is greatly enhanced; (ii) the collision partners move in the same direction as the stored molecules, resulting in low collision energies. We tune the collision energy in three different ways: by varying the velocity of the stored ammonia packets, by varying the temperature of the pulsed valve that releases the argon atoms, and by varying the timing between the supersonic argon beam and the stored ammonia packets. These give consistent results. We determine the relative, total, integrated cross section for ND3+Ar collisions in the energy range of 40140 cm1, with a resolution of 510 cm1 and an uncertainty of 7%15%. Our measurements are in good agreement with theoretical scattering calculations. © 2018 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{VanDerPoelZiegerVanDeMeerakkerEtAl2018,
author = {Van Der Poel, A.P.P. and Zieger, P.C. and Van De Meerakker, S.Y.T. and Loreau, J. and Van Der Avoird, A. and Bethlem, H.L.},
title = {Cold Collisions in a Molecular Synchrotron},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
year = {2018},
volume = {120},
article number = {033402},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.033402}
}

K. Wang; Z.B. Chen; C.Y. Zhang; R. Si; P. Jönsson; H. Hartman; M.F. Gu; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Benchmarking Atomic Data for Astrophysics: Belike Ions between B II and Ne vII.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 234,
Article number 40,
2018.
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[DOI]

Abstract: Largescale selfconsistent multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock and relativistic configuration interaction calculations are reported for the n ≤ 6 levels in Belike ions from B II to Ne VII. Effects from electron correlation are taken into account by means of large expansions in terms of a basis of configuration state functions, and a complete and accurate data set of excitation energies; lifetimes; wavelengths; electric dipole, magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole, and magnetic quadrupole line strengths; transition rates; and oscillator strengths for these levels is provided for each ion. Comparisons are made with available experimental and theoretical results. The uncertainty of excitation energies is assessed to be 0.01% on average, which makes it possible to find and rule out misidentifications and aid new line identifications involving highlying levels in astrophysical spectra. The complete data set is also useful for modeling and diagnosing astrophysical plasmas. © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangChenZhangEtAl2018,
author = {Wang, K. and Chen, Z.B. and Zhang, C.Y. and Si, R. and Jönsson, P. and Hartman, H. and Gu, M.F. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Benchmarking Atomic Data for Astrophysics: Belike Ions between B II and Ne vII},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2018},
volume = {234},
article number = {40},
doi = {10.3847/15384365/aaa300}
}

K. Wang; P. Jönsson; G. Gaigalas; L. Radžiute; P. Rynkun; G. Del Zanna & C.Y. Chen.
Energy Levels, Lifetimes, and Transition Rates for Plike Ions from Cr x to Zn xvi from Largescale Relativistic Multiconfiguration Calculations.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 235,
Article number 27,
2018.
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[DOI]

Abstract: The fully relativistic multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method is used to compute excitation energies and lifetimes for the 143 lowest states of the 3s23p3, 3s3p4, 3s23p23d, 3s3p33d, 3p5, 3s23p3d2 configurations in Plike ions from Cr X to Zn XVI. Multipole (E1, M1, E2, M2) transition rates, line strengths, oscillator strengths, and branching fractions among these states are also given. Valencevalence and corevalence electron correlation effects are systematically accounted for using large basis function expansions. Computed excitation energies are compared with the NIST ASD and CHIANTI compiled values and previous calculations. The mean average absolute difference, removing obvious outliers, between computed and observed energies for the 41 lowest identified levels in Fe XII, is only 0.057%, implying that the computed energies are accurate enough to aid identification of new emission lines from the Sun and other astrophysical sources. The amount of energy and transition data of high accuracy are significantly increased for several Plike ions of astrophysics interest, where experimental data are still very scarce. © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangJoenssonGaigalasEtAl2018,
author = {Wang, K. and Jönsson, P. and Gaigalas, G. and Radžiute, L. and Rynkun, P. and Del Zanna, G. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {Energy Levels, Lifetimes, and Transition Rates for Plike Ions from Cr x to Zn xvi from Largescale Relativistic Multiconfiguration Calculations},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2018},
volume = {235},
article number = {27},
doi = {10.3847/15384365/aab35e}
}

K. Wang; C.X. Song; P. Jönsson; J. Ekman; M. Godefroid; C.Y. Zhang; R. Si; X.H. Zhao; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Largescale Multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock and Relativistic Configuration Interaction Calculations of Transition Data for Blike S xii.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 864,
Article number 127,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Excitation energies and lifetimes for the 213 lowest states of the n ≤ 5 configurations in Blike S xii are calculated using highly correlated wave functions, optimized with the fully relativistic multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method. Multipole transition rates and associated radiative data (line strengths and oscillator strengths) for transitions connecting these levels are also reported. The theoretical excitation energies are systematically compared with the NIST Atomic Spectra Database in which misidentifications are pointed out. After eliminating the latter, a mean energy difference with the standard deviation between computed and observed energies of 12 ±341 cm 1 is obtained for the n ≥ 3 highlying states. This level of accuracy confirms that elaborate ab initio calculations can assist in the identification of new emission lines in the solar and other astrophysical spectra. The present work provides atomic data of high accuracy for an ion of astrophysical interest, Blike S xii, for which experimental data are scarce. © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangSongJoenssonEtAl2018a,
author = {Wang, K. and Song, C.X. and Jönsson, P. and Ekman, J. and Godefroid, M. and Zhang, C.Y. and Si, R. and Zhao, X.H. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Largescale Multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock and Relativistic Configuration Interaction Calculations of Transition Data for Blike S xii},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {2018},
volume = {864},
article number = {127},
doi = {10.3847/15384357/aad5dc}
}

K. Wang; C.X. Song; P. Jönsson; G.D. Zanna; S. Schiffmann; M. Godefroid; G. Gaigalas; X.H. Zhao; R. Si; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Benchmarking Atomic Data from Largescale Multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock Calculations for Astrophysics: Slike Ions from Crix to Cuxiv.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 239,
Article number 30,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present a consistent set of calculated energies and E1, M1, E2, M2 radiative transition data for the main n = 3 levels from the 3s 2 3p 4 , 3p 6 , 3p 6 , 3s 3 p 4 3d, 3s 2 3p 2 3d 2 , 3s 3 p 5 , 3s 2 3p 3 3d, and 3s 3 p 3 3d 2 configurations for Slike ions from Cr ix to Cu xiv. The fully relativistic multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method implemented in the GRASP2K code is used to perform the present calculations. The excitation energies of the lowest 47 levels from the , , and configurations, producing the strongest lines, are found to be in good agreement, reaching spectroscopic accuracy, with the latest experimental values for Fe xi evaluated by Del Zanna. Our energies can reliably be used to identify in astrophysical and laboratory spectra the levels in other Slike ions, which are mostly unknown. On the contrary, significant discrepancies with the 3s3p 4 3d levels were found, emphasizing the need for more detailed experimental studies. A few new tentative identifications are suggested. The benchmarks we present indicate that our consistent set of radiative data is accurate and can be used for spectral line modeling. © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangSongJoenssonEtAl2018,
author = {Wang, K. and Song, C.X. and Jönsson, P. and Zanna, G.D. and Schiffmann, S. and Godefroid, M. and Gaigalas, G. and Zhao, X.H. and Si, R. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Benchmarking Atomic Data from Largescale Multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock Calculations for Astrophysics: Slike Ions from Crix to Cuxiv},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2018},
volume = {239},
article number = {30},
doi = {10.3847/15384365/aaedba}
}

K. Wang; Y. Wang; C.Y. Zhang; X.H. Zhao; Z.B. Chen; R. Si; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Extended calculations of energy levels, radiative properties, A J , B J hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors for Nitrogenlike Se XXVIII.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 220,
Pages 527,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Employing two stateoftheart methods, multiconfiguration Dirac–Fock and secondorder manybody perturbation theory, highly accurate calculations are performed for the lowest 316 finestructure levels arising from the 2s 2 2p 3 , 2s2p 4 , 2p 5 , 2s 2 2p 2 3l, 2s2p 3 3l, 2p 4 3l, and 2s 2 2p 2 4l configurations in nitrogenlike Se XXVIII. Complete and consistent atomic data, including excitation energies, lifetimes, wavelengths, hyperfine structures, Landé g J factors, and E1, E2, M1, M2 line strengths, oscillator strengths, and transition rates among these 316 levels are provided. Comparisons are made between the present two data sets, as well as with other available experimental and theoretical values. Previous measured lines of Se XXVIII are affected by large errors for some transitions, and should be remeasured. The present calculations provide a consistent and accurate data set for line identification and modeling purposes, which can also be considered as a benchmark for other calculations. The present data are accurate enough for identification and deblending of emission lines involving the n=3,4 levels, and are also useful for modeling and diagnosing fusion plasmas. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{WangWangZhangEtAl2018,
author = {Wang, K. and Wang, Y. and Zhang, C.Y. and Zhao, X.H. and Chen, Z.B. and Si, R. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Extended calculations of energy levels, radiative properties, A J , B J hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors for Nitrogenlike Se XXVIII},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2018},
volume = {220},
pages = {527},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.08.018}
}

K. Wang; C.Y. Zhang; P. Jönsson; R. Si; X.H. Zhao; Z.B. Chen; X.L. Guo; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Extended calculations of energy levels, radiative properties, A J , B J hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors for nitrogenlike Ge XXVI.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 208,
Pages 134151,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Employing two stateoftheart methods, multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock and secondorder manybody perturbation theory, highly accurate calculations are performed for the lowest 272 finestructure levels arising from the 2s 2 2p 3 , 2s2p 4 , 2p 5 , 2s 2 2p 2 3l (l=s,p,d), 2s2p 3 3l (l=s,p,d), and 2p 4 3l (l=s,p,d) configurations in nitrogenlike Ge XXVI. Complete and consistent atomic data, including excitation energies, lifetimes, wavelengths, hyperfine structures, Landé g J factors, and E1, E2, M1, M2 line strengths, oscillator strengths, and transition rates among these 272 levels are provided. Comparisons are made between the present two data sets, as well as with other available experimental and theoretical values. The present data are accurate enough for identification and deblending of emission lines involving the n=3 levels, and are also useful for modeling and diagnosing fusion plasmas. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{WangZhangJoenssonEtAl2018,
author = {Wang, K. and Zhang, C.Y. and Jönsson, P. and Si, R. and Zhao, X.H. and Chen, Z.B. and Guo, X.L. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Extended calculations of energy levels, radiative properties, A J , B J hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors for nitrogenlike Ge XXVI},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2018},
volume = {208},
pages = {134151},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.01.014}
}

K. Wang; C.Y. Zhang; R. Si; S. Li; Z.B. Chen; X.H. Zhao; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Energy levels, lifetimes and radiative rates for transitions in the bromine isoelectronic sequence La XXIIIDy XXXII, W XL.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 123124,
Pages 114167,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Using the multiconfiguration Dirac–Fock method, calculations for the lowest 62 levels of the ([Ar] 3d 10 )4s 2 4p 5 , ([Ar] 3d 10 )4s 2 4p 3 4d 2 , ([Ar] 3d 10 )4s 2 4p 4 4d, ([Ar] 3d 10 )4s4p 6 , and ([Ar] 3d 10 )4s4p 5 4d configurations are performed for the bromine isoelectronic sequence La XXIIIDy XXXII, W XL. Results of energy levels, lifetimes, wavelengths, and electric dipole, magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole, and magnetic quadrupole radiative rates are presented. In order to assess the accuracy of results, independent calculations for W XL have been carried out using the manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) method. Comparisons are made with available theoretical results from other calculations and the observed values of the Atomic Spectra Database of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Energy levels are estimated to be accurate to better than 1%, and radiative rates (and lifetimes) are accurate to better than 20% for a majority of strong transitions. These results should be useful in many applications of lanthanide ions related to broad area of research such as applied physics, laser physics and fusion science. © 2017 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangZhangSiEtAl2018,
author = {Wang, K. and Zhang, C.Y. and Si, R. and Li, S. and Chen, Z.B. and Zhao, X.H. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Energy levels, lifetimes and radiative rates for transitions in the bromine isoelectronic sequence La XXIIIDy XXXII, W XL},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2018},
volume = {123124},
pages = {114167},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2017.08.004}
}

M. Xiao; P. Du; K.K. Lu; C. Hu; Y.R. Li; Z.X. Zhang; K. Wang; Y.K. Huang; J.M. Bai; W.H. Bian; L.C. Ho; Y.F. Yuan & J.M. Wang.
A Highquality Velocitydelay Map of the Broadline Region in NGC 5548.
Astrophysical Journal Letters,
Volume 865,
Article number L8,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: NGC 5548 has been well spectroscopically monitored for reverberation mapping of the central kinematics by 19 campaigns. Using the maximum entropy method in this Letter, we build up a highquality velocitydelay map of the Hβ emission line in the light curves of the continuum and the line variations observed between 2015 and 2016. The map shows the response strength and lags of the velocity fields of the Hβemitting regions. The velocitydelay structure of the map is generally symmetric, with strong red and blue wings at time lag τ ≲ 15 days, a narrower velocity distribution at τ ≳ 15 days, and a deficit of response in the core. This is suggestive of a disk geometry of the broadline region (BLR). The relatively weaker Hβ response at the longer lags in the red side indicates anisotropic emission from the outer part of the BLR. We also recover the velocitydelay maps of NGC 5548 from the historical data of 13 years to investigate the longterm variability of its BLR. In general, the BLR of NGC 5548 was switching between the inflow and virialized phases in the past years. The resultant maps of seven years reveal inflow signatures and show decreasing lags, indicating that the changes in the BLR size are related to the infalling BLR gas. The other four maps show potential disk signatures that are similar to our map. © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{XiaoDuLuEtAl2018,
author = {Xiao, M. and Du, P. and Lu, K.K. and Hu, C. and Li, Y.R. and Zhang, Z.X. and Wang, K. and Huang, Y.K. and Bai, J.M. and Bian, W.H. and Ho, L.C. and Yuan, Y.F. and Wang, J.M.},
title = {A Highquality Velocitydelay Map of the Broadline Region in NGC 5548},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
year = {2018},
volume = {865},
article number = {L8},
doi = {10.3847/20418213/aadf8f}
}

C.Y. Zhang; R. Si; Y.W. Liu; K. Yao; K. Wang; X.L. Guo; S. Li & C.Y. Chen.
Calculations for energies, transition rates, and lifetimes in Allike Kr XXIV.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 121122,
Pages 256292,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Using the secondorder manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) method, a complete and accurate data set of excitation energies, lifetimes, wavelengths, and electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), electric quadrupole (E2), and magnetic quadrupole (M2) line strengths, transition rates, and oscillator strengths for the lowest 880 levels arising from the 3l 3 (0≤l≤2), 3l 2 4l ′ (0≤l≤2, 0≤l ′ ≤3), 3s 2 5l (0≤l≤4), 3p 2 5l (0≤l≤1), and 3s3p5l (0≤l≤4) configurations in Allike Kr XXIV is provided. Comparisons are made with available experimental and theoretical results. Our calculated energies are expected to be accurate enough to facilitate identifications of observed lines involving the n=4,5 levels. The complete data set is also useful for modeling and diagnosing fusion plasma. © 2017 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{ZhangSiLiuEtAl2018,
author = {Zhang, C.Y. and Si, R. and Liu, Y.W. and Yao, K. and Wang, K. and Guo, X.L. and Li, S. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {Calculations for energies, transition rates, and lifetimes in Allike Kr XXIV},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2018},
volume = {121122},
pages = {256292},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2017.06.002}
}

C.Y. Zhang; R. Si; K. Yao; M.F. Gu; K. Wang & C.Y. Chen.
Extended calculations of energies, transition rates, and lifetimes for Flike Kr XXVIII.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 206,
Pages 180188,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The excitation energies, lifetimes, wavelengths and E1, E2, M1 and M2 transition rates for the lowest 389 levels of the 2l 7 , 2l 6 3l′, 2l 6 4l′, and 2l 6 5l′ configurations from secondorder manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) calculations, and the results for the lowest 200 states of the 2l 7 , 2l 6 3l′, and 2l 6 4l′ configurations from multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) calculations in Flike Kr XXVIII are presented in this work. The relative differences between our two sets of level energies are mostly within 0.005% for the lowest 200 levels. Comparisons are made with experimental and other available theoretical results to assess the reliability and accuracy of the present calculations. We believe them to be the most complete and accurate results for Kr XXVIII at present. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{ZhangSiYaoEtAl2018,
author = {Zhang, C.Y. and Si, R. and Yao, K. and Gu, M.F. and Wang, K. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {Extended calculations of energies, transition rates, and lifetimes for Flike Kr XXVIII},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2018},
volume = {206},
pages = {180188},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.10.021}
}

Z.L. Zhao; K. Wang; S. Li; R. Si; C.Y. Chen; Z.B. Chen; J. Yan & Y. Ralchenko.
Multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock calculations of forbidden transitions within the 3dk ground configurations of highly charged ions (Z=72–83).
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 119,
Pages 314353,
2018.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Extensive selfconsistent multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock (MCDHF) calculations are performed for the 3s23p63dk (k=1–9) ground configurations of highly charged ions (Z=72–83). Complete and consistent datasets of excitation energies, wavelengths, line strengths, oscillator strengths, and magnetic dipole (M1) and electric quadrupole (E2) transition rates among all these levels are given. We have compared our results with the results available in the literature and the accuracy of the data is assessed. We predict new energy levels and transition probabilities where no other experimental or theoretical results are available, which will form the basis for future experimental work. © 2017 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{ZhaoWangLiEtAl2018,
author = {Zhao, Z.L. and Wang, K. and Li, S. and Si, R. and Chen, C.Y. and Chen, Z.B. and Yan, J. and Ralchenko, Y.},
title = {Multiconfiguration Dirac–Hartree–Fock calculations of forbidden transitions within the 3dk ground configurations of highly charged ions (Z=72–83)},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2018},
volume = {119},
pages = {314353},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2017.01.002}
}

Z.B. Chen; K. Ma; H.J. Wang; K. Wang; X.B. Liu & J.L. Zeng.
Energy levels, oscillator strengths, line strengths, and transition probabilities in Silike ions of La XLIII, Er LIV, Tm LV, and Yb LVI.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 113,
Pages 258292,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Detailed calculations using the multiconfiguration Dirac–Fock (MCDF) method are carried out for the lowest 64 finestructure levels of the 3s 2 3p 2 , 3s 2 3p3d, 3s3p 3 , 3s3p 2 3d, 3s 2 3d 2 , and 3p 4 configurations in Silike ions of La XLIII, Er LIV, Tm LV, and Yb LVI. Energies, oscillator strengths, wavelengths, line strengths, and radiative electric dipole transition rates are given for all ions. A parallel calculation using the manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) method is also carried out to assess the present energy levels accuracy. Comparisons are performed between these two sets of energy levels, as well as with other available results, showing that they are in good agreement with each other within 0.5%. These high accuracy results can be used to the modeling and the interpretation of astrophysical objects and fusion plasmas. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenMaWangEtAl2017,
author = {Chen, Z.B. and Ma, K. and Wang, H.J. and Wang, K. and Liu, X.B. and Zeng, J.L.},
title = {Energy levels, oscillator strengths, line strengths, and transition probabilities in Silike ions of La XLIII, Er LIV, Tm LV, and Yb LVI},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2017},
volume = {113},
pages = {258292},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2016.03.002}
}

Z.B. Chen & K. Wang.
Energies and transition rates in Gelike ions between In XVIII and Ce XXVII.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 114,
Pages 61261,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The energy levels, wavelengths, oscillator strengths, and radiative electric dipole (E1), magnetic quadrupole (M2) transition probabilities for Gelike ions (49≤Z≤58) among the lowest 88 finestructure levels belonging to the ([Ar] 3d10)4s24p2, ([Ar] 3d10)4s24p4d, ([Ar] 3d10)4s4p3, ([Ar] 3d10)4s4p24d, ([Ar] 3d10)4s24d2, and ([Ar] 3d10)4p4 configurations are calculated using the fully relativistic multiconfiguration Dirac–Fock (MCDF) approach including the correlations within the n=7 complex, Breit interaction (BI) and quantum electrodynamics (QED) effects. For comparison, an independent calculation using the manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) method is also carried out to confirm the present energy levels accuracy, taking Xe XXIII as an example. The present results are compared with available experimental and theoretical results and good agreement is obtained. These accurate theoretical data are useful for controlled thermonuclear fusion research, plasma physics, and astrophysical applications. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenWang2017,
author = {Chen, Z.B. and Wang, K.},
title = {Energies and transition rates in Gelike ions between In XVIII and Ce XXVII},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2017},
volume = {114},
pages = {61261},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2016.05.001}
}

F. Dhooghe; J. De Keyser; K. Altwegg; C. Briois; H. Balsiger; J.J. Berthelier; U. Calmonte; G. Cessateur; M.R. Combi; E. Equeter; B. Fiethe; N. Fray; S. Fuselier; S. Gasc; A. Gibbons; T. Gombosi; H. Gunell; M. Hässig; M. Hilchenbach; L.L. Roy; R. Maggiolo; U. Mall; B. Marty; E. Neefs; H. Rème; M. Rubin; T. Sémon; C.Y. Tzou & P. Wurz.
Halogens as tracers of protosolar nebula material in comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
Volume 472,
Pages 13361345,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We report the first in situ detection of halogens in a cometary coma, that of 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko. Neutral gas mass spectra collected by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft during four periods of interest from the first comet encounter up to perihelion indicate that the main halogenbearing compounds are HF, HCl and HBr. The bulk elemental abundances relative to oxygen are~8.9×105 for F/O,~1.2×104 forCl/O and~2.5×106 for Br/O, for the volatile fraction of the comet. The cometary isotopic ratios for 37Cl/35Cl and 81Br/79Br match the Solar system values within the error margins. The observations point to an origin of the hydrogen halides in molecular cloud chemistry, with frozen hydrogen halides on dust grains, and a subsequent incorporation into comets as the cloud condensed and the Solar system formed. ©. 2017 The Authors. 
BibTeX:
@article{DhoogheDeKeyserAltweggEtAl2017,
author = {Dhooghe, F. and De Keyser, J. and Altwegg, K. and Briois, C. and Balsiger, H. and Berthelier, J.J. and Calmonte, U. and Cessateur, G. and Combi, M.R. and Equeter, E. and Fiethe, B. and Fray, N. and Fuselier, S. and Gasc, S. and Gibbons, A. and Gombosi, T. and Gunell, H. and Hässig, M. and Hilchenbach, M. and Roy, L.L. and Maggiolo, R. and Mall, U. and Marty, B. and Neefs, E. and Rème, H. and Rubin, M. and Sémon, T. and Tzou, C.Y. and Wurz, P.},
title = {Halogens as tracers of protosolar nebula material in comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year = {2017},
volume = {472},
pages = {13361345},
doi = {10.1093/MNRAS/STX1911}
}

M.J. Doppelbauer; O. Schullian; J. Loreau; N. Vaeck; A. Van Der Avoird; C.J. Rennick; T.P. Softley & B.R. Heazlewood.
Using a direct simulation Monte Carlo approach to model collisions in a buffer gas cell.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 146,
Article number 044302,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method is applied to model collisions between He buffer gas atoms and ammonia molecules within a buffer gas cell. Statetostate cross sections, calculated as a function of the collision energy, enable the inelastic collisions between He and NH3 to be considered explicitly. The inclusion of rotationalstatechanging collisions affects the translational temperature of the beam, indicating that elastic and inelastic processes should not be considered in isolation. The properties of the cold molecular beam exiting the cell are examined as a function of the cell parameters and operating conditions; the rotational and translational energy distributions are in accord with experimental measurements. The DSMC calculations show that thermalisation occurs well within the typical 1020 mm length of many buffer gas cells, suggesting that shorter cells could be employed in many instances  yielding a higher flux of cold molecules. © 2017 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{DoppelbauerSchullianLoreauEtAl2017,
author = {Doppelbauer, M.J. and Schullian, O. and Loreau, J. and Vaeck, N. and Van Der Avoird, A. and Rennick, C.J. and Softley, T.P. and Heazlewood, B.R.},
title = {Using a direct simulation Monte Carlo approach to model collisions in a buffer gas cell},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2017},
volume = {146},
article number = {044302},
doi = {10.1063/1.4974253}
}

L. Filippin; J. Bieroń; G. Gaigalas; M. Godefroid & P. Jönsson.
Multiconfiguration calculations of electronic isotopeshift factors in Zn i.
Physical Review A,
Volume 96,
Article number 042502,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The present work reports results from systematic multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock calculations of electronic isotopeshift factors for a set of transitions between lowlying states in neutral zinc. These electronic quantities, together with observed isotope shifts between different pairs of isotopes, provide the changes in meansquare charge radii of the atomic nuclei. Within this computational approach, different models for electron correlation are explored in a systematic way to determine a reliable computational strategy and to estimate theoretical error bars of the isotopeshift factors. © 2017 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FilippinBieronGaigalasEtAl2017,
author = {Filippin, L. and Bieroń, J. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Multiconfiguration calculations of electronic isotopeshift factors in Zn i},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2017},
volume = {96},
article number = {042502},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.96.042502}
}

H. Gunell; H. Nilsson; M. Hamrin; A. Eriksson; E. Odelstad; R. Maggiolo; P. Henri; X. Vallieres; K. Altwegg; C.Y. Tzou; M. Rubin; K.H. Glassmeier; G.S. Wieser; C.S. Wedlund; J. De Keyser; F. Dhooghe; G. Cessateur & A. Gibbons.
Ion acoustic waves at comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko: Observations and computations.
Astronomy and Astrophysics,
Volume 600,
Article number A3,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Context. On 20 January 2015 the Rosetta spacecraft was at a heliocentric distance of 2.5 AU, accompanying comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko on its journey toward the Sun. The Ion Composition Analyser (RPCICA), other instruments of the Rosetta Plasma Consortium, and the ROSINA instrument made observations relevant to the generation of plasma waves in the cometary environment. Aims. Observations of plasma waves by the Rosetta Plasma Consortium Langmuir probe (RPCLAP) can be explained by dispersion relations calculated based on measurements of ions by the Rosetta Plasma Consortium Ion Composition Analyser (RPCICA), and this gives insight into the relationship between plasma phenomena and the neutral coma, which is observed by the Comet Pressure Sensor of the Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis instrument (ROSINACOPS). Methods. We use the simple pole expansion technique to compute dispersion relations for waves on ion timescales based on the observed ion distribution functions. These dispersion relations are then compared to the waves that are observed. Data from the instruments RPCLAP, RPCICA and the mutual impedance probe (RPCMIP) are compared to find the best estimate of the plasma density. Results. We find that ion acoustic waves are present in the plasma at comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko, where the major ion species is H2O+. The bulk of the ion distribution is cold, kBTi = 0.01 eV when the ion acoustic waves are observed. At times when the neutral density is high, ions are heated through acceleration by the solar wind electric field and scattered in collisions with the neutrals. This process heats the ions to about 1 eV, which leads to significant damping of the ion acoustic waves. Conclusions. In conclusion, we show that ion acoustic waves appear in the H2O+ plasmas at comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko and how the interaction between the neutral and ion populations affects the wave properties. © ESO, 2017. 
BibTeX:
@article{GunellNilssonHamrinEtAl2017,
author = {Gunell, H. and Nilsson, H. and Hamrin, M. and Eriksson, A. and Odelstad, E. and Maggiolo, R. and Henri, P. and Vallieres, X. and Altwegg, K. and Tzou, C.Y. and Rubin, M. and Glassmeier, K.H. and Wieser, G.S. and Wedlund, C.S. and De Keyser, J. and Dhooghe, F. and Cessateur, G. and Gibbons, A.},
title = {Ion acoustic waves at comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko: Observations and computations},
journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year = {2017},
volume = {600},
article number = {A3},
doi = {10.1051/00046361/201629801}
}

H.W. Hu; Z.B. Chen; W.C. Chen; X.B. Liu; N. Fu & K. Wang.
Influence of semiclassical plasma on the energy levels and radiative transitions in highly charged ions.
European Physical Journal D,
Volume 71,
Article number 303,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Abstract: Considering the quantum effects of diffraction and the collective screening effects, the potential of test charge in semiclassical plasmas is derived. It is generalized exponential screened Coulomb potential. Using the Ritz variational method incorporating this potential, the effects of semiclassical plasma on the energy levels and radiative transitions are investigated systematically, taking highly charged Hlike ion as an example. The Debye plasma model is also employed for comparison purposes. Comparisons and analysis are made between these two sets of results and the differences are discussed. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2017, EDP Sciences, SIF, SpringerVerlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. 
BibTeX:
@article{HuChenChenEtAl2017,
author = {Hu, H.W. and Chen, Z.B. and Chen, W.C. and Liu, X.B. and Fu, N. and Wang, K.},
title = {Influence of semiclassical plasma on the energy levels and radiative transitions in highly charged ions},
journal = {European Physical Journal D},
year = {2017},
volume = {71},
article number = {303},
doi = {10.1140/epjd/e2017708137}
}

X.Q. Hu; Z.B. Chen; Y. Wang & K. Wang.
Influence of residual ion polarization on the coplanar symmetric (e, 2e) cross sections for calcium and argon.
European Physical Journal D,
Volume 71,
Article number 81,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Abstract: Detailed calculations using a modified distorted wave Born approximation (DWBA) are carried out for the triple differential cross section (TDCS) in the coplanar symmetric single ionization of calcium and argon atoms. The effects of residual ion polarization on the TDCS are investigated systematically. Our results show that the residual ion polarization, arising from the interaction between the target ion and the two outgoing electrons in the final state, may lead to a considerable change in the TDCS with a more pronounced effect in the large scattering angle region at intermediate energies. The present attempt significantly improves the agreement between theoretical and experimental results. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2017, EDP Sciences, SIF, SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg. 
BibTeX:
@article{HuChenWangEtAl2017,
author = {Hu, X.Q. and Chen, Z.B. and Wang, Y. and Wang, K.},
title = {Influence of residual ion polarization on the coplanar symmetric (e, 2e) cross sections for calcium and argon},
journal = {European Physical Journal D},
year = {2017},
volume = {71},
article number = {81},
doi = {10.1140/epjd/e2017708093}
}

P. Jönsson; G. Gaigalas; P. Rynkun; L. Radžiute; J. Ekman; S. Gustafsson; H. Hartman; K. Wang; M. Godefroid; C.F. Fischer; I. Grant; T. Brage & G. Del Zanna.
Multiconfiguration dirachartreefock calculations with spectroscopic accuracy: Applications to astrophysics.
Atoms,
Volume 5,
Article number 16,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Atomic data, such as wavelengths, spectroscopic labels, broadening parameters and transition rates, are necessary for many applications, especially in plasma diagnostics, and for interpreting the spectra of distant astrophysical objects. The experiment with its limited resources is unlikely to ever be able to provide a complete dataset on any atomic system. Instead, the bulk of the data must be calculated. Based on fundamental principles and welljustified approximations, theoretical atomic physics derives and implements algorithms and computational procedures that yield the desired data. We review progress and recent developments in fullyrelativistic multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock methods and show how largescale calculations can give transition energies of spectroscopic accuracy, i.e., with an accuracy comparable to the one obtained from observations, as well as transition rates with estimated uncertainties of a few percent for a broad range of ions. Finally, we discuss further developments and challenges. © 2017 by the authors. 
BibTeX:
@article{JoenssonGaigalasRynkunEtAl2017,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Gaigalas, G. and Rynkun, P. and Radžiute, L. and Ekman, J. and Gustafsson, S. and Hartman, H. and Wang, K. and Godefroid, M. and Fischer, C.F. and Grant, I. and Brage, T. and Del Zanna, G.},
title = {Multiconfiguration dirachartreefock calculations with spectroscopic accuracy: Applications to astrophysics},
journal = {Atoms},
year = {2017},
volume = {5},
article number = {16},
doi = {10.3390/atoms5020016}
}

M. Kas; J. Loreau; J. Liévin & N. Vaeck.
Ab initio study of the neutral and anionic alkali and alkaline earth hydroxides: Electronic structure and prospects for sympathetic cooling of OH.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 146,
Article number 194309,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We have performed a systematic ab initio study on alkali and alkaline earth hydroxide neutral (MOH) and anionic (MOH) species where M = Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs or Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba. The CCSD(T) method with extended basis sets and DiracFock relativistic effective core potentials for the heavier atoms has been used to study their equilibrium geometries, interaction energies, electron affinities, electric dipole moment, and potential energy surfaces. All neutral and anionic species exhibit a linear shape with the exception of BeOH, BeOH, and MgOH, for which the equilibrium structure is found to be bent. Our analysis shows that the alkaline earth hydroxide anions are valencebound whereas the alkali hydroxide anions are dipole bound. In the context of sympathetic cooling of OH by collision with ultracold alkali and alkaline earth atoms, we investigate the 2D MOH potential energy surfaces and the associative detachment reaction M + OH→ MOH + e, which is the only energetically allowed reactive channel in the cold regime. We discuss the implication for the sympathetic cooling of OH and conclude that Li and K are the best candidates for an ultracold buffer gas. © 2017 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{KasLoreauLievinEtAl2017,
author = {Kas, M. and Loreau, J. and Liévin, J. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Ab initio study of the neutral and anionic alkali and alkaline earth hydroxides: Electronic structure and prospects for sympathetic cooling of OH},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2017},
volume = {146},
article number = {194309},
doi = {10.1063/1.4983627}
}

T. Launoy; K. Béroff; M. Chabot; G. Martinet; A. Le Padellec; T. Pino; S. Bouneau; N. Vaeck; J. Liévin; G. Féraud; J. Loreau & T. Mahajan.
Ionpair dissociation of highly excited carbon clusters: Size and charge effects.
Physical Review A,
Volume 95,
Article number 022711,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present measurements of ionpair dissociation (IPD) of highly excited neutral and ionized carbon clusters Cn=25(q=03)+. The tool for producing these species was a highvelocity collision between Cn+ projectiles (v=2.25 a.u.) and helium atoms. The setup allowed us to detect in coincidence anionic and cationic fragments, event by event, leading to a direct and unambiguous identification of the IPD process. Compared with dissociation without anion emission, we found typical 104 IPD rates, not depending much on the size and charge of the (n,q) species. Exceptions were observed for C2+ and, to a lesser extent, C43+ whose IPDs were notably lower. We tentatively interpret IPDs of C2+ and C3+ by using a statistical approach based on the counting of final states allowed by energetic criteria. The model is able to furnish the right order of magnitude for the experimental IPD rates and to provide a qualitative explanation of the lower IPD rate observed in C2+. © 2017 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LaunoyBeroffChabotEtAl2017,
author = {Launoy, T. and Béroff, K. and Chabot, M. and Martinet, G. and Le Padellec, A. and Pino, T. and Bouneau, S. and Vaeck, N. and Liévin, J. and Féraud, G. and Loreau, J. and Mahajan, T.},
title = {Ionpair dissociation of highly excited carbon clusters: Size and charge effects},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2017},
volume = {95},
article number = {022711},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.95.022711}
}

S. Li; R. Si; C. Zhang; X.L. Guo; Z.B. Chen; K. Wang; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Resonance enhanced electron impact excitation of Culike gadolinium.
European Physical Journal D,
Volume 71,
Article number 156,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Abstract: Employing the independent processes and isolated resonances approximation using distortedwaves (IPIRDW), we perform a large calculation and a detail investigation on resonance enhanced electron impact excitation (EIE) among the 27 singly excited levels from n ≤ 6 configurations of Culike gadolinium (Gd, Z = 64). We take into account the RE contributions from both the relevant Znlike doubly excited series [Ne]3l18n′l′n′′l′′ with n′ = 4–7, and the series [Ne]3l174l4l′n′′l′′. Results show that the RE contributions are significant and enhance effective collision strengths (Υ) of certain excitations by even up to an order of magnitude at low temperature (105.8 K), and still important at relative high temperature (106.8 K), where the fraction abundance of Gd XXXVI is expected at peak. We expect present resonance enhanced EIE results among the 27 levels, which is the first results with the RE contributions from n = 3 → 4 core excitation for Culike isoelectronic sequence, are more accurate due to our consideration of RE contributions for this ion for the first time. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2017, EDP Sciences, SIF, SpringerVerlag GmbH Germany. 
BibTeX:
@article{LiSiZhangEtAl2017,
author = {Li, S. and Si, R. and Zhang, C. and Guo, X.L. and Chen, Z.B. and Wang, K. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Resonance enhanced electron impact excitation of Culike gadolinium},
journal = {European Physical Journal D},
year = {2017},
volume = {71},
article number = {156},
doi = {10.1140/epjd/e2017707794}
}

J. Loreau & A. Van Der Avoird.
Rotational energy transfer in collisions of ammonia with rare gas atoms and H2.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 875,
Article number 102034,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We investigate inelastic collisions of ammonia NH3 and its isotopologue ND3 with rare gas atoms or molecular hydrogen. We use state of the art ab initio potential energy surfaces to study the low energy dynamics of the collision by means of the quantummechanical closecoupling method. We discuss the experimental implications of our work. 
BibTeX:
@conference{LoreauVanDerAvoird2017,
author = {Loreau, J. and Van Der Avoird, A.},
title = {Rotational energy transfer in collisions of ammonia with rare gas atoms and H2},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2017},
volume = {875},
article number = {102034},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/875/11/102034}
}

R. Si; S. Li; K. Wang; X.L. Guo; Z.B. Chen; J. Yan; C.Y. Chen; T. Brage & Y.M. Zou.
Electron impact excitation for Helike ions with Z = 2042.
Astronomy and Astrophysics,
Volume 600,
Article number A85,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Aims. Spectral lines of Helike ions are among the most prominent features in Xray spectra from a large variety of astrophysical and hightemperature fusion plasmas. A reliable plasma modeling and interpretation of the spectra require a large amount of accurate atomic data related to various physical processes. In this paper, we focus on the electronimpact excitation (EIE) process. Methods. We adopted the independent process and isolated resonances approximation using distorted waves (IPIRDW). Resonant stabilizing transitions and decays to lowerlying autoionizing levels from the resonances are included as radiative damping. To verify the applicability of the IPIRDW approximation, an independent Dirac Rmatrix calculation was also performed. The two sets of results show excellent agreement. Results. We report electron impact excitation collision strengths for transitions among the lowest 49 levels of the 1snl(n ≤ 5; l ≤ (n  1)) configurations in Helike ions with 20 ≤ Z ≤ 42. The line ratios R and G are calculated for Fe XXV and Kr XXXV. Conclusions. Compared to previous theoretical calculations, our IPIRDWcalculation treats resonance excitation and radiative damping effects more comprehensively, and the resulting line emission cross sections show good agreement with the experimental observations. Our results should facilitate the modeling and diagnostics of various astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. © ESO 2017. 
BibTeX:
@article{SiLiWangEtAl2017,
author = {Si, R. and Li, S. and Wang, K. and Guo, X.L. and Chen, Z.B. and Yan, J. and Chen, C.Y. and Brage, T. and Zou, Y.M.},
title = {Electron impact excitation for Helike ions with Z = 2042},
journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year = {2017},
volume = {600},
article number = {A85},
doi = {10.1051/00046361/201630027}
}

R. Si; C.Y. Zhang; Y.W. Liu; Z.B. Chen; X.L. Guo; S. Li; J. Yan; C.Y. Chen & K. Wang.
Extensive and accurate energy levels and transition rates for Allike Zn XVIII.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 189,
Pages 249257,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Energy levels and transition rates for electricdipole (E1), electricquadrupole (E2), magneticdipole (M1), and magneticquadrupole (M2) transitions of the lowest 393 levels arising from the 3l 3 (0≤l⩽2), 3s 2 4l (0≤l⩽3), 3s3p4l (0≤l⩽3), 3p 2 4l (0≤l⩽2), 3s3d4l (0≤l⩽1), and 3s 2 5l (0≤l⩽4) configurations in Allike Zn are calculated through the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) method and secondorder manybody perturbation theory (MBPT). In the MCDHF calculation, valencevalence and corevalence correlations with the 2p and 2s electrons are taken into account. The effect of Breit interaction and quantum electrodynamics corrections on excitation level energies and level lifetimes are assessed though the MCDHF and MBPT calculations. The two sets of level energies are in excellent agreement of better than 0.1%, while the level lifetimes mostly agree to within 2%. Comparisons are also made with experimental measurements and other theoretical results to assess the accuracy of our calculations. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{SiZhangLiuEtAl2017,
author = {Si, R. and Zhang, C.Y. and Liu, Y.W. and Chen, Z.B. and Guo, X.L. and Li, S. and Yan, J. and Chen, C.Y. and Wang, K.},
title = {Extensive and accurate energy levels and transition rates for Allike Zn XVIII},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2017},
volume = {189},
pages = {249257},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.12.006}
}

B. Sutcliffe & R.G. Woolley.
The position of the clamped nuclei electronic hamiltonian in quantum mechanics.
Handbook of Computational Chemistry,
Pages 69121,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Arguments are advanced to support the view that at present it is not possible to derive molecular structure from the full quantum mechanical Coulomb Hamiltonian associated with a given molecular formula that is customarily regarded as representing the molecule in terms of its constituent electrons and nuclei. However molecular structure may be identified provided that some additional chemically motivated assumptions that lead to the clamped nuclei Hamiltonian are added to the quantum mechanical account. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017. 
BibTeX:
@book{SutcliffeWoolley2017,
author = {Sutcliffe, B. and Woolley, R.G.},
title = {The position of the clamped nuclei electronic hamiltonian in quantum mechanics},
journal = {Handbook of Computational Chemistry},
year = {2017},
pages = {69121},
doi = {10.1007/9783319272825_2}
}

L. TroianGautier; E. Mugeniwabagara; L. Fusaro; E. Cauët; A. KirschDe Mesmaeker & M. Luhmer.
PhotoCIDNP Reveals Different Protonation Sites Depending on the Primary Step of the Photoinduced Electron/ProtonTransfer Process with Ru(II) Polyazaaromatic Complexes.
Journal of the American Chemical Society,
Volume 139,
Pages 1490914912,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The excitedstate quenching of [Ru(TAP)2(HAT)]2+ (TAP = 1,4,5,8tetraazaphenanthrene, HAT= 1,4,5,8,9,12hexaazatriphenylene) by hydroquinone (H2Q), Nacetyltyrosine (NAcTyr) or guanosine5′monophosphate (GMP) was investigated at various pH values. The quenching occurs via electron/proton transfer, as evidenced by transient absorption spectroscopy and confirmed by 1H photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization (photoCIDNP). Reductive quenching also occurs in strongly acidic solution despite a much shorter lifetime of the protonated excitedstate complex. PhotoCIDNP revealed a different mechanism at low pH, involving protonation before electron transfer and yielding a distinct protonated monoreduced complex. The experimental photoCIDNP patterns are consistent with density functional theory calculations. This work highlights the power of 1H photoCIDNP for characterizing, at the atomic level, transient species involved in electrontransfer processes. © 2017 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{TroianGautierMugeniwabagaraFusaroEtAl2017,
author = {TroianGautier, L. and Mugeniwabagara, E. and Fusaro, L. and Cauët, E. and KirschDe Mesmaeker, A. and Luhmer, M.},
title = {PhotoCIDNP Reveals Different Protonation Sites Depending on the Primary Step of the Photoinduced Electron/ProtonTransfer Process with Ru(II) Polyazaaromatic Complexes},
journal = {Journal of the American Chemical Society},
year = {2017},
volume = {139},
pages = {1490914912},
doi = {10.1021/jacs.7b09513}
}

T. Vanfleteren; T. Földes; M. Herman; J. Liévin; J. Loreau & L.H. Coudert.
Experimental and theoretical investigations of H2OAr.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 147,
Article number 014302,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We have used continuouswave cavity ringdown spectroscopy to record the spectrum of H2OAr in the 2OH excitation range of H2O. 24 subbands have been observed. Their rotational structure (Trot = 12 K) is analyzed and the lines are fitted separately for ortho and para species together with microwave and far infrared data from the literature, with a unitless standard deviation σ=0.98 and 1.31, respectively. Their vibrational analysis is supported by a theoretical input based on an intramolecular potential energy surface obtained through ab initio calculations and computation of the rotational energy of substates of the complex with the water monomer in excited vibrational states up to the first hexad. For the ground and (010) vibrational states, the theoretical results agree well with experimental energies and rotational constants in the literature. For the excited vibrational states of the first hexad, they guided the assignment of the observed subbands. The upper state vibrational predissociation lifetime is estimated to be 3 ns from observed spectral linewidths. © 2017 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{VanfleterenFoeldesHermanEtAl2017,
author = {Vanfleteren, T. and Földes, T. and Herman, M. and Liévin, J. and Loreau, J. and Coudert, L.H.},
title = {Experimental and theoretical investigations of H2OAr},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2017},
volume = {147},
article number = {014302},
doi = {10.1063/1.4990738}
}

K. Wang; Z.B. Chen; C.Y. Chen; J. Yan; W. Dang; X.H. Zhao & X. Yang.
Calculation of levels, transition rates, and lifetimes for the arsenic isoelectronic sequence Sn XVIIIBa XXIV, W XLII.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 117118,
Pages 174319,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Multiconfiguration Dirac–Fock (MCDF) calculations of energy levels, wavelengths, oscillator strengths, lifetimes, and electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), electric quadrupole (E2), magnetic quadrupole (M2) transition rates are reported for the arsenic isoelectronic sequence Sn XVIIIBa XXIV, W XLII. Results are presented among the 86 levels of the 4s 2 4p 3 , 4s4p 4 , 4p 5 , 4s 2 4p 2 4d, and 4s4p 3 4d configurations in each ion. The relativistic atomic structure package GRASP2K is adopted for the calculations, in which the contributions from the correlations within the n≤7 complexes, Breit interaction (BI) and quantum electrodynamics (QED) effects are taking into account. The manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) method is also employed as an independent calculation for comparison purposes, taking W XLII as an example. Calculated results are compared with data from other calculations and the observed values from the Atomic Spectra Database (ASD) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Good agreements are obtained. i.e, the accuracy of our energy levels is assessed to be better than 0.6%. These accurate theoretical data should be useful for diagnostics of hot plasmas in fusion devices. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangChenChenEtAl2017,
author = {Wang, K. and Chen, Z.B. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J. and Dang, W. and Zhao, X.H. and Yang, X.},
title = {Calculation of levels, transition rates, and lifetimes for the arsenic isoelectronic sequence Sn XVIIIBa XXIV, W XLII},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2017},
volume = {117118},
pages = {174319},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2016.09.003}
}

K. Wang; P. Jönsson; J. Ekman; T. Brage; C.Y. Chen; C.F. Fischer; G. Gaigalas & M. Godefroid.
Comment on "theoretical Confirmation of the Low Experimental 3C/3D f Value Ratio in Fe xvii ".
Physical Review Letters,
Volume 119,
Article number 189301,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A Comment on the Letter by Mendoza and Bautista [Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 163002 (2017)PRLTAO0031900710.1103/PhysRevLett.118.163002]. © 2017 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangJoenssonEkmanEtAl2017,
author = {Wang, K. and Jönsson, P. and Ekman, J. and Brage, T. and Chen, C.Y. and Fischer, C.F. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Comment on "theoretical Confirmation of the Low Experimental 3C/3D f Value Ratio in Fe xvii "},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
year = {2017},
volume = {119},
article number = {189301},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.189301}
}

K. Wang; P. Jönsson; J. Ekman; G. Gaigalas; M.R. Godefroid; R. Si; Z.B. Chen; S. Li; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Extended Calculations of Spectroscopic Data: Energy Levels, Lifetimes, and Transition Rates for Olike Ions from Cr xxiii.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 229,
Article number 37,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Employing two stateoftheart methods, multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock and secondorder manybody perturbation theory, the excitation energies and lifetimes for the lowest 200 states of the 2s22p4, 2s2p5, 2p6, 2s 2 2p 3 3s, 2s 2 2p 3 3p, 2s 2 2p 3 3d, 2s2p 4 3s, 2s2p 4 3p, and 2s2p 4 3d configurations, and multipole (electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), and electric quadrupole (E2)) transition rates, line strengths, and oscillator strengths among these states are calculated for each Olike ion, from Cr XVII to Zn XXIII. Our two data sets are compared with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and CHIANTI compiled values, and previous calculations. The data are accurate enough for identification and deblending of new emission lines from the Sun and other astrophysical sources. The amount of highaccuracy data is significantly increased for the n = 3 states of several Olike ions of astrophysical interest, where experimental data are very scarce. © 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangJoenssonEkmanEtAl2017b,
author = {Wang, K. and Jönsson, P. and Ekman, J. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.R. and Si, R. and Chen, Z.B. and Li, S. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Extended Calculations of Spectroscopic Data: Energy Levels, Lifetimes, and Transition Rates for Olike Ions from Cr xxiii},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2017},
volume = {229},
article number = {37},
doi = {10.3847/15384365/aa6847}
}

K. Wang; P. Jönsson; J. Ekman; R. Si; Z.B. Chen; Y.G. Li; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Extended calculations of energy levels, radiative properties, A J , B J hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors for oxygenlike Kr XXIX.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 194,
Pages 108112,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Using the multiconfiguration Dirac–Fock method and the second–order many–body perturbation theory method, highly accurate calculations are performed for the lowest 344 finestructure levels arising from the 2s 2 2p 4 , 2s 2 2p 5 , 2p 6 , 2s 2 2p 3 3s, 2s 2 2p 3 3p, 2s 2 2p 3 3d, 2s 2 2p 4 3s, 2s 2 2p 4 3p, 2s 2 2p 4 3d, 2p 5 3s, 2p 5 3p, 2p 5 3d, 2s 2 2p 3 4s, 2s 2 2p 3 4p, 2s 2 2p 3 4d, 2s 2 2p 3 4f, and 2s ^{ 2p 4 4s configurations in Olike Kr XXIX. Complete and consistent atomic data, including excitation energies, lifetimes, wavelengths, hyperfine structures, Landé g J factors, and E1, M1, E2, M2 transition rates, line strengths, and oscillator strengths among these 344 levels are obtained. Comparisons are made between our two different sets of results, as well as with the other available experimental and theoretical values. For Olike Kr only a few levels have been experimentally established. The accuracy of our calculated energies is however high enough to facilitate identifications of observed lines involving the n=3,4 levels. The calculated data are also useful for modeling and diagnosing fusion plasmas. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd} 
BibTeX:
@article{WangJoenssonEkmanEtAl2017a,
author = {Wang, K. and Jönsson, P. and Ekman, J. and Si, R. and Chen, Z.B. and Li, Y.G. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Extended calculations of energy levels, radiative properties, A J , B J hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors for oxygenlike Kr XXIX},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2017},
volume = {194},
pages = {108112},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.03.014}
}

K. Wang; S. Li; P. Jönsson; N. Fu; W. Dang; X.L. Guo; C.Y. Chen; J. Yan; Z.B. Chen & R. Si.
Calculations with spectroscopic accuracy for energies, transition rates, hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors in nitrogenlike Kr XXX.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 187,
Pages 375402,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Extensive selfconsistent multiconfiguration DiracFock (MCDF) calculations and secondorder manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) calculations are performed for the lowest 272 states belonging to the 2s 2 2p 3 , 2s2p 4 , 2p 5 , 2s 2 2p 2 3l, and 2s2p 3 3l (l=s, p, d) configurations of Nlike Kr XXX. Complete and consistent data sets of level energies, wavelengths, line strengths, oscillator strengths, lifetimes, A J , B J hyperfine interaction constants, Landé g J factors, and electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), electric quadrupole (E2), magnetic quadrupole (M2) transition rates among all these levels are given. The present MCDF and MBPT results are compared with each other and with other available experimental and theoretical results. The mean relative difference between our two sets of level energies is only about 0.003% for these 272 levels. The accuracy of the present calculations are high enough to facilitate identification of many observed spectral lines. These accurate data can be served as benchmark for other calculations and can be useful for fusion plasma research and astrophysical applications. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{WangLiJoenssonEtAl2017,
author = {Wang, K. and Li, S. and Jönsson, P. and Fu, N. and Dang, W. and Guo, X.L. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J. and Chen, Z.B. and Si, R.},
title = {Calculations with spectroscopic accuracy for energies, transition rates, hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors in nitrogenlike Kr XXX},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2017},
volume = {187},
pages = {375402},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.10.011}
}

K. Wang; S. Li; R. Si; C.Y. Chen; J. Yan; Z.B. Chen; W. Dang & X.H. Zhao.
Energies, wavelengths, lifetimes, E1, M1, E2, and M2 transitions rates for the sulfur isoelectronic sequence Fe XI, Nb XXVIIn XXXIV.
Canadian Journal of Physics,
Volume 95,
Pages 393401,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Energies, wavelengths, lifetimes, oscillator strengths, electric dipole (E1), electric quadrupole (E2), magnetic dipole (M1), and magnetic quadrupole (M2) transition rates among the 42 fine structure levels belonging to the 3s 2 3p 4 , 3s 2 3p 3 3d, and 3s3p 5 configurations for Slike Fe and Slike ions with 41 ≤ Z ≤ 49 are calculated using the fully relativistic multiconfiguration DiracFock (MCDF) method. In the calculations, contributions from correlations within the n = 6 complex, Breit interaction, and quantum electrodynamics effects are included. Detailed comparisons are made between the present results and the available experimental and other theoretical data. We found that our calculated energy levels generally agree within ≤0.5% with the experimentally compiled results, and the transition rates agree within ≤12% with other theoretical results for a majority of the transitions. These accurate theoretical data should be beneficial in fusion plasma research and astrophysical applications. © 2017 Published by NRC Research Press. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangLiSiEtAl2017,
author = {Wang, K. and Li, S. and Si, R. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J. and Chen, Z.B. and Dang, W. and Zhao, X.H.},
title = {Energies, wavelengths, lifetimes, E1, M1, E2, and M2 transitions rates for the sulfur isoelectronic sequence Fe XI, Nb XXVIIn XXXIV},
journal = {Canadian Journal of Physics},
year = {2017},
volume = {95},
pages = {393401},
doi = {10.1139/cjp20160595}
}

K. Wang; X. Yang; Z.B. Chen; R. Si; C.Y. Chen; J. Yan; X.H. Zhao & W. Dang.
Energy levels, lifetimes, and transition rates for the selenium isoelectronic sequence Pd XIII–Te XIX, Xe XXI–Nd XXVII, W XLI.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 117118,
Pages 1173,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Energy levels, wavelengths, lifetimes, oscillator strengths, and electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), electric quadrupole (E2), magnetic quadrupole (M2) transition rates among the 46 fine structure levels belonging to the ([Ar]3d 10 )4s 2 4p 4 , ([Ar]3d 10 )4s 2 4p 3 4d, and ([Ar]3d 10 )4s4p 5 configurations for the selenium isoelectronic sequence Pd XIII–Te XIX, Xe XXI–Nd XXVII, W XLI are reported. These data are determined in the multiconfiguration Dirac–Fock (MCDF) approach, in which relativistic effects, main electron correlations within the n=7 complex, Breit interaction (BI), and quantum electrodynamic (QED) corrections are included. The manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) method is also employed as an independent calculation to confirm the present accuracy, taking W XLI as an example. Comparisons and analysis are made between the present results and available experimental and theoretical ones, and good agreements are obtained. These accurate data are expected to be useful in nuclear fusion research and astrophysical applications. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangYangChenEtAl2017,
author = {Wang, K. and Yang, X. and Chen, Z.B. and Si, R. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J. and Zhao, X.H. and Dang, W.},
title = {Energy levels, lifetimes, and transition rates for the selenium isoelectronic sequence Pd XIII–Te XIX, Xe XXI–Nd XXVII, W XLI},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2017},
volume = {117118},
pages = {1173},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2016.10.002}
}

C. Wraith; X.F. Yang; L. Xie; C. Babcock; J. Bieroń; J. Billowes; M.L. Bissell; K. Blaum; B. Cheal; L. Filippin; R.F. Garcia Ruiz; W. Gins; L.K. Grob; G. Gaigalas; M. Godefroid; C. Gorges; H. Heylen; M. Honma; P. Jönsson; S. Kaufmann; M. Kowalska; J. Krämer; S. MalbrunotEttenauer; R. Neugart; G. Neyens; W. Nörtershäuser; F. Nowacki; T. Otsuka; J. Papuga; R. Sánchez; Y. Tsunoda & D.T. Yordanov.
Evolution of nuclear structure in neutronrich oddZn isotopes and isomers.
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and HighEnergy Physics,
Volume 771,
Pages 385391,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Collinear laser spectroscopy was performed on Zn (Z=30) isotopes at ISOLDE, CERN. The study of hyperfine spectra of nuclei across the Zn isotopic chain, N=33–49, allowed the measurement of nuclear spins for the ground and isomeric states in oddA neutronrich nuclei up to N=50. Exactly one longlived (&#x003E;10 ms) isomeric state has been established in each 69–79 Zn isotope. The nuclear magnetic dipole moments and spectroscopic quadrupole moments are well reproduced by largescale shell–model calculations in the f 5 pg 9 and fpg 9 d 5 model spaces, thus establishing the dominant term in their wave function. The magnetic moment of the intruder I π =1/2 + isomer in 79 Zn is reproduced only if the νs 1/2 orbital is added to the valence space, as realized in the recently developed PFSDGU interaction. The spin and moments of the lowlying isomeric state in 73 Zn suggest a strong onset of deformation at N=43, while the progression towards 79 Zn points to the stability of the Z=28 and N=50 shell gaps, supporting the magicity of 78 Ni. © 2017 The Author(s) 
BibTeX:
@article{WraithYangXieEtAl2017,
author = {Wraith, C. and Yang, X.F. and Xie, L. and Babcock, C. and Bieroń, J. and Billowes, J. and Bissell, M.L. and Blaum, K. and Cheal, B. and Filippin, L. and Garcia Ruiz, R.F. and Gins, W. and Grob, L.K. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M. and Gorges, C. and Heylen, H. and Honma, M. and Jönsson, P. and Kaufmann, S. and Kowalska, M. and Krämer, J. and MalbrunotEttenauer, S. and Neugart, R. and Neyens, G. and Nörtershäuser, W. and Nowacki, F. and Otsuka, T. and Papuga, J. and Sánchez, R. and Tsunoda, Y. and Yordanov, D.T.},
title = {Evolution of nuclear structure in neutronrich oddZn isotopes and isomers},
journal = {Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and HighEnergy Physics},
year = {2017},
volume = {771},
pages = {385391},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2017.05.085}
}

L. Xia; C.Y. Zhang; R. Si; X.L. Guo; Z.B. Chen; J. Yan; S. Li; C.Y. Chen & K. Wang.
Resonanceenhanced electronimpact excitation of Culike gold.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 198,
Pages 4858,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Employing the independentprocess and isolatedresonance approximations using distortedwaves (IPIRDW), we have performed a series of calculations of the resonanceenhanced electronimpact excitations (EIE) among 27 singly excited levels from the n ≤ 6 configurations of Culike gold (Au, Z=79). Resonance excitation (RE) contributions from both the n=4→4−7 and n=3→4 core excitations have been considered. Our results demonstrate that RE contributions are significant and enhance the effective collision strengths (ϒ) of certain excitations by up to an order of magnitude at low temperature (106.1 K), and are still important at relatively high temperature (107.5 K). Results from test calculations of the resonanceenhanced EIE processes among 16 levels from the n ≤ 5 configurations using both the Dirac Rmatrix (DRM) and IPIRDW approaches agree very well with each other. This means that the closecoupling effects are not important for this ion, and thus warrants the reliability of present resonanceenhanced EIE data among the 27 levels. The results from the collisionalradiative model (CRM) show that, at 3000 eV, near where Culike Au is most abundant, RE contributions have important effects (up to 25%) on the density diagnostic line intensity ratios, which are sensitive near 1020 cm−3. The present work is the first EIE research including RE contributions for Culike Au. Our EIE data are more accurate than previous results due to our consideration of RE contributions, and the data should be helpful for modeling and diagnosing a variety of plasmas. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd 
BibTeX:
@article{XiaZhangSiEtAl2017,
author = {Xia, L. and Zhang, C.Y. and Si, R. and Guo, X.L. and Chen, Z.B. and Yan, J. and Li, S. and Chen, C.Y. and Wang, K.},
title = {Resonanceenhanced electronimpact excitation of Culike gold},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2017},
volume = {198},
pages = {4858},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.05.001}
}

M.P. Ziemkiewicz; C. Pluetzer; J. Loreau; A. Van Der Avoird & D.J. Nesbitt.
Nuclear spin/parity dependent spectroscopy and predissociation dynamics in vOH = 2 ← 0 overtone excited NeH2O clusters: Theory and experiment.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 147,
Article number 214304,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Vibrationally state selective overtone spectroscopy and state and nuclear spindependent predissociation dynamics of weakly bound ortho and paraNeH2O complexes (D0(ortho) = 34.66 cm1 and D0(para) = 31.67 cm1) are reported, based on nearinfrared excitation of van der Waals cluster bands correlating with vOH = 2 ← 0 overtone transitions (02〉 and 02+〉) out of the ortho (101) and para (000) internal rotor states of the H2O moiety. Quantum theoretical calculations for nuclear motion on a high level potential energy surface [CCSD(T)/VnZf12 (n = 3, 4)], corrected for basis set superposition error and extrapolated to the complete basis set (CBS) limit, are employed to successfully predict and assign ΠΣ, ΣΣ, and ΣΠ infrared bands in the spectra, where Σ or Π represent approximate projections of the bodyfixed H2O angular momentum along the NeH2O internuclear axis. IRUV pumpprobe experimental capabilities permit realtime measurements of the vibrational predissociation dynamics, which indicate facile intramolecular vibrational energy transfer from the H2O vOH = 2 overtone vibrations into the VdWs (van der Waals) dissociation coordinate on the τprediss = 1525 ns time scale. Whereas all predicted strong transitions in the orthoNeH2O complexes are readily detected and assigned, vibrationally mediated photolysis spectra for the corresponding paraNeH2O bands are surprisingly absent despite ab initio predictions of Qbranch intensities with S/N > 2040. Such behavior signals the presence of highly selective nuclear spin orthopara predissociation dynamics in the upper state, for which we offer a simple mechanism based on Neatom mediated intramolecular vibrational relaxation in the H2O subunit (i.e., 02±〉 → 01±〉; v2 = 2), which is confirmed by the ab initio energy level predictions and the nascent OH rotational (N), spin orbit (Π1/2,3/2), and lambda doublet product distributions. © 2017 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{ZiemkiewiczPluetzerLoreauEtAl2017,
author = {Ziemkiewicz, M.P. and Pluetzer, C. and Loreau, J. and Van Der Avoird, A. and Nesbitt, D.J.},
title = {Nuclear spin/parity dependent spectroscopy and predissociation dynamics in vOH = 2 ← 0 overtone excited NeH2O clusters: Theory and experiment},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2017},
volume = {147},
article number = {214304},
doi = {10.1063/1.5001335}
}

M.P. Ziemkiewicz; C. Pluetzer; M. Wojcik; J. Loreau; A. Van der Avoird & D.J. Nesbitt.
Near infrared overtone (vOH = 2 ← 0) spectroscopy of NeH2O clusters.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 146,
Article number 104204,
2017.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Vibrationally state selective overtone spectroscopy and dynamics of weakly bound NeH2O complexes (D0 (para) = 31.67 cm−1, D0 (ortho) = 34.66 cm−1) are reported for the first time, based on near infrared excitation of van der Waals cluster bands correlating with vOH = 2 ← 0 overtone transitions (02−>←00+> and 02+>←00+>) out of the ortho (101) and para (000) internal rotor states of the H2O moiety. Quantum theoretical calculations for nuclear motion on a high level ab initio potential energy surface (CCSD(T)/VnZf12 (n = 3,4), corrected for basis set superposition error and extrapolated to the complete basis set limit) are employed for assignment of Σ←Σ,Π←Σ, and Σ←Π infrared bands in the overtone spectra, where Σ(K = 0) and Π (K = 1) represent approximate projections (K) of the body angular momentum along the NeH2O internuclear axis. Endoverend tumbling of the ortho NeH2O cluster is evident via rotational band contours observed, with band origins and rotational progressions in excellent agreement with ab initio frequency and intensity predictions. A clear Q branch in the corresponding 02+>fΠ(111)←eΣ(000) para NeH2O spectrum provides evidence for a novel e/f paritydependent metastability in these weakly bound clusters, in agreement with ab initio bound state calculations and attributable to the symmetry blocking of an energetically allowed channel for internal rotor predissociation. Finally, Boltzmann analysis of the rotational spectra reveals anomalously low jet temperatures (Trot ≈ 4(1) K), which are attributed to “evaporative cooling” of weakly bound NeH2O clusters and provide support for similar cooling dynamics in rare gastagging studies. © 2017 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{ZiemkiewiczPluetzerWojcikEtAl2017,
author = {Ziemkiewicz, M.P. and Pluetzer, C. and Wojcik, M. and Loreau, J. and Van der Avoird, A. and Nesbitt, D.J.},
title = {Near infrared overtone (vOH = 2 ← 0) spectroscopy of NeH2O clusters},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2017},
volume = {146},
article number = {104204},
doi = {10.1063/1.4977061}
}

M.L. Bissell; T. Carette; K.T. Flanagan; P. Vingerhoets; J. Billowes; K. Blaum; B. Cheal; S. Fritzsche; M. Godefroid; M. Kowalska; J. Krämer; R. Neugart; G. Neyens; W. Nörtershäuser & D.T. Yordanov.
Cu charge radii reveal a weak subshell effect at N=40.
Physical Review C,
Volume 93,
Article number 064318,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Collinear laser spectroscopy on Cu5875 isotopes was performed at the CERNISOLDE radioactive ion beam facility. In this paper we report on the isotope shifts obtained from these measurements. Stateoftheart atomic physics calculations have been undertaken in order to determine the changes in meansquare charge radii δ(r2)A,A′ from the observed isotope shifts. A local minimum is observed in these radii differences at N=40, providing evidence for a weak N=40 subshell effect. However, comparison of δ(r2)A,A′ with a droplet model prediction including static deformation deduced from the spectroscopic quadrupole moments, points to the persistence of correlations at N=40. © 2016 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{BissellCaretteFlanaganEtAl2016,
author = {Bissell, M.L. and Carette, T. and Flanagan, K.T. and Vingerhoets, P. and Billowes, J. and Blaum, K. and Cheal, B. and Fritzsche, S. and Godefroid, M. and Kowalska, M. and Krämer, J. and Neugart, R. and Neyens, G. and Nörtershäuser, W. and Yordanov, D.T.},
title = {Cu charge radii reveal a weak subshell effect at N=40},
journal = {Physical Review C},
year = {2016},
volume = {93},
article number = {064318},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.93.064318}
}

G. Cessateur; J. De Keyser; R. Maggiolo; M. Rubin; G. Gronoff; A. Gibbons; E. Jehin; F. Dhooghe; H. Gunell; N. Vaeck & J. Loreau.
2D photochemical model for forbidden oxygen line emission for comet 1P/Halley.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
Volume 462,
Pages S116S123,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present here a 2D model of photochemistry for computing the production and loss mechanisms of the O( 1 S) and O( 1 D) states, which are responsible for the emission lines at 577.7, 630, and 636.4 nm, in case of the comet 1P/Halley. The presence of O 2 within cometary atmospheres, measured by the in situ Rosetta and Giotto missions, necessitates a revision of the usual photochemical models. Indeed, the photodissociation of molecular oxygen also leads to a significant production of oxygen in excited electronic states. In order to correctly model the solar ultraviolet (UV) flux absorption, we consider here a 2D configuration. While the green to reddoublet ratio is not affected by the solar UV flux absorption, estimates of the reddoublet and green lines emissions are, however, overestimated by a factor of 2 in the 1D model compared to the 2D model. Considering a spherical symmetry, emission maps can be deduced from the 2D model in order to be directly compared to ground and/or in situ observations. © 2017 The Authors. 
BibTeX:
@article{CessateurDeKeyserMaggioloEtAl2016,
author = {Cessateur, G. and De Keyser, J. and Maggiolo, R. and Rubin, M. and Gronoff, G. and Gibbons, A. and Jehin, E. and Dhooghe, F. and Gunell, H. and Vaeck, N. and Loreau, J.},
title = {2D photochemical model for forbidden oxygen line emission for comet 1P/Halley},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year = {2016},
volume = {462},
pages = {S116S123},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/stw2150}
}

G. Cessateur; J.D. Keyser; R. Maggiolo; A. Gibbons; G. Gronoff; H. Gunell; F. Dhooghe; J. Loreau; N. Vaeck; K. Altwegg; A. Bieler; C. Briois; U. Calmonte; M.R. Combi; B. Fiethe; S.A. Fuselier; T.I. Gombosi; M. Hässig; L. Le Roy; E. Neefs; M. Rubin & T. Sémon.
Photochemistry of forbidden oxygen lines in the inner coma of 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko.
Journal of Geophysical Research A: Space Physics,
Volume 121,
Pages 804816,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Observations of the green and reddoublet emission lines have previously been realized for several comets. We present here a chemistryemission coupled model to study the production and loss mechanisms of the O( 1 S) and O( 1 D) states, which are responsible for the emission lines of interest for comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko. The recent discovery of O 2 in significant abundance relative to water 3.80 ± 0.85 within the coma of 67P has been taken into consideration for the first time in such models. We evaluate the effect of the presence of O 2 on the green to reddoublet emission intensity ratio, which is traditionally used to assess the CO 2 abundance within cometary atmospheres. Model simulations, solving the continuity equation with transport, show that not taking O 2 into account leads to an underestimation of the CO 2 abundance within 67P, with a relative error of about 25%. This strongly suggests that the green to reddoublet emission intensity ratio alone is not a proper tool for determining the CO 2 abundance, as previously suggested. Indeed, there is no compelling reason why O 2 would not be a common cometary volatile, making revision of earlier assessments regarding the CO 2 abundance in cometary atmospheres necessary. The large uncertainties of the CO 2 photodissociation cross section imply that more studies are required in order to better constrain the O( 1 S) and O( 1 D) production through this mechanism. Space weather phenomena, such as powerful solar flares, could be used as tools for doing so, providing additional information on a good estimation of the O 2 abundance within cometary atmospheres. ©2016. The Authors. 
BibTeX:
@article{CessateurKeyserMaggioloEtAl2016,
author = {Cessateur, G. and Keyser, J.D. and Maggiolo, R. and Gibbons, A. and Gronoff, G. and Gunell, H. and Dhooghe, F. and Loreau, J. and Vaeck, N. and Altwegg, K. and Bieler, A. and Briois, C. and Calmonte, U. and Combi, M.R. and Fiethe, B. and Fuselier, S.A. and Gombosi, T.I. and Hässig, M. and Le Roy, L. and Neefs, E. and Rubin, M. and Sémon, T.},
title = {Photochemistry of forbidden oxygen lines in the inner coma of 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research A: Space Physics},
year = {2016},
volume = {121},
pages = {804816},
doi = {10.1002/2015JA022013}
}

A. Desrier; C. Romanzin; N. Lamarre; C. Alcaraz; B. Gans; D. Gauyacq; J. Liévin & S. BoyéPéronne.
Experimental and ab initio characterization of HC3N+ vibronic structure. I. Synchrotronbased threshold photoelectron spectroscopy.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 145,
Article number 234310,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Thresholdphotoionization spectroscopy of cyanoacetylene (HC3N) and its 15N isotopologue has been investigated in the vacuumultraviolet range with a synchrotronbased experiment allowing to record thresholdphotoelectron spectrum and photoion yield over a large energy range (from 88 500 to 177 500 cm1, i.e., from 11 to 22 eV). Adiabatic ionization energies towards the three lowest electronic states X+ 2Π, A+ Σ+2, and B+ Π2 are derived from the thresholdphotoelectron spectrum. A detailed description of the vibrational structure of these states is proposed leading to the determination of the vibrational frequencies for most modes. The vibrational assignments and the discussion about the electronic structure are supported by multireference ab initio calculations (CASPT2, MRCI). Unprecedented structures are resolved and tentatively assigned in the region of the B+ X transition. Exploratory calculations highlight the complexity of the electronic landscape of the cation up to approximately 10 eV above its ground state. © 2016 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{DesrierRomanzinLamarreEtAl2016,
author = {Desrier, A. and Romanzin, C. and Lamarre, N. and Alcaraz, C. and Gans, B. and Gauyacq, D. and Liévin, J. and BoyéPéronne, S.},
title = {Experimental and ab initio characterization of HC3N+ vibronic structure. I. Synchrotronbased threshold photoelectron spectroscopy},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2016},
volume = {145},
article number = {234310},
doi = {10.1063/1.4972019}
}

P. Du; K.X. Lu; Z.X. Zhang; Y.K. Huang; K. Wang; C. Hu; J. Qiu; Y.R. Li; X.L. Fan; X.E. Fang; J.M. Bai; W.H. Bian; Y.F. Yuan; L.C. Ho & J.M. Wang.
Supermassive black holes with high accretion rates in active galactic nuclei. V. A new sizeluminosity scaling relation for the broadline region.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 825,
Article number 126,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This paper reports results of the thirdyear campaign of monitoring superEddington accreting massive black holes (SEAMBHs) in active galactic nuclei (AGNs) between 2014 and 2015. Ten new targets were selected from the quasar sample of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which have generally been more luminous than the SEAMBH candidates in the last two years. Hβ lags (τHβ) in five of the 10 quasars have been successfully measured in this monitoring season. We find that the lags are generally shorter, by large factors, than those of objects with same optical luminosity, in light of the wellknown R Hβ L 5100 relation. The five quasars have dimensionless accretion rates of M=1010 3 . Combining these with measurements of the previous SEAMBHs, we find that the reduction of Hβ lags depends tightly on accretion rates, τ Hβ /τ RL ∝ M 0.42 , where τ RL is the Hβ lag from the normal R Hβ L 5100 relation. Fitting 63 mapped AGNs, we present a new scaling relation for the broadline region: R Hβ = α 1 ℓ 44 β1 min [1, (M/M c ) γ1 ], where ℓ 44 = L 5100 /10 44 erg s 1 is the 5100 continuum luminosity, and the coefficients are α 1 = 29.6 2.8 +2.7 ltday, β 1 = 0.56 0.03 +0.03 , γ 1 = 0.52 0.16 +0.33 , and M c = 11.91 6.22 +2.29 . This relation is applicable to AGNs over a wide range of accretion rates, from 10 3 to 10 3 . Implications of this new relation are briefly discussed. © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{DuLuZhangEtAl2016,
author = {Du, P. and Lu, K.X. and Zhang, Z.X. and Huang, Y.K. and Wang, K. and Hu, C. and Qiu, J. and Li, Y.R. and Fan, X.L. and Fang, X.E. and Bai, J.M. and Bian, W.H. and Yuan, Y.F. and Ho, L.C. and Wang, J.M.},
title = {Supermassive black holes with high accretion rates in active galactic nuclei. V. A new sizeluminosity scaling relation for the broadline region},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {2016},
volume = {825},
article number = {126},
doi = {10.3847/0004637X/825/2/126}
}

L. Filippin; R. Beerwerth; J. Ekman; S. Fritzsche; M. Godefroid & P. Jönsson.
Multiconfiguration calculations of electronic isotope shift factors in Al i.
Physical Review A,
Volume 94,
Article number 062508,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The present work reports results from systematic multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock calculations of electronic isotope shift factors for a set of transitions between lowlying levels of neutral aluminium. These electronic quantities together with observed isotope shifts between different pairs of isotopes provide the changes in meansquare charge radii of the atomic nuclei. Two computational approaches are adopted for the estimation of the mass and fieldshift factors. Within these approaches, different models for electron correlation are explored in a systematic way to determine a reliable computational strategy and to estimate theoretical error bars of the isotope shift factors. © 2016 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FilippinBeerwerthEkmanEtAl2016,
author = {Filippin, L. and Beerwerth, R. and Ekman, J. and Fritzsche, S. and Godefroid, M. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Multiconfiguration calculations of electronic isotope shift factors in Al i},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2016},
volume = {94},
article number = {062508},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.94.062508}
}

L. Filippin; M. Godefroid & D. Baye.
Relativistic twophoton decay rates with the Lagrangemesh method.
Physical Review A,
Volume 93,
Article number 012517,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Relativistic twophoton decay rates of the 2s1/2 and 2p1/2 states towards the 1s1/2 ground state of hydrogenic atoms are calculated by using numerically exact energies and wave functions obtained from the Dirac equation with the Lagrangemesh method. This approach is an approximate variational method taking the form of equations on a grid because of the use of a Gauss quadrature approximation. Highly accurate values are obtained by a simple calculation involving different meshes for the initial, final, and intermediate wave functions and for the calculation of matrix elements. The accuracy of the results with a Coulomb potential is improved by several orders of magnitude in comparison with benchmark values from the literature. The general requirement of gauge invariance is also successfully tested, down to rounding errors. The method provides high accuracies for twophoton decay rates of a particle in other potentials and is applied to a hydrogen atom embedded in a Debye plasma simulated by a Yukawa potential. © 2016 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FilippinGodefroidBaye2016,
author = {Filippin, L. and Godefroid, M. and Baye, D.},
title = {Relativistic twophoton decay rates with the Lagrangemesh method},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2016},
volume = {93},
article number = {012517},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.93.012517}
}

L. Filippin; M. Godefroid; J. Ekman & P. Jönsson.
Core correlation effects in multiconfiguration calculations of isotope shifts in Mg I.
Physical Review A,
Volume 93,
Article number 062512,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The present work reports results from systematic multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock calculations of isotope shifts for several wellknown transitions in neutral magnesium. Relativistic normal and specific mass shift factors as well as the electronic probability density at the origin are calculated. Combining these electronic quantities with available nuclear data, energy and transition level shifts are determined for the Mg26Mg24 pair of isotopes. Different models for electron correlation are adopted. It is shown that, although valence and corevalence models provide accurate values for the isotope shifts, the inclusion of corecore excitations in the computational strategy significantly improves the accuracy of the transition energies and normal mass shift factors. © 2016 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FilippinGodefroidEkmanEtAl2016,
author = {Filippin, L. and Godefroid, M. and Ekman, J. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Core correlation effects in multiconfiguration calculations of isotope shifts in Mg I},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2016},
volume = {93},
article number = {062512},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.93.062512}
}

C.F. Fischer; M. Godefroid; T. Brage; P. Jönsson & G. Gaigalas.
Advanced multiconfiguration methods for complex atoms: I. Energies and wave functions.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 49,
Article number 182004,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Multiconfiguration wave function expansions combined with configuration interaction methods are a method of choice for complex atoms where atomic state functions are expanded in a basis of configuration state functions. Combined with a variational method such as the multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) or multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF), the associated set of radial functions can be optimized for the levels of interest. The present review updates the variational MCHF theory to include MCDHF, describes the multireference single and double process for generating expansions and the systematic procedure of a computational scheme for monitoring convergence. It focuses on the calculations of energies and wave functions from which other atomic properties can be predicted such as transition rates, hyperfine structures and isotope shifts, for example. © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{FischerGodefroidBrageEtAl2016,
author = {Fischer, C.F. and Godefroid, M. and Brage, T. and Jönsson, P. and Gaigalas, G.},
title = {Advanced multiconfiguration methods for complex atoms: I. Energies and wave functions},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2016},
volume = {49},
article number = {182004},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/49/18/182004}
}

B. Gans; N. Lamarre; M. Broquier; J. Liévin & S. BoyéPéronne.
Experimental and ab initio characterization of HC 3 N + vibronic structure. II. Highresolution VUV PFIZEKE spectroscopy.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 145,
Article number 234309,
2016.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Vacuumultraviolet pulsedfieldionization zerokineticenergy photoelectron spectra of X+Π2←XΣ+1 and B+Π2←XΣ+1 transitions of the HC314N and HC315N isotopologues of cyanoacetylene have been recorded. The resolution of the photoelectron spectra allowed us to resolve the vibrational structures and the spinorbit splittings in the cation. Accurate values of the adiabatic ionization potentials of the two isotopologues (EI/hc(HC314N)=93 909(2) cm 1 and EI/hc(HC315N)=93 912(2) cm 1 ), the vibrational frequencies of the ν2, ν6, and ν7 vibrational modes, and the spinorbit coupling constant (A SO = 44(2) cm 1 ) of the X+Π2 cationic ground state have been derived from the measurements. Using ab initio calculations, the unexpected structure of the B+Π2←XΣ+1 transition is tentatively attributed to a conical intersection between the A + and B + electronic states of the cation. © 2016 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{GansLamarreBroquierEtAl2016,
author = {Gans, B. and Lamarre, N. and Broquier, M. and Liévin, J. and BoyéPéronne, S.},
title = {Experimental and ab initio characterization of HC 3 N + vibronic structure. II. Highresolution VUV PFIZEKE spectroscopy},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2016},
volume = {145},
article number = {234309},
doi = {10.1063/1.4972018}
}

X. Guo; J. Grumer; T. Brage; R. Si; C. Chen; P. Jönsson; K. Wang; J. Yan; R. Hutton & Y. Zou.
Energy levels and radiative data for Krlike W 38+ from MCDHF and RMBPT calculations.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 49,
Article number 135003,
2016.
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Abstract: Energies, transition rates, line strengths and lifetimes have been computed for all levels of the 4p 6 and 4p 5 4d configurations of W 38+ by using the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) method as well as relativistic manybody perturbation theory. We investigate systematically correlation, relativistic and quantum electrodynamical (QED) effects of different properties, including excitation energies and transition rates. We demonstrate that it is important to include the corevalence correlation of rather deep subshells (including 3d and 3p) to reach close to spectroscopic accuracy for the transition energies. We also show that highmultipole transitions (E3, M2) are important for the lifetime of some metastable levels of 4p 5 4d (). The present results are in good agreement with experiments and of considerably higher accuracy than those achieved in previous theoretical works. © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{GuoGrumerBrageEtAl2016,
author = {Guo, X. and Grumer, J. and Brage, T. and Si, R. and Chen, C. and Jönsson, P. and Wang, K. and Yan, J. and Hutton, R. and Zou, Y.},
title = {Energy levels and radiative data for Krlike W 38+ from MCDHF and RMBPT calculations},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2016},
volume = {49},
article number = {135003},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/49/13/135003}
}

X.L. Guo; R. Si; S. Li; M. Huang; R. Hutton; Y.S. Wang; C.Y. Chen; Y.M. Zou; K. Wang; J. Yan; C.Y. Li & T. Brage.
Calculations with spectroscopic accuracy for the ground configuration (3d9) forbidden transition in Colike ions.
Physical Review A,
Volume 93,
Article number 012513,
2016.
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Abstract: We present systematic and largescale calculations for the finestructure energy splitting and transition rate between the 3d9D3/2,5/22 levels of Colike ions with 28≤Z≤100. Two different fully relativistic approaches are used, based on the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) theory and the relativistic manybodyperturbation theory (RMBPT). Especially the former gives results of similar accuracy as experiments for a large range of ions. Our calculations are therefore accurate enough to probe Breit and quantumelectrodynamic effects. To obtain spectroscopic accuracy, we show that it is important to include deep corevalence correlation, down to and including the n=2 shell. We estimate that the uncertainties of our wavelengths are within the uncertainty of experiments, i.e., 0.02%. We also show that the frequently used flexible atomic code has an inaccurate treatment of the selfenergy (SE) contribution and of the M1transition properties for lowerZ ions. After correcting for the SE calculation, the resulting RMBPT transition energies are in good agreement with the MCDHF ones, especially for the highZ end of the Colike sequence. © 2016 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{GuoSiLiEtAl2016,
author = {Guo, X.L. and Si, R. and Li, S. and Huang, M. and Hutton, R. and Wang, Y.S. and Chen, C.Y. and Zou, Y.M. and Wang, K. and Yan, J. and Li, C.Y. and Brage, T.},
title = {Calculations with spectroscopic accuracy for the ground configuration (3d9) forbidden transition in Colike ions},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {2016},
volume = {93},
article number = {012513},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.93.012513}
}

C. Hadjichrysanthou; E. Cauët; E. Lawrence; C. Vegvari; F. De Wolf & R.M. Anderson.
Understanding the withinhost dynamics of influenza A virus: From theory to clinical implications.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface,
Volume 13,
Article number 20160289,
2016.
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Abstract: Mathematical models have provided important insights into acute viral dynamics within individual patients. In this paper, we study the simplest target celllimited models to investigate the withinhost dynamics of influenza A virus infection in humans. Despite the biological simplicity of the models, we show how these can be used to understand the severity of the infection and the key attributes of possible immunotherapy and antiviral drugs for the treatment of infection at different times post infection. Through an analytic approach, we derive and estimate simple summary biological quantities that can provide novel insights into the infection dynamics and the definition of clinical endpoints. We focus on nine quantities, including the area under the viral load curve, peak viral load, the time to peak viral load and the level of cell death due to infection. Using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, we fitted the models to data collected from 12 untreated volunteers who participated in two clinical studies that tested the antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir. Based on the results, we also discuss various difficulties in deriving precise estimates of the parameters, even in the very simple models considered, when experimental data are limited to viral load measures and/or there is a limited number of viral load measurements post infection. © 2016 The Authors. 
BibTeX:
@article{HadjichrysanthouCauetLawrenceEtAl2016,
author = {Hadjichrysanthou, C. and Cauët, E. and Lawrence, E. and Vegvari, C. and De Wolf, F. and Anderson, R.M.},
title = {Understanding the withinhost dynamics of influenza A virus: From theory to clinical implications},
journal = {Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
year = {2016},
volume = {13},
article number = {20160289},
doi = {10.1098/rsif.2016.0289}
}

P. Jönsson; L. Radžiute; G. Gaigalas; M.R. Godefroid; J.P. Marques; T. Brage; C. Froese Fischer & I.P. Grant.
Accurate multiconfiguration calculations of energy levels, lifetimes, and transition rates for the silicon isoelectronic sequence: Ti IX  Ge XIX, Sr XXV, Zr XXVII, Mo XXIX.
Astronomy and Astrophysics,
Volume 585,
Article number A26,
2016.
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Abstract: Multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) calculations and relativistic configuration interaction (RCI) calculations are performed for states of the 3s 2 3p 2 , 3s3p 3 and 3s 2 3p3d configurations in the Silike ions Ti IX  Ge XIX, Sr XXV, Zr XXVII and Mo XXIX. Valence and corevalence electron correlation effects are accounted for through large configuration state function expansions. Calculated energy levels are compared with data from other calculations and with experimental data from the reference databases. Lifetime and transition rates along with uncertainty estimations are given for all ions. Energies from the calculations are in excellent agreement with observations and computed wavelength are almost of spectroscopic accuracy, aiding line identification in spectra. © 2015 ESO. 
BibTeX:
@article{JoenssonRadziuteGaigalasEtAl2016,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Radžiute, L. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.R. and Marques, J.P. and Brage, T. and Froese Fischer, C. and Grant, I.P.},
title = {Accurate multiconfiguration calculations of energy levels, lifetimes, and transition rates for the silicon isoelectronic sequence: Ti IX  Ge XIX, Sr XXV, Zr XXVII, Mo XXIX},
journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year = {2016},
volume = {585},
article number = {A26},
doi = {10.1051/00046361/201527106}
}

M. Kas; J. Loreau; J. Liévin & N. Vaeck.
Ab initio study of reactive collisions between Rb(2 S) or Rb(2 P) and OH(1Σ+).
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 144,
Article number 204306,
2016.
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Abstract: A theoretical rate constant for the associative detachment reaction Rb(2S) + OH(1Σ+) → RbOH(1Σ+) + e of 4 × 1010 cm3 s1 at 300 K has been calculated. This result agrees with the experimental rate constant of 2  1 + 2 × 1 0  10 cm 3 s  1 obtained by Deiglmayr et al. [Phys. Rev. A 86, 043438 (2012)] for a temperature between 200 K and 600 K. A Langevinbased dynamics which depends on the crossing point between the anion (RbOH) and neutral (RbOH) potential energy surfaces has been used. The calculations were performed using the ECP28MDF effective core potential to describe the rubidium atom at the CCSD(T) level of theory and extended basis sets. The effect of ECPs and basis set on the height of the crossing point, and hence the rate constant, has been investigated. The temperature dependence of the latter is also discussed. Preliminary work on the potential energy surface for the excited reaction channel Rb(2P) + OH(1Σ+) calculated at the CASSCFicMRCI level of theory is presented. We qualitatively discuss the charge transfer and associative detachment reactions arising from this excited entrance channel. © 2016 Author(s). 
BibTeX:
@article{KasLoreauLievinEtAl2016,
author = {Kas, M. and Loreau, J. and Liévin, J. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Ab initio study of reactive collisions between Rb(2 S) or Rb(2 P) and OH(1Σ+)},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2016},
volume = {144},
article number = {204306},
doi = {10.1063/1.4950784}
}

J. Li; M. Godefroid & J. Wang.
Atomic parameters for the 2p^53p^2[3/2]22p^53s^2[3/2]2^otransition of Ne i relevant in nuclear physics.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 49,
Article number 115002,
2016.
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Abstract: We calculated the magnetic dipole hyperfine interaction constants and the electric field gradients of and levels of Ne I by using the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method. The electronic factors contributing to the isotope shifts were also estimated for the transition connecting these two states. Electron correlation and relativistic effects including the Breit interaction were investigated in detail. Combining with recent measurements, we extracted the nuclear quadrupole moment values for 20Ne and 23Ne with a smaller uncertainty than the current available data. Isotope shifts in the transition based on the present calculated field and massshift parameters are in good agreement with the experimental values. However, the field shifts in this transition are two or three orders of magnitude smaller than the mass shifts, making rather difficult to deduce changes in nuclearcharge meansquare radii. According to our theoretical predictions, we suggest using instead transitions connecting levels arising from the 2p53s configuration to the ground state, for which the normal mass shift and specific mass shift contributions counteract each other, producing relatively small mass shifts that are only one order of magnitude larger than relatively large field shifts, especially for the transition. © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{LiGodefroidWang2016,
author = {Li, J. and Godefroid, M. and Wang, J.},
title = {Atomic parameters for the 2{p}^{5}3p\;{}^{2}{[3/2]}{2}2{p}^{5}3s\;{}^{2}{[3/2]}{2}^{o}transition of Ne i relevant in nuclear physics},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2016},
volume = {49},
article number = {115002},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/49/11/115002}
}

Y.R. Li; J.M. Wang; L.C. Ho; K.X. Lu; J. Qiu; P. Du; C. Hu; Y.K. Huang; Z.X. Zhang; K. Wang & J.M. Bai.
SPECTROSCOPIC INDICATION of A CENTIPARSEC SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE BINARY in the GALACTIC CENTER of NGC 5548.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 822,
Article number 4,
2016.
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Abstract: As a natural consequence of cosmological hierarchical structure formation, subparsec supermassive black hole binaries (SMBHBs) should be common in galaxies but thus far have eluded spectroscopic identification. Based on four decades of optical spectroscopic monitoring, we report that the nucleus of NGC 5548, a nearby Seyfert galaxy long suspected to have experienced a major merger about 1 billion yr ago, exhibits longterm variability with a period of ∼14 yr in the optical continuum and broad Hβ emission line. Remarkably, the doublepeaked profile of Hβ shows systematic velocity changes with a similar period. These pieces of observations plausibly indicate that an SMBHB resides in the center of NGC 5548. The complex, secular variations in the line profiles can be explained by orbital motion of a binary with equal mass and a semimajor axis of ∼22 lightdays (corresponding to ∼18 milliparsec). At a distance of 75 Mpc, NGC 5548 is one of the nearest subparsec SMBHB candidates that offers an ideal laboratory for gravitational wave detection. © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{LiWangHoEtAl2016,
author = {Li, Y.R. and Wang, J.M. and Ho, L.C. and Lu, K.X. and Qiu, J. and Du, P. and Hu, C. and Huang, Y.K. and Zhang, Z.X. and Wang, K. and Bai, J.M.},
title = {SPECTROSCOPIC INDICATION of A CENTIPARSEC SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE BINARY in the GALACTIC CENTER of NGC 5548},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {2016},
volume = {822},
article number = {4},
doi = {10.3847/0004637X/822/1/4}
}

K.X. Lu; P. Du; C. Hu; Y.R. Li; Z.X. Zhang; K. Wang; Y.K. Huang; S.L. Bi; J.M. Bai; L.C. Ho & J.M. Wang.
REVERBERATION MAPPING of the BROADLINE REGION in NGC 5548: EVIDENCE for RADIATION PRESSURE?.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 827,
Article number 118,
2016.
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Abstract: NGC 5548 is the bestobserved reverberationmapped active galactic nucleus with longterm, intensive monitoring. Here we report results from a new observational campaign between 2015 January and July. We measure the centroid time lag of the broad Hβ emission line with respect to the 5100 Å continuum and obtain days in the rest frame. This yields a black hole mass of using a broad Hβ line dispersion of 3124 302 km s 1 and a virial factor of for the broadline region (BLR), consistent with the mass measurements from previous Hβ campaigns. The highquality data allow us to construct a velocitybinned delay map for the broad Hβ line, which shows a symmetric response pattern around the line center, a plausible kinematic signature of virialized motion of the BLR. Combining all the available measurements of Hβ time lags and the associated mean 5100 Å luminosities over 18 campaigns between 1989 and 2015, we find that the Hβ BLR size varies with the mean optical luminosity, but, interestingly, with a possible delay of years. This delay coincides with the typical BLR dynamical timescale of NGC 5548, indicating that the BLR undergoes dynamical changes, possibly driven by radiation pressure. © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. 
BibTeX:
@article{LuDuHuEtAl2016,
author = {Lu, K.X. and Du, P. and Hu, C. and Li, Y.R. and Zhang, Z.X. and Wang, K. and Huang, Y.K. and Bi, S.L. and Bai, J.M. and Ho, L.C. and Wang, J.M.},
title = {REVERBERATION MAPPING of the BROADLINE REGION in NGC 5548: EVIDENCE for RADIATION PRESSURE?},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {2016},
volume = {827},
article number = {118},
doi = {10.3847/0004637X/827/2/118}
}

R. Si; X.L. Guo; K. Wang; S. Li; J. Yan; C.Y. Chen; T. Brage & Y.M. Zou.
Energy levels and transition rates for heliumlike ions with Z = 1036?.
Astronomy and Astrophysics,
Volume 592,
Article number A132,
2016.
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Abstract: Aims. Heliumlike ions provide an important Xray spectral diagnostics in astrophysical and hightemperature fusion plasmas. An interpretation of the observed spectra provides information on temperature, density, and chemical compositions of the plasma. Such an analysis requires information for a wide range of atomic parameters, including energy levels and transition rates. Our aim is to provide a set of accurate energy levels and transition rates for heliumlike ions with Z = 1036. Methods. The secondorder manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) was adopted in this paper. To support our MBPT results, we performed an independent calculation using the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) method. Results. We provide accurate energies for the lowest singly excited 70 levels among 1snl (n ≤ 6; l ≤ (n  1)) configurations and the lowest doubly excited 250 levels arising from the Kvacancy 2ln0l0 (n0 ≤ 6; l0 ≤ (n0  1)) configurations of heliumlike ions with Z = 1036.Wavelengths, transition rates, oscillator strengths, and line strengths are calculated for the E1, M1, E2, and M2 transitions among these levels. The radiative lifetimes are reported for all the calculated levels. Conclusions. Our MBPT results for singly excited n ≤ 2 levels show excellent agreement with other elaborate calculations, while those for singly excited n = 3 and doubly excited levels show significant improvements over previous theoretical results. Our results will be very helpful for astrophysical line identification and plasma diagnostics. © ESO 2016. 
BibTeX:
@article{SiGuoWangEtAl2016,
author = {Si, R. and Guo, X.L. and Wang, K. and Li, S. and Yan, J. and Chen, C.Y. and Brage, T. and Zou, Y.M.},
title = {Energy levels and transition rates for heliumlike ions with Z = 1036?},
journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year = {2016},
volume = {592},
article number = {A132},
doi = {10.1051/00046361/201628656}
}

R. Si; S. Li; X.L. Guo; Z.B. Chen; T. Brage; P. Jönsson; K. Wang; J. Yan; C.Y. Chen & Y.M. Zou.
EXTENDED CALCULATIONS with SPECTROSCOPIC ACCURACY: ENERGY LEVELS and TRANSITION PROPERTIES for the FLUORINELIKE ISOELECTRONIC SEQUENCE with Z = 2430.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 227,
Article number 16,
2016.
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Abstract: We have performed extensive multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock calculations and secondorder manybody perturbation calculations for Flike ions with Z = 2430. Energy levels and transition rates for electric dipole (E1), electricquadrupole (E2), electricoctupole (E3), magnetic dipole (M1), and magneticquadrupole (M2) transitions, as well as radiative lifetimes, are provided for the lowest 200 levels belonging to the 1s 2 2s 2 2p 5 , 1s 2 2s 2 2p 6 , 1s 2 2s 2 2p 4 3l, 1s 2 2s2p 2 3l, 1s 2 2p 6 3l, and 1s 2 2s 2 2p 4 4l configurations of each ion. The results from the two sets of calculations are in excellent agreement. Extensive comparisons are also made with other theoretical results and observed data from the CHIANTI and NIST databases. The present energies and wavelengths are believed to be accurate enough to aid line identifications involving the n = 3 and n = 4 configurations, for which observations are largely missing. The calculated wavelengths and transition data will be useful in the modeling and diagnostics of astrophysical and fusion plasmas. © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. 
BibTeX:
@article{SiLiGuoEtAl2016,
author = {Si, R. and Li, S. and Guo, X.L. and Chen, Z.B. and Brage, T. and Jönsson, P. and Wang, K. and Yan, J. and Chen, C.Y. and Zou, Y.M.},
title = {EXTENDED CALCULATIONS with SPECTROSCOPIC ACCURACY: ENERGY LEVELS and TRANSITION PROPERTIES for the FLUORINELIKE ISOELECTRONIC SEQUENCE with Z = 2430},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2016},
volume = {227},
article number = {16},
doi = {10.3847/00670049/227/2/16}
}

C. Vegvari; E. Cauët; C. Hadjichrysanthou; E. Lawrence; G.J. Weverling; F. De Wolf & R.M. Anderson.
Using clinical trial simulators to analyse the sources of variance in clinical trials of novel therapies for acute viral infections.
PLoS ONE,
Volume 11,
Article number e0156622,
2016.
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Abstract: Background About 90% of drugs fail in clinical development. The question is whether trials fail because of insufficient efficacy of the new treatment, or rather because of poor trial design that is unable to detect the true efficacy. The variance of the measured endpoints is a major, largely underestimated source of uncertainty in clinical trial design, particularly in acute viral infections. We use a clinical trial simulator to demonstrate how a thorough consideration of the variability inherent in clinical trials of novel therapies for acute viral infections can improve trial design. Methods and Findings We developed a clinical trial simulator to analyse the impact of three different types of variation on the outcome of a challenge study of influenza treatments for infected patients, including individual patient variability in the response to the drug, the variance of the measurement procedure, and the variance of the lower limit of quantification of endpoint measurements. In addition, we investigated the impact of protocol variation on clinical trial outcome. We found that the greatest source of variance was interindividual variability in the natural course of infection. Running a larger phase II study can save up to $38 million, if an unlikely to succeed phase III trial is avoided. In addition, lowsensitivity viral load assays can lead to falsely negative trial outcomes. Conclusions Due to high interindividual variability in natural infection, the most important variable in clinical trial design for challenge studies of potential novel influenza treatments is the number of participants. 100 participants are preferable over 50. Using more sensitive viral load assays increases the probability of a positive trial outcome, but may in some circumstances lead to false positive outcomes. Clinical trial simulations are powerful tools to identify the most important sources of variance in clinical trials and thereby help improve trial design. © 2016 Vegvari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. 
BibTeX:
@article{VegvariCauetHadjichrysanthouEtAl2016,
author = {Vegvari, C. and Cauët, E. and Hadjichrysanthou, C. and Lawrence, E. and Weverling, G.J. and De Wolf, F. and Anderson, R.M.},
title = {Using clinical trial simulators to analyse the sources of variance in clinical trials of novel therapies for acute viral infections},
journal = {PLoS ONE},
year = {2016},
volume = {11},
article number = {e0156622},
doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0156622}
}

C. Vegvari; C. Hadjichrysanthou; E. Cauët; E. Lawrence; A. Cori; F. De Wolf & R.M. Anderson.
How can viral dynamics models inform endpoint measures in clinical trials of therapies for acute viral infections?.
PLoS ONE,
Volume 11,
Article number e0158237,
2016.
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Abstract: Acute viral infections pose many practical challenges for the accurate assessment of the impact of novel therapies on viral growth and decay. Using the example of influenza A, we illustrate how the measurement of infectionrelated quantities that determine the dynamics of viral load within the human host, can inform investigators on the course and severity of infection and the efficacy of a novel treatment. We estimated the values of key infectionrelated quantities that determine the course of natural infection from viral load data, using Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. The data were placebo group viral load measurements collected during volunteer challenge studies, conducted by Roche, as part of the oseltamivir trials. We calculated the values of the quantities for each patient and the correlations between the quantities, symptom severity and body temperature. The greatest variation among individuals occurred in the viral load peak and area under the viral load curve. Total symptom severity correlated positively with the basic reproductive number. The most sensitive endpoint for therapeutic trials with the goal to cure patients is the duration of infection. We suggest laboratory experiments to obtain more precise estimates of virological quantities that can supplement clinical endpoint measurements. © 2016 Vegvari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. 
BibTeX:
@article{VegvariHadjichrysanthouCauetEtAl2016,
author = {Vegvari, C. and Hadjichrysanthou, C. and Cauët, E. and Lawrence, E. and Cori, A. and De Wolf, F. and Anderson, R.M.},
title = {How can viral dynamics models inform endpoint measures in clinical trials of therapies for acute viral infections?},
journal = {PLoS ONE},
year = {2016},
volume = {11},
article number = {e0158237},
doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0158237}
}

K. Wang; Z.B. Chen; R. Si; P. Jönsson; J. Ekman; X.L. Guo; S. Li; F.Y. Long; W. Dang; X.H. Zhao; R. Hutton; C.Y. Chen; J. Yan & X. Yang.
EXTENDED RELATIVISTIC CONFIGURATION INTERACTION and MANYBODY PERTURBATION CALCULATIONS of SPECTROSCOPIC DATA for the N ≤6 CONFIGURATIONS in NeLIKE IONS between Cr.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 226,
Article number 14,
2016.
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[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Level energies, wavelengths, electric dipole, magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole, and magnetic quadrupole transition rates, oscillator strengths, and line strengths from combined relativistic configuration interaction and manybody perturbation calculations are reported for the 201 finestructure states of the 2s 2 2p 6 , 2s 2 2p 5 3l, 2s 2 p 6 3l, 2s 2 2p 5 4l, 2s 2 p 6 4l, 2s 2 2p 5 5l, and 2s 2 2p 5 6l configurations in all Nelike ions between Cr XV and Kr XXVII. Calculated level energies and transition data are compared with experiments from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and CHIANTI databases, and other recent benchmark calculations. The mean energy difference with the NIST experiments is only 0.05%. The present calculations significantly increase the amount of accurate spectroscopic data for the n>3 states in a number of Nelike ions of astrophysical interest. A complete data set should be helpful for analyzing new observations from solar and other astrophysical sources, and is also likely to be useful for modeling and diagnosing a variety of plasmas, including astronomical and fusion plasma. © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangChenSiEtAl2016,
author = {Wang, K. and Chen, Z.B. and Si, R. and Jönsson, P. and Ekman, J. and Guo, X.L. and Li, S. and Long, F.Y. and Dang, W. and Zhao, X.H. and Hutton, R. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J. and Yang, X.},
title = {EXTENDED RELATIVISTIC CONFIGURATION INTERACTION and MANYBODY PERTURBATION CALCULATIONS of SPECTROSCOPIC DATA for the N ≤6 CONFIGURATIONS in NeLIKE IONS between Cr},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2016},
volume = {226},
article number = {14},
doi = {10.3847/00670049/226/2/14}
}

K. Wang; R. Si; W. Dang; P. Jönsson; X.L. Guo; S. Li; Z.B. Chen; H. Zhang; F.Y. Long; H.T. Liu; D.F. Li; R. Hutton; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
CALCULATIONS with SPECTROSCOPIC ACCURACY: ENERGIES and TRANSITION RATES in the NITROGEN ISOELECTRONIC SEQUENCE from Ar XII to Zn =XXIV.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 223,
Article number 3,
2016.
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[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Combined relativistic configuration interaction and manybody perturbation calculations are performed for the 359 finestructure levels of the 2s 2 2p 3 , 2 s2p 4 , 2p 5 , 2s 2 2p 2 3l, 2 s2p 3 3l, 2p 4 3l, and 2s 2 2p 2 4l configurations in Nlike ions from Ar xii to Zn xxiv. Complete and consistent data sets of energies, wavelengths, radiative rates, oscillator strengths, and line strengths for all possible electric dipole, magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole, and magnetic quadrupole transitions among the 359 levels are given for each ion. The present work significantly increases the amount of accurate data for ions in the nitrogenlike sequence, and the accuracy of the energy levels is high enough to enable the identification and interpretation of observed spectra involving the n = 3, 4 levels, for which experimental values are largely scarce. Meanwhile, the results should be of great help for modeling and diagnosing astrophysical and fusion plasmas. © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangSiDangEtAl2016,
author = {Wang, K. and Si, R. and Dang, W. and Jönsson, P. and Guo, X.L. and Li, S. and Chen, Z.B. and Zhang, H. and Long, F.Y. and Liu, H.T. and Li, D.F. and Hutton, R. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {CALCULATIONS with SPECTROSCOPIC ACCURACY: ENERGIES and TRANSITION RATES in the NITROGEN ISOELECTRONIC SEQUENCE from Ar XII to Zn =XXIV},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2016},
volume = {223},
article number = {3},
doi = {10.3847/00670049/223/1/3}
}

C. Ayari; J. Loreau; M. Dhib; C. Daussy & H. Aroui.
Semiclassical line broadening calculations using an ab initio potential. Application to NH3 perturbed by argon.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 318,
Pages 4652,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The semiclassical formalism of Robert and Bonamy is used to calculate the linewidths of rovibrational transitions of ammonia in collision with argon. Two accurate ab initio potential energy surfaces (PES) have been applied to model the NH3Ar interactions. In this work and contrary to our previous calculations, the transitions with ΔK = ±3n (n integer) have been introduced into the expressions of the differential collision cross section S(b). Comparisons with previous theoretical and experimental studies are reported. A detailed analysis of the contribution of the various anisotropic components of the PES shows that the induced ΔK = ±3 transitions play a crucial role. Calculations performed in the ν4 and ν1 vibrational bands of NH3 are in good agreement with the experimental data and correct dependences of the broadening coefficients with the rotational quantum numbers J and K are obtained. © 2015 Published by Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{AyariLoreauDhibEtAl2015,
author = {Ayari, C. and Loreau, J. and Dhib, M. and Daussy, C. and Aroui, H.},
title = {Semiclassical line broadening calculations using an ab initio potential. Application to NH3 perturbed by argon},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2015},
volume = {318},
pages = {4652},
doi = {10.1016/j.jms.2015.09.011}
}

G. Berger; M. Gelbcke; E. Cauët; M. Luhmer; J. Nève & F. Dufrasne.
Erratum:Corrigendum to "synthesis of 15Nlabeled vicinal diamines through Nactivated chiral aziridines: Tools for the NMR study of platinumbased anticancer compounds" (Tetrahedron Letters (2013) 54 (545548) doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.11.086)).
Tetrahedron Letters,
Volume 56,
Pages 485,
2015.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{BergerGelbckeCauetEtAl2015,
author = {Berger, G. and Gelbcke, M. and Cauët, E. and Luhmer, M. and Nève, J. and Dufrasne, F.},
title = {Erratum:Corrigendum to "synthesis of 15Nlabeled vicinal diamines through Nactivated chiral aziridines: Tools for the NMR study of platinumbased anticancer compounds" (Tetrahedron Letters (2013) 54 (545548) doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.11.086))},
journal = {Tetrahedron Letters},
year = {2015},
volume = {56},
pages = {485},
doi = {10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.11.086}
}

J. De Keyser; F. Dhooghe; A. Gibbons; K. Altwegg; H. Balsiger; J.J. Berthelier; C. Briois; U. Calmonte; G. Cessateur; E. Equeter; B. Fiethe; S.A. Fuselier; T.I. Gombosi; H. Gunell; M. Hässig; L. Le Roy; R. Maggiolo; E. Neefs; M. Rubin & T. Sémon.
Correcting peak deformation in Rosetta's ROSINA/DFMS mass spectrometer.
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry,
Volume 393,
Pages 4151,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The Double Focusing Mass Spectrometer (DFMS), part of the ROSINA instrument package aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft visiting comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko, experiences minor deformation of the mass peaks in the high resolution spectra acquired for m/Z = 16, 17, and to a lesser extent 18. A numerical deconvolution technique has been developed with a twofold purpose. A first goal is to verify whether the most likely cause of the issue, a lack of stability of one of the electric potentials in the electrostatic analyser, can indeed be held responsible for it. The second goal is to correct for the deformation, in view of the important species located around these masses, and to allow a standard further treatment of the spectra in the automated DFMS data processing chain. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. 
BibTeX:
@article{DeKeyserDhoogheGibbonsEtAl2015,
author = {De Keyser, J. and Dhooghe, F. and Gibbons, A. and Altwegg, K. and Balsiger, H. and Berthelier, J.J. and Briois, C. and Calmonte, U. and Cessateur, G. and Equeter, E. and Fiethe, B. and Fuselier, S.A. and Gombosi, T.I. and Gunell, H. and Hässig, M. and Le Roy, L. and Maggiolo, R. and Neefs, E. and Rubin, M. and Sémon, T.},
title = {Correcting peak deformation in Rosetta's ROSINA/DFMS mass spectrometer},
journal = {International Journal of Mass Spectrometry},
year = {2015},
volume = {393},
pages = {4151},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijms.2015.10.010}
}

T. Földes; C. Lauzin; T. Vanfleteren; M. Herman; J. Liévin & K. Didriche.
Highresolution, nearinfrared CWCRDS, and ab initio investigations of N2OHDO.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 473482,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We have investigated the N2OHDO molecular complex using ab initio calculations at the CCSD(T)F12a/augccpVTZ level of theory and using cavity ringdown spectroscopy to probe an HDO/N2O/Ar supersonic jet around 1.58 m. A single atype vibrational band was observed, 13 cm1 redshifted compared to the OH+OD excited band in HDO, and 173 vibrationrotation lines were assigned (Trot ≈ 20 K). A weighted fit of existing microwave and present near infrared (NIR) data was achieved using a standard Watson's Hamiltonian (σ = 1.26), producing ground and excited states rotational constants. The comparison of the former with those calculated ab initio suggests a planar geometry in which the OD rather than the OH bond in water is almost parallel to NNO. The equilibrium geometry and dissociation energy (De = 11.7 kJ/mol) of the waternitrous oxide complex were calculated. The calculations further demonstrate and allow characterising another minimum, 404 cm1 (ΔE0) higher in energy. Harmonic vibrational frequencies and dissociation energies, D0, were calculated for various conformers and isotopic forms of the complex, in both minima. The absence of N2OD2O from dedicated NIR experiments is reported and discussed. © 2014 Taylor & Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{FoeldesLauzinVanfleterenEtAl2015,
author = {Földes, T. and Lauzin, C. and Vanfleteren, T. and Herman, M. and Liévin, J. and Didriche, K.},
title = {Highresolution, nearinfrared CWCRDS, and ab initio investigations of N2OHDO},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {113},
pages = {473482},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2014.953611}
}

X.L. Guo; M. Huang; J. Yan; S. Li; K. Wang; R. Si & C.Y. Chen.
Correlation effects on the finestructure splitting within the 3d9 ground configuration in highlycharged Colike ions.
Chinese Physics B,
Volume 25,
Article number 013101,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A comprehensive theoretical study of correlation effects on the finestructure splitting within the ground configuration 3d9 of the Colike Hf45+, Ta46+, W47+, and Au52+ ions is performed by employing the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method in the active space approximation. It shows that the corevalence correlation with the innercore 2p electron is more significant than with the outer 3p and 3s electrons, and the correlation with the 2s electron is also noticeable. The corecore correlation seems to be small and can be ignored. The calculated 2D3/2,5/2 splitting energies agree with the recent electronbeam iontrap measurements [Phys. Rev. A 83 032517 (2011), Eur. Phys. J. D 66 286 (2012)] to within the experimental uncertainties. © 2016 Chinese Physical Society and IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{GuoHuangYanEtAl2015,
author = {Guo, X.L. and Huang, M. and Yan, J. and Li, S. and Wang, K. and Si, R. and Chen, C.Y.},
title = {Correlation effects on the finestructure splitting within the 3d9 ground configuration in highlycharged Colike ions},
journal = {Chinese Physics B},
year = {2015},
volume = {25},
article number = {013101},
doi = {10.1088/16741056/25/1/013101}
}

T. Jecko; B.T. Sutcliffe & R.G. Woolley.
On factorization of molecular wavefunctions.
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical,
Volume 48,
Article number 445201,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Recently there has been a renewed interest in the chemical physics literature of factorization of the position representation eigenfunctions φ of the molecular Schrödinger equation as originally proposed by Hunter in the 1970s. The idea is to represent φ in the form φχ where χ is purely a function of the nuclear coordinates, while φ must depend on both electron and nuclear position variables in the problem. This is a generalization of the approximate factorization originally proposed by Born and Oppenheimer, the hope being that an 'exact' representation of φ can be achieved in this form with φ and χ interpretable as 'electronic' and 'nuclear' wavefunctions respectively. We offer a mathematical analysis of these proposals that identifies ambiguities stemming mainly from the singularities in the Coulomb potential energy. © 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{JeckoSutcliffeWoolley2015,
author = {Jecko, T. and Sutcliffe, B.T. and Woolley, R.G.},
title = {On factorization of molecular wavefunctions},
journal = {Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical},
year = {2015},
volume = {48},
article number = {445201},
doi = {10.1088/17518113/48/44/445201}
}

N. Lamarre; B. Gans; C. Alcaraz; B.C. De Miranda; J.C. Guillemin; M. Broquier; J. Liévin & S. BoyéPéronne.
Vibronic structure of the 2Π u ground electronic state of dicyanoacetylene cation revisited by PFIZEKE photoelectron spectroscopy and ab initio calculations.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 39463954,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The X+ 2Πu ← X1Σ+ g transition of dicyanoacetylene has been recorded for the first time using pulsedfieldionisation zerokineticenergy photoelectron spectroscopy. The analysis of the photoelectron spectrum allowed an accurate determination of the adiabatic ionisation potential of C4N2 (Ei, ad./hc = 95,479 ± 2 cm1) and a description of the vibrational structure of the electronic ground state of the cation which is affected by the RennerTeller effect and the spinorbit interaction. The spinorbit coupling constant was measured as 52 ± 2 cm1. These results are supported by ab initio calculations performed at the complete active space selfconsistent field and secondorder perturbation theory levels of theory, with extrapolation to the complete basis set limit. © 2015 Taylor and Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{LamarreGansAlcarazEtAl2015,
author = {Lamarre, N. and Gans, B. and Alcaraz, C. and De Miranda, B.C. and Guillemin, J.C. and Broquier, M. and Liévin, J. and BoyéPéronne, S.},
title = {Vibronic structure of the 2Π u ground electronic state of dicyanoacetylene cation revisited by PFIZEKE photoelectron spectroscopy and ab initio calculations},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {113},
pages = {39463954},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2015.1075074}
}

T. Launoy; M. Chabot; G. Martinet; T. Pino; A. Le Padellec; S. Bouneau; G. Féraud; N. Do Thi; N. Vaeck; J. Liévin; J. Loreau & K. Béroff.
Ionpair dissociation of highly excited carbon clusters, size and charge effects.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 635,
Article number 032085,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Ionpair dissociation of a highly excited molecule is a relaxation process giving rise to emission of anionic and cationic fragments. We present first measurements of ionpair dissociation of carbon clusters. We found that ion pair relaxation is an ubiquitous, although very small, relaxation channel common to all sizes and charges of Cq+ n species produced in high velocity C+ nHe collisions. Quantitative interpretation of measured branching ratios is conducted on the basis of a statistical approach i.e through listing of all possible final states. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@conference{LaunoyChabotMartinetEtAl2015,
author = {Launoy, T. and Chabot, M. and Martinet, G. and Pino, T. and Le Padellec, A. and Bouneau, S. and Féraud, G. and Do Thi, N. and Vaeck, N. and Liévin, J. and Loreau, J. and Béroff, K.},
title = {Ionpair dissociation of highly excited carbon clusters, size and charge effects},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2015},
volume = {635},
article number = {032085},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/635/3/032085}
}

T. Launoy; N. Vaeck; X. Urbain; J. Liévin; J. Loreau; K. Béroff & M. Chabot.
On the reactivity of ion pairs into different diatomic systems.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 635,
Article number 022018,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Ion pair collisions are an important process in many astrophysical environments. We present ab initio calculations of highly excited states of C2+ and identify the ion pair channel C2+/C. We use these results to interpret recent experiments on carbon cluster dissociation. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@conference{LaunoyVaeckUrbainEtAl2015,
author = {Launoy, T. and Vaeck, N. and Urbain, X. and Liévin, J. and Loreau, J. and Béroff, K. and Chabot, M.},
title = {On the reactivity of ion pairs into different diatomic systems},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2015},
volume = {635},
article number = {022018},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/635/2/022018}
}

J. Loreau & A. Van Der Avoird.
Scattering of NH3 and ND3 with rare gas atoms at low collision energy.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 143,
Article number 184303,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present a theoretical study of elastic and rotationally inelastic collisions of NH3 and ND3 with rare gas atoms (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) at low energy. Quantum closecoupling calculations have been performed for energies between 0.001 and 300 cm1. We focus on collisions in which NH3 is initially in the upper state of the inversion doublet with j = 1, k = 1, which is the most relevant in an experimental context as it can be trapped electrostatically and Starkdecelerated. We discuss the presence of resonances in the elastic and inelastic cross sections, as well as the trends in the inelastic cross sections along the rare gas series and the differences between NH3 and ND3 as a colliding partner. We also demonstrate the importance of explicitly taking into account the umbrella (inversion) motion of NH3 in order to obtain accurate scattering cross sections at low collision energy. Finally, we investigate the possibility of sympathetic cooling of ammonia using cold or ultracold rare gas atoms. We show that some systems exhibit a large ratio of elastic to inelastic cross sections in the cold regime, which is promising for sympathetic cooling experiments. The closecoupling calculations are based on previously reported ab initio potential energy surfaces for NH3He and NH3Ar, as well as on new, fourdimensional, potential energy surfaces for the interaction of ammonia with Ne, Kr, and Xe, which were computed using the coupledcluster method and large basis sets. We compare the properties of the potential energy surfaces corresponding to the interaction of ammonia with the various rare gas atoms. © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauVanDerAvoird2015,
author = {Loreau, J. and Van Der Avoird, A.},
title = {Scattering of NH3 and ND3 with rare gas atoms at low collision energy},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {143},
article number = {184303},
doi = {10.1063/1.4935259}
}

Q. Ma; A. Van Der Avoird; J. Loreau; M.H. Alexander; S.Y.T. Van De Meerakker & P.J. Dagdigian.
Resonances in rotationally inelastic scattering of NH3 and ND3 with H2.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 143,
Article number 044312,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present theoretical studies on the scattering resonances in rotationally inelastic collisions of NH3 and ND3 molecules with H2 molecules. We use the quantum closecoupling method to compute statetostate integral and differential cross sections for the NH3/ND3H2 system for collision energies between 5 and 70 cm1, using a previously reported potential energy surface [Maret et al., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 399, 425 (2009)]. We identify the resonances as shape or Feshbach resonances. To analyze these, we use an adiabatic bender model, as well as examination at the scattering wave functions and lifetimes. The strength and width of the resonance peaks suggest that they could be observed in a crossed molecular beam experiment involving a Starkdecelerated NH3 beam. © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{MaVanDerAvoirdLoreauEtAl2015,
author = {Ma, Q. and Van Der Avoird, A. and Loreau, J. and Alexander, M.H. and Van De Meerakker, S.Y.T. and Dagdigian, P.J.},
title = {Resonances in rotationally inelastic scattering of NH3 and ND3 with H2},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {143},
article number = {044312},
doi = {10.1063/1.4927074}
}

C. Nazé; J.G. Li & M. Godefroid.
Theoretical isotope shifts in neutral barium.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 91,
Article number 032511,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The present work deals with a set of problems in isotope shifts of neutral barium spectral lines. Some wellknown transitions (6s21S06s6p1,3P1o and 6s21S06p23P0) are investigated. Values of the changes in the nuclear meansquare charge radius are deduced from the available experimental isotope shifts using our ab initio electronic factors. The three sets δ r2A,A′ obtained from these lines are consistent with each other. The combination of the available nuclear meansquare radii with our electronic factors for the 6s5d3D1,26s6p1P1o transitions produces isotope shift values in conflict with the laser spectroscopy measurements of U. Dammalapati et al. [Eur. Phys. J. D 53, 1 (2009)EPJDF61434606010.1140/epjd/e200900076x]. © 2015 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{NazeLiGodefroid2015,
author = {Nazé, C. and Li, J.G. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Theoretical isotope shifts in neutral barium},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {91},
article number = {032511},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.91.032511}
}

L. Santos; N. Iacobellis; M. Herman; D.S. Perry; M. DesouterLecomte & N. Vaeck.
A test of optimal laser impulsion for controlling population within the N s = 1, N r = 5 polyad of 12C 2H 2.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 40004006,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Optimal control theory has been employed to populate separately two dark states of the acetylene polyad, Ns = 1 and Nr = 5, by indirect coupling via the ground state. Relevant level energies and transition dipole moments are extracted from the experimental literature. The optimal pulses are rather simple. The evolution of the population is shown for the duration of the control process and also for the fieldfree evolution that follows the control. One of the dark states appears to be a potential target for realistic experimental investigation because the average population of the Rabi oscillation remains high and decoherence is expected to be weak. © 2015 Taylor and Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{SantosIacobellisHermanEtAl2015,
author = {Santos, L. and Iacobellis, N. and Herman, M. and Perry, D.S. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {A test of optimal laser impulsion for controlling population within the N s = 1, N r = 5 polyad of 12C 2H 2},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {113},
pages = {40004006},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2015.1102980}
}

L. Santos; Y. Justum; N. Vaeck & M. DesouterLecomte.
Simulation of the elementary evolution operator with the motional states of an ion in an anharmonic trap.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 142,
Article number 134304,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Following a recent proposal of L. Wang and D. Babikov [J. Chem. Phys. 137, 064301 (2012)], we theoretically illustrate the possibility of using the motional states of a Cd + ion trapped in a slightly anharmonic potential to simulate the singleparticle timedependent Schrödinger equation. The simulated wave packet is discretized on a spatial grid and the grid points are mapped on the ion motional states which define the qubit network. The localization probability at each grid point is obtained from the population in the corresponding motional state. The quantum gate is the elementary evolution operator corresponding to the timedependent Schrödinger equation of the simulated system. The corresponding matrix can be estimated by any numerical algorithm. The radiofrequency field which is able to drive this unitary transformation among the qubit states of the ion is obtained by multitarget optimal control theory. The ion is assumed to be cooled in the ground motional state, and the preliminary step consists in initializing the qubits with the amplitudes of the initial simulated wave packet. The time evolution of the localization probability at the grids points is then obtained by successive applications of the gate and reading out the motional state population. The gate field is always identical for a given simulated potential, only the field preparing the initial wave packet has to be optimized for different simulations. We check the stability of the simulation against decoherence due to fluctuating electric fields in the trap electrodes by applying dissipative Lindblad dynamics. © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{SantosJustumVaeckEtAl2015,
author = {Santos, L. and Justum, Y. and Vaeck, N. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Simulation of the elementary evolution operator with the motional states of an ion in an anharmonic trap},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {142},
article number = {134304},
doi = {10.1063/1.4916355}
}

O. Schullian; J. Loreau; N. Vaeck; A.V.D. Avoird; B.R. Heazlewood; C.J. Rennick & T.P. Softley.
Simulating rotationally inelastic collisions using a direct simulation Monte Carlo method.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 39723978,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A new approach to simulating rotational cooling using a direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method is described and applied to the rotational cooling of ammonia seeded into a helium supersonic jet. The method makes use of ab initio rotational state changing cross sections calculated as a function of collision energy. Each particle in the DSMC simulations is labelled with a vector of rotational populations that evolves with time. Transfer of energy into translation is calculated from the mean energy transfer for this population at the specified collision energy. The simulations are compared with a continuum model for the onaxis density, temperature and velocity; rotational temperature as a function of distance from the nozzle is in accord with expectations from experimental measurements. The method could be applied to other types of gas mixture dynamics under nonuniform conditions, such as buffer gas cooling of NH3 by He. © 2015 Taylor and Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{SchullianLoreauVaeckEtAl2015,
author = {Schullian, O. and Loreau, J. and Vaeck, N. and Avoird, A.V.D. and Heazlewood, B.R. and Rennick, C.J. and Softley, T.P.},
title = {Simulating rotationally inelastic collisions using a direct simulation Monte Carlo method},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {113},
pages = {39723978},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2015.1098740}
}

T. Softley; M. Herman & N. Vaeck.
Special issue on atomic and molecular collision mechanisms.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 3917,
2015.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{SoftleyHermanVaeck2015,
author = {Softley, T. and Herman, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Special issue on atomic and molecular collision mechanisms},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {113},
pages = {3917},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2015.1114702}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The quantum form of the reaction path Hamiltonian.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 16001607,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An examination is made of the way in which the kinetic energy operator for internal motion alone is commonly constructed in molecular quantum mechanics. It is shown that some care needs to be taken to specify the precise conditions under which the form of the operator so obtained is a valid form. Particular care is needed in constructing a reaction path Hamiltonian. © 2015 Taylor & Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2015,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The quantum form of the reaction path Hamiltonian},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {113},
pages = {16001607},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2014.999839}
}

O. Tkáč; A.K. Saha; J. Loreau; Q. Ma; P.J. Dagdigian; D.H. Parker; A. Van Der Avoird & A.J. OrrEwing.
Rotationally inelastic scattering of ND 3 with H 2 as a probe of the intermolecular potential energy surface.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 39253933,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Differential cross sections (DCSs) are reported for rotationally inelastic scattering of ND3 with H2, measured using a crossed molecular beam apparatus with velocity map imaging (VMI). ND3 molecules were quantumstate selected in the ground electronic and vibrational levels and, optionally, in the j±k = 14 rotationinversion level prior to collisions. Inelastic scattering of stateselected ND3 with H2 was measured at the mean collision energy of 580 cm1 by resonanceenhanced multiphoton ionisation spectroscopy and VMI of ND3 in selected single final j'±k' levels. Comparison of experimental DCSs with closecoupling quantummechanical scattering calculations serves as a test of a recently reported ab initio potential energy surface. Calculated integral cross sections reveal the propensities for scattering into various final j'±k' levels of ND3 and differences between scattering by ortho and para H2. Integral and differential cross sections are also computed at a mean collision energy of 430 cm1 and compared to our recent results for inelastic scattering of stateselected ND3 with He. © 2015 Taylor and Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{TkacSahaLoreauEtAl2015,
author = {Tkáč, O. and Saha, A.K. and Loreau, J. and Ma, Q. and Dagdigian, P.J. and Parker, D.H. and Van Der Avoird, A. and OrrEwing, A.J.},
title = {Rotationally inelastic scattering of ND 3 with H 2 as a probe of the intermolecular potential energy surface},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {113},
pages = {39253933},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2015.1059958}
}

O. Tkáč; A.K. Saha; J. Loreau; D.H. Parker; A. Van Der Avoird & A.J. OrrEwing.
Rotationally Inelastic Scattering of QuantumStateSelected ND3 with Ar.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 119,
Pages 59795987,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Rotationally inelastic scattering of ND3 with Ar is studied at mean collision energies of 410 and 310 cm1. In the experimental component of the study, ND3 molecules are prepared by supersonic expansion and subsequent hexapole state selection in the ground electronic and vibrational levels and in the jk±= 11 rotational level. A beam of stateselected ND3 molecules is crossed with a beam of Ar, and scattered ND3 molecules are detected in single final j′k′± quantum states using resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization spectroscopy. Statetostate differential cross sections for rotationallevel changing collisions are obtained by velocity map imaging. The experimental measurements are compared with closecoupling quantummechanical scattering calculations performed using an ab initio potential energy surface. The computed DCSs agree well with the experimental measurements, confirming the high quality of the potential energy surface. The angular distributions are dominated by forward scattering for all measured final rotational and vibrational inversion symmetry states. This outcome is in contrast to our recent results for inelastic scattering of ND3 with He, where we observed significant amount of sideways and backward scattering for some final rotational levels of ND3. The differences between He and Ar collision partners are explained by differences in the potential energy surfaces that govern the scattering dynamics. © 2014 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{TkacSahaLoreauEtAl2015a,
author = {Tkáč, O. and Saha, A.K. and Loreau, J. and Parker, D.H. and Van Der Avoird, A. and OrrEwing, A.J.},
title = {Rotationally Inelastic Scattering of QuantumStateSelected ND3 with Ar},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2015},
volume = {119},
pages = {59795987},
doi = {10.1021/jp5115042}
}

T. Vanfleteren; T. Földes; J. Liévin & M. Herman.
Overtone, 2NH ( 1+ 3) spectroscopy of NH 3Ar and NH 3Kr.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 39343945,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We have recorded between 6561 and 6671 cm1 the spectrum of jetcooled ammonia seeded in Ne, Ar and Kr, using continuous wave cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CWCRDS). The equivalent absorption pathlength was around 750 m. Three bands are assigned to Π(11)←Σ(00), Π(11)←Π(10) and Δ(?)←Π(10) in the 2NH, 1+3←GS transition of the ortho NH3Ar dimer. They are rotationally analysed and a simultaneous fitting procedure, together with one farinfrared ground state band from the literature is successfully achieved. A possible Mjdependent cooling process is reported. Only the first of these bands is observed in the ortho NH3Kr dimer, and rotationally analysed. Individual line perturbations and anomalous line broadening effects are reported. A Jdependent vibrational predissociation lifetime with a mean value around 0.6 ns is obtained for the Π(11) substate in NH3Ar and NH3Kr. Two additional bands are assigned to NH3Ar involving close Π upper substates. A group of close bands from the para dimer is identified in NH3Ar. The energy of all observed ortho and para substates is extracted from the analysis. Finally, more bands are reported but their carriers could not be identified. © 2015 Taylor and Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{VanfleterenFoeldesLievinEtAl2015,
author = {Vanfleteren, T. and Földes, T. and Liévin, J. and Herman, M.},
title = {Overtone, 2NH ( 1+ 3) spectroscopy of NH 3Ar and NH 3Kr},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {113},
pages = {39343945},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2015.1072252}
}

S. Vranckx; J. Loreau; N. Vaeck; C. Meier & M. DesouterLecomte.
Photodissociation of the carbon monoxide dication in the 3Σ manifold: Quantum control simulation towards the C2+ + O channel.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 143,
Article number 164309,
2015.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: The photodissociation and laser assisted dissociation of the carbon monoxide dication X3Π CO2+ into the 3Σ states are investigated. Ab initio electronic structure calculations of the adiabatic potential energy curves, radial nonadiabatic couplings, and dipole moments for the X 3Π state are performed for 13 excited 3Σ states of CO2+. The photodissociation cross section, calculated by timedependent methods, shows that the C+ + O+ channels dominate the process in the studied energy range. The carbon monoxide dication CO2+ is an interesting candidate for control because it can be produced in a single, long lived, v = 0 vibrational state due to the instability of all the other excited vibrational states of the ground 3Π electronic state. In a spectral range of about 25 eV, perpendicular transition dipoles couple this 3Π state to a manifold of 3Σ excited states leading to numerous C+ + O+ channels and a single C2+ + O channel. This unique channel is used as target for control calculations using local control theory. We illustrate the efficiency of this method in order to find a tailored electric field driving the photodissociation in a manifold of strongly interacting electronic states. The selected local pulses are then concatenated in a sequence inspired by the "laser distillation" strategy. Finally, the local pulse is compared with optimal control theory. © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{VranckxLoreauVaeckEtAl2015,
author = {Vranckx, S. and Loreau, J. and Vaeck, N. and Meier, C. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Photodissociation of the carbon monoxide dication in the 3Σ manifold: Quantum control simulation towards the C2+ + O channel},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2015},
volume = {143},
article number = {164309},
doi = {10.1063/1.4934233}
}

K. Wang; X.L. Guo; H.T. Liu; D.F. Li; F.Y. Long; X.Y. Han; B. Duan; J.G. Li; M. Huang; Y.S. Wang; R. Hutton; Y.M. Zou; J.L. Zeng; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
SYSTEMATIC CALCULATIONS of ENERGY LEVELS and TRANSITION RATES of BELIKE IONS with Z = 1030 USING A COMBINED CONFIGURATION INTERACTION and MANYBODY PERTURBATION THEORY APPROACH.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 218,
Article number 16,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We report calculations of energy levels and radiative rates for transitions among the lowest 116 finestructure levels arising from the n ≤ 5 configurations in Belike ions with Z = 1030. The wavelengths, oscillator strengths, line strengths, and radiative rates for all possible electric dipole, magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole, and magnetic quadrupole transitions among the 116 levels have been calculated using the combined configuration interaction and manybody perturbation method. The accuracy of the results is determined through extensive comparisons with existing laboratory measurements and theoretical results. The present complete set of results should be of great help in line identification and the interpretation of spectra, as well as in the modeling and diagnostics of astrophysical and fusion plasmas. © 2015. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangGuoLiuEtAl2015,
author = {Wang, K. and Guo, X.L. and Liu, H.T. and Li, D.F. and Long, F.Y. and Han, X.Y. and Duan, B. and Li, J.G. and Huang, M. and Wang, Y.S. and Hutton, R. and Zou, Y.M. and Zeng, J.L. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {SYSTEMATIC CALCULATIONS of ENERGY LEVELS and TRANSITION RATES of BELIKE IONS with Z = 1030 USING A COMBINED CONFIGURATION INTERACTION and MANYBODY PERTURBATION THEORY APPROACH},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2015},
volume = {218},
article number = {16},
doi = {10.1088/00670049/218/2/16}
}

K. Wang; D.F. Li; H.T. Liu; X.Y. Han; B. Duan; C.Y. Li; J.G. Li; X.L. Guo; C.Y. Chen & J. Yan.
Systematic calculations of energy levels and transition rates of Clike Ions with Z = 1336.
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series,
Volume 215,
Article number 26,
2015.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Based on systematic calculations using a combined relativistic configuration interaction and a manybody perturbation theory (MBPT) approach, we provide a complete and consistent data set for 46 levels belonging to the 2s 22p 2, 2s2p 3, 2p 4, 2s 22p3s, 2s 22p3p, and 2s 22p3d configurations in Clike ions with 13 ≤ Z ≤ 36. The data set includes energy levels as well as electric dipole, magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole, and magnetic quadrupole transition properties. Extensive comparisons with available observed and calculated results are made and indicate that the present MBPT calculations are highly accurate. The present data set can be used reliably for many purposes, such as the line identification of observed spectra, and modeling and diagnostics of astrophysical and fusion plasmas. © 2014. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangLiLiuEtAl2015,
author = {Wang, K. and Li, D.F. and Liu, H.T. and Han, X.Y. and Duan, B. and Li, C.Y. and Li, J.G. and Guo, X.L. and Chen, C.Y. and Yan, J.},
title = {Systematic calculations of energy levels and transition rates of Clike Ions with Z = 1336},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series},
year = {2015},
volume = {215},
article number = {26},
doi = {10.1088/00670049/215/2/26}
}

D. Baye; L. Filippin & M. Godefroid.
Accurate solution of the Dirac equation on Lagrange meshes.
Physical Review E  Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics,
Volume 89,
Article number 043305,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The Lagrangemesh method is an approximate variational method taking the form of equations on a grid because of the use of a Gauss quadrature approximation. With a basis of Lagrange functions involving associated Laguerre polynomials related to the Gauss quadrature, the method is applied to the Dirac equation. The potential may possess a 1/r singularity. For hydrogenic atoms, numerically exact energies and wave functions are obtained with small numbers n+1 of mesh points, where n is the principal quantum number. Numerically exact mean values of powers 2 to 3 of the radial coordinate r can also be obtained with n+2 mesh points. For the Yukawa potential, a 15digit agreement with benchmark energies of the literature is obtained with 50 or fewer mesh points. © 2014 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{BayeFilippinGodefroid2014,
author = {Baye, D. and Filippin, L. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Accurate solution of the Dirac equation on Lagrange meshes},
journal = {Physical Review E  Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {89},
article number = {043305},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.89.043305}
}

S. Bogatko; E. Cauët; P. Geerlings & F. De Proft.
On the coupling of solvent characteristics to the electronic structure of solute molecules.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,
Volume 16,
Pages 38073814,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present the results of a theoretical investigation focusing on the solvent structure surrounding the 1, 0 and +1 charged species of F, Cl, Br and I halogen atoms and F2, Cl2, Br2 and I 2 dihalogen molecules in a methanol solvent and its influence on the electronic structure of the solute molecules. Our results show a large stabilizing effect arising from the solutesolvent interactions. Wellformed first solvation shells are observed for all species, the structure of which is strongly influenced by the charge of the solute species. Detailed analysis reveals that coordination number, CN, solvent orientation, and solutesolvent distance, d, are important structural characteristics which are coupled to changes in the electronic structure of the solute. We propose that the fundamental chemistry of any solute species is generally regulated by these solvent degrees of freedom. © 2014 the Owner Societies. 
BibTeX:
@article{BogatkoCauetGeerlingsEtAl2014,
author = {Bogatko, S. and Cauët, E. and Geerlings, P. and De Proft, F.},
title = {On the coupling of solvent characteristics to the electronic structure of solute molecules},
journal = {Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {16},
pages = {38073814},
doi = {10.1039/c3cp54944e}
}

S. BoyéPéronne; D. Gauyacq & J. Liévin.
Theoretical description of electronically excited vinylidene up to 10 eV: First high level ab initio study of singlet valence and Rydberg states.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 141,
Article number 174317,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The first quantitative description of the Rydberg and valence singlet electronic states of vinylidene lying in the 010 eV region is performed by using large scale ab initio calculations. A deep analysis of Rydbergvalence interactions has been achieved thanks to the comprehensive information contained in the accurate MultiReference Configuration Interaction wavefunctions and an original population analysis highlighting the respective role played by orbital and state mixing in such interactions. The present theoretical approach is thus adequate for dealing with larger than diatomic Rydberg systems. The nine lowest singlet valence states have been optimized. Among them, some are involved in strong Rydbergvalence interactions in the region of the Rydberg state equilibrium geometry. The Rydberg states of vinylidene present a great similarity with the acetylene isomer, concerning their quantum defects and Rydberg molecular orbital character. As in acetylene, strong sd mixing is revealed in the n = 3 sd supercomplex. Nevertheless, unlike in acetylene, the closeenergy of the two vinylidene ionic cores 2A1 and 2B1 results into two overlapped Rydberg series. These Rydberg series exhibit local perturbations when an accidental degeneracy occurs between them and results in avoided crossings. In addition, some Δl = 1 (sp and pd) mixings arise for some Rydberg states and are rationalized in term of electrostatic interaction from the electric dipole moment of the ionic core. The strongest dipole moment of the 2 B1 cationic state also stabilizes the lowest members of the n = 3 Rydberg series converging to this excited state, as compared to the adjacent series converging toward the 2A1 ionic ground state. The overall energies of vinylidene Rydberg states lie above their acetylene counterpart. Finally, predictions for optical transitions in singlet vinylidene are suggested for further experimental spectroscopic characterization of vinylidene. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{BoyePeronneGauyacqLievin2014,
author = {BoyéPéronne, S. and Gauyacq, D. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Theoretical description of electronically excited vinylidene up to 10 eV: First high level ab initio study of singlet valence and Rydberg states},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {141},
article number = {174317},
doi = {10.1063/1.4900875}
}

T. Carette & M.R. Godefroid.
Theoretical study of the isotope effects on the detachment thresholds of Si.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 89,
Article number 052513,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The isotope effects in Si bound levels are studied using the multiconfiguration HartreeFock ab initio approach. Largescale calculations are carried out for the 3p34So, 2Do, and 2Po multiplets of Si and the 3p23P multiplet of Si. We predict an anomalous isotope shift on the electron affinity, dominated by the specific mass shift, with a value of 0.66(6) m1 for the 3028 isotope pair. We also report hyperfinestructure parameters for the studied multiplets. We provide the values of level electricfield gradients at the nucleus that could be of interest in a study of the metastable silicon isotopes. Relativistic corrections are estimated using nonrelativistic orbitals in the BreitPauli and fully relativistic frameworks. © 2014 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CaretteGodefroid2014,
author = {Carette, T. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Theoretical study of the isotope effects on the detachment thresholds of Si},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {89},
article number = {052513},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.89.052513}
}

J. Ekman; M.R. Godefroid & H. Hartman.
Validation and implementation of uncertainty estimates of calculated transition rates.
Atoms,
Volume 2,
Pages 215224,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Uncertainties of calculated transition rates in LSallowed electric dipole transitions in boronlike O IV and carbonlike Fe XXI are estimated using an approach in which differences in line strengths calculated in length and velocity gauges are utilized. Estimated uncertainties are compared and validated against several highquality theoretical data sets in O IV, and implemented in large scale calculations in Fe XXI. © 2014 by the authors. 
BibTeX:
@article{EkmanGodefroidHartman2014,
author = {Ekman, J. and Godefroid, M.R. and Hartman, H.},
title = {Validation and implementation of uncertainty estimates of calculated transition rates},
journal = {Atoms},
year = {2014},
volume = {2},
pages = {215224},
doi = {10.3390/atoms2020215}
}

J. Ekman; P. Jönsson; S. Gustafsson; H. Hartman; G. Gaigalas; M.R. Godefroid & C. Froese Fischer.
Calculations with spectroscopic accuracy: Energies, transition rates,and Lande gJfactors in the carbon isoelectronic sequence from Ar XIII to Zn XXV.
Astronomy and Astrophysics,
Volume 564,
Article number A24,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Extensive selfconsistent multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) calculations and subsequent relativistic configuration interaction calculations are performed for 262 states belonging to the 15 configurations 2s 2 2p 2 , 2s2p 3 , 2p 4 , 2s 2 2p3l, 2s2p 2 3l, 2p 3 3l and 2s 2 2p4l(l = 0,1,2) in selected carbonlike ions from Ar XIII to Zn XXV. Electron correlation effects are accounted for through large configuration state function expansions. Calculated energy levels are compared with existing theoretical calculations and data from the Chianti and NIST databases. In addition, Landé g J factors and radiative electric dipole transition rates are given for all ions. The accuracy of the calculations are high enough to facilitate the identification of observed spectral lines. © 2014 ESO. 
BibTeX:
@article{EkmanJoenssonGustafssonEtAl2014,
author = {Ekman, J. and Jönsson, P. and Gustafsson, S. and Hartman, H. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.R. and Froese Fischer, C.},
title = {Calculations with spectroscopic accuracy: Energies, transition rates,and Lande gJfactors in the carbon isoelectronic sequence from Ar XIII to Zn XXV},
journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year = {2014},
volume = {564},
article number = {A24},
doi = {10.1051/00046361/201323163}
}

L. Filippin; M. Godefroid & D. Baye.
Relativistic polarizabilities with the Lagrangemesh method.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 90,
Article number 052520,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Relativistic dipolar to hexadecapolar polarizabilities of the ground state and some excited states of hydrogenic atoms are calculated by using numerically exact energies and wave functions obtained from the Dirac equation with the Lagrangemesh method. This approach is an approximate variational method taking the form of equations on a grid because of the use of a Gauss quadrature approximation. The partial polarizabilities conserving the absolute value of the quantum number κ are also numerically exact with small numbers of mesh points. The ones where κ changes are very accurate when using three different meshes for the initial and final wave functions and for the calculation of matrix elements. The polarizabilities of the n=2 excited states of hydrogenic atoms are also studied with a separate treatment of the final states that are degenerate at the nonrelativistic approximation. The method provides high accuracies for polarizabilities of a particle in a Yukawa potential and is applied to a hydrogen atom embedded in a Debye plasma. © 2014 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FilippinGodefroidBaye2014,
author = {Filippin, L. and Godefroid, M. and Baye, D.},
title = {Relativistic polarizabilities with the Lagrangemesh method},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {90},
article number = {052520},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.90.052520}
}

A. Keller; J. Rackwitz; E. Cauët; J. Liévin; T. Körzdörfer; A. Rotaru; K.V. Gothelf; F. Besenbacher & I. Bald.
Sequence dependence of electroninduced DNA strand breakage revealed by DNA nanoarrays.
Scientific Reports,
Volume 4,
Article number 7391,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The electronic structure of DNA is determined by its nucleotide sequence, which is for instance exploited in molecular electronics. Here we demonstrate that also the DNA strand breakage induced by lowenergy electrons (18 eV) depends on the nucleotide sequence. To determine the absolute cross sections for electron induced single strand breaks in specific 13 mer oligonucleotides we used atomic force microscopy analysis of DNA origami based DNA nanoarrays. We investigated the DNA sequences 5′TT(XYX) 3 TT with X = A, G, C and Y = T, BrU 5bromouracil and found absolute strand break cross sections between 2.66 · 1014 cm2 and 7.06 · 1014 cm2. The highest cross section was found for 5 2TT(ATA) 3 TT and 5 2TT(ABrUA) 3 TT, respectively. BrU is a radiosensitizer, which was discussed to be used in cancer radiation therapy. The replacement of T by BrU into the investigated DNA sequences leads to a slight increase of the absolute strand break cross sections resulting in sequencedependent enhancement factors between 1.14 and 1.66. Nevertheless, the variation of strand break cross sections due to the specific nucleotide sequence is considerably higher. Thus, the present results suggest the development of targeted radiosensitizers for cancer radiation therapy. 
BibTeX:
@article{KellerRackwitzCauetEtAl2014,
author = {Keller, A. and Rackwitz, J. and Cauët, E. and Liévin, J. and Körzdörfer, T. and Rotaru, A. and Gothelf, K.V. and Besenbacher, F. and Bald, I.},
title = {Sequence dependence of electroninduced DNA strand breakage revealed by DNA nanoarrays},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
year = {2014},
volume = {4},
article number = {7391},
doi = {10.1038/srep07391}
}

J. Loreau.
Structure and dynamics of small van der Waals complexes.
AIP Conference Proceedings,
Volume 1618,
Pages 585588,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We illustrate computational aspects of the calculation of the potential energy surfaces of small (up to five atoms) van der Waals complexes with highlevel quantum chemistry techniques such as the CCSD(T) method with extended basis sets. We discuss the compromise between the required accuracy and the computational time. Further, we show how these potential energy surfaces can be fitted and used in dynamical calculations such as nonreactive inelastic scattering. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@conference{Loreau2014,
author = {Loreau, J.},
title = {Structure and dynamics of small van der Waals complexes},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
year = {2014},
volume = {1618},
pages = {585588},
doi = {10.1063/1.4897805}
}

J. Loreau; J. Liévin; Y. Scribano & A. Van Der Avoird.
Potential energy surface and bound states of the NH3Ar and ND3Ar complexes.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 141,
Article number 224303,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A new, fourdimensional potential energy surface for the interaction of NH3 and ND3 with Ar is computed using the coupledcluster method with single, double, and perturbative triple excitations and large basis sets. The umbrella motion of the ammonia molecule is explicitly taken into account. The bound states of both NH3Ar and ND3Ar are calculated on this potential for total angular momentum values from J = 0 to 10, with the inclusion of Coriolis interactions. The energies and splittings of the rovibrational levels are in excellent agreement with the extensive highresolution spectroscopic data accumulated over the years in the infrared and microwave regions for both complexes, which demonstrates the quality of the potential energy surface. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauLievinScribanoEtAl2014,
author = {Loreau, J. and Liévin, J. and Scribano, Y. and Van Der Avoird, A.},
title = {Potential energy surface and bound states of the NH3Ar and ND3Ar complexes},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {141},
article number = {224303},
doi = {10.1063/1.4903047}
}

J. Loreau; S. Ryabchenko & N. Vaeck.
Charge transfer in protonhelium collisions from low to high energy.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 47,
Article number 135204,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The cross section for charge transfer in protonhelium collisions has been computed in the energy range from 10eV/u up to 10 MeV/u. Four different methods (full quantal timeindependent and timedependent methods, molecular and atomic basis set semiclassical approaches) valid in different energy regimes have been used to calculate the partial and total cross section for singleelectron capture. The results are compared with previous theoretical calculations and experimental measurements and the different theoretical methods used are shown to be complementary for describing the charge transfer reaction. A fit of the cross section, valid for collision energies from 10eV/u up to 10 MeV/u is presented based on these results. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauRyabchenkoVaeck2014,
author = {Loreau, J. and Ryabchenko, S. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Charge transfer in protonhelium collisions from low to high energy},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {47},
article number = {135204},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/47/13/135204}
}

T. Masseron; B. Plez; S. Van Eck; R. Colin; I. Daoutidis; M. Godefroid; P.F. Coheur; P. Bernath; A. Jorissen & N. Christlieb.
CH in stellar atmospheres: An extensive linelist.
Astronomy and Astrophysics,
Volume 571,
Article number A47,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The advent of highresolution spectrographs and detailed stellar atmosphere modelling has strengthened the need for accurate molecular data. Carbonenhanced metalpoor (CEMP) stars spectra are interesting objects with which to study transitions from the CH molecule. We combine programs for spectral analysis of molecules and stellarradiative transfer codes to build an extensive CH linelist, including predissociation broadening as well as newly identified levels. We show examples of strong predissociation CH lines in CEMP stars, and we stress the important role played by the CH features in the BondNeff feature depressing the spectra of barium stars by as much as 0.2 mag in the λ = 30005500 Å range. Because of the extreme thermodynamic conditions prevailing in stellar atmospheres (compared to the laboratory), molecular transitions with high energy levels can be observed. Stellar spectra can thus be used to constrain and improve molecular data. © 2014 ESO. 
BibTeX:
@article{MasseronPlezVanEckEtAl2014,
author = {Masseron, T. and Plez, B. and Van Eck, S. and Colin, R. and Daoutidis, I. and Godefroid, M. and Coheur, P.F. and Bernath, P. and Jorissen, A. and Christlieb, N.},
title = {CH in stellar atmospheres: An extensive linelist},
journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year = {2014},
volume = {571},
article number = {A47},
doi = {10.1051/00046361/201423956}
}

C. Nazé; S. Verdebout; P. Rynkun; G. Gaigalas; M. Godefroid & P. Jönsson.
Isotope shifts in beryllium, boron, carbon, and nitrogenlike ions from relativistic configuration interaction calculations.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 100,
Pages 11971249,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Energy levels, normal and specific mass shift parameters as well as electronic densities at the nucleus are reported for numerous states along the beryllium, boron, carbon, and nitrogen isoelectronic sequences. Combined with nuclear data, these electronic parameters can be used to determine values of level and transition isotope shifts. The calculation of the electronic parameters is done using firstorder perturbation theory with relativistic configuration interaction wavefunctions that account for valence, corevalence, and corecore correlation effects as zeroorder functions. Results are compared with experimental and other theoretical values, when available. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{NazeVerdeboutRynkunEtAl2014,
author = {Nazé, C. and Verdebout, S. and Rynkun, P. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Isotope shifts in beryllium, boron, carbon, and nitrogenlike ions from relativistic configuration interaction calculations},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2014},
volume = {100},
pages = {11971249},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2014.02.004}
}

V. Riffet; D. Jacquemin; E. Cauët & G. Frison.
Benchmarking DFT and TDDFT functionals for the ground and excited states of hydrogenrich peptide radicals.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation,
Volume 10,
Pages 33083318,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We assess the pros and cons of a large panel of DFT exchangecorrelation functionals for the prediction of the electronic structure of hydrogenrich peptide radicals formed after electron attachment on a protonated peptide. Indeed, despite its importance in the understanding of the chemical changes associated with the reduction step, the question of the attachment site of an electron and, more generally, of the reduced species formed in the gas phase through electroninduced dissociation (ExD) processes in mass spectrometry is still a matter of debate. For hydrogenrich peptide radicals in which several positive groups and lowlying π* orbitals can capture the incoming electron in ExD, inclusion of full HartreeFock exchange at longrange interelectronic distance is a prerequisite for an accurate description of the electronic states, thereby excluding several popular exchangecorrelation functionals, e.g., B3LYP, M062X, or CAMB3LYP. However, we show that this condition is not sufficient by comparing the results obtained with asymptotically correct rangeseparated hybrids (M11, LCBLYP, LCBPW91, ωB97, ωB97X, and ωB97XD) and with reference CASSCFMRCI and EOMCCSD calculations. The attenuation parameter ω significantly tunes the spin density distribution and the excited states vertical energies. The investigated model structures, ranging from methylammonium to hexapeptide, allow us to obtain a description of the nature and energy of the electronic states, depending on (i) the presence of hydrogen bond(s) around the cationic site(s), (ii) the presence of π* molecular orbitals (MOs), and (iii) the selected DFT approach. It turns out that, in the present framework, LCBLYP and ωB97 yields the most accurate results. © 2014 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{RiffetJacqueminCauetEtAl2014,
author = {Riffet, V. and Jacquemin, D. and Cauët, E. and Frison, G.},
title = {Benchmarking DFT and TDDFT functionals for the ground and excited states of hydrogenrich peptide radicals},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation},
year = {2014},
volume = {10},
pages = {33083318},
doi = {10.1021/ct5004912}
}

H.R. Sadeghpour; J. Loreau & A. Dalgarno.
Interaction of Ag(5s) and Ag(5p) with noble gas atoms.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 488,
Article number 122006,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We investigate the interaction of ground and excited states of silver atom with all the noble gases, including helium. BornOppenheimer potential energy curves are calculated with quantum chemical techniques and spinorbit effects in the excited states are included. We compare with experimentally available spectroscopic data, as well as previous calculations. The assignment of vibrational levels in the one experiment we compare with, may have to shift up by one unit. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@conference{SadeghpourLoreauDalgarno2014,
author = {Sadeghpour, H.R. and Loreau, J. and Dalgarno, A.},
title = {Interaction of Ag(5s) and Ag(5p) with noble gas atoms},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2014},
volume = {488},
article number = {122006},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/488/12/122006}
}

D. Sugny; S. Vranckx; M. Ndong; N. Vaeck; O. Atabek & M. DesouterLecomte.
Control of molecular dynamics with zeroarea fields: Application to molecular orientation and photofragmentation.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 90,
Article number 053404,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The constraint of timeintegrated zero area on the laser field is a fundamental requirement, both theoretically and experimentally, in the control of molecular dynamics. By using techniques of local and optimal control theory, we show how to enforce this constraint in two benchmark control problems, namely, molecular orientation and photofragmentation. The origin and the physical implications for the dynamics of this zeroarea control field are discussed. © 2014 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{SugnyVranckxNdongEtAl2014,
author = {Sugny, D. and Vranckx, S. and Ndong, M. and Vaeck, N. and Atabek, O. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Control of molecular dynamics with zeroarea fields: Application to molecular orientation and photofragmentation},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {90},
article number = {053404},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.90.053404}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & R.G. Woolley.
Comment on "on the quantum theory of molecules" [J. Chem. Phys. 137, 22A544 (2012)].
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 140,
Article number 4861897,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In our previous paper [B. T. Sutcliffe and R. G. Woolley, J. Chem. Phys. 137, 22A544 (2012)] we argued that the BornOppenheimer approximation could not be based on an exact transformation of the molecular Schrödinger equation. In this Comment we suggest that the fundamental reason for the approximate nature of the BornOppenheimer model is the lack of a complete set of functions for the electronic space, and the need to describe the continuous spectrum using spectral projection. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeWoolley2014,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Woolley, R.G.},
title = {Comment on "on the quantum theory of molecules" [J. Chem. Phys. 137, 22A544 (2012)]},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2014},
volume = {140},
article number = {4861897},
doi = {10.1063/1.4861897}
}

S. Verdebout; C. Nazé; P. Jönsson; P. Rynkun; M. Godefroid & G. Gaigalas.
Hyperfine structures and Landé g J factors for n=2 states in beryllium, boron, carbon, and nitrogenlike ions from relativistic configuration interaction calculations.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 100,
Pages 11111155,
2014.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Energy levels, hyperfine interaction constants, and Landé g J factors are reported for n=2 states in beryllium, boron, carbon, and nitrogenlike ions from relativistic configuration interaction calculations. Valence, corevalence, and corecore correlation effects are taken into account through single and doubleexcitations from multireference expansions to increasing sets of active orbitals. A systematic comparison of the calculated hyperfine interaction constants is made with values from the available literature. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{VerdeboutNazeJoenssonEtAl2014,
author = {Verdebout, S. and Nazé, C. and Jönsson, P. and Rynkun, P. and Godefroid, M. and Gaigalas, G.},
title = {Hyperfine structures and Landé g J factors for n=2 states in beryllium, boron, carbon, and nitrogenlike ions from relativistic configuration interaction calculations},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2014},
volume = {100},
pages = {11111155},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2014.05.001}
}

G. Berger; M. Gelbcke; E. Cauët; M. Luhmer; J. Nève & F. Dufrasne.
Synthesis of 15Nlabeled vicinal diamines through Nactivated chiral aziridines: Tools for the NMR study of platinumbased anticancer compounds.
Tetrahedron Letters,
Volume 54,
Pages 545548,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A new method for the synthesis of 15Nlabeled chiral βdiamines from a common precursor, either optically pure amino acids or antiβamino alcohols, is reported. The two diastereomeric series of vicinal diamines are produced through the nucleophilic ring opening of activated chiral aziridines. 15N was introduced by means of [ 15N]benzylamine, prepared from 15NH4Cl. The final compounds are highly valuable because [1H15N] NMR is considered a powerful tool for studying the chemical properties of platinumbased complexes. © 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{BergerGelbckeCauetEtAl2013,
author = {Berger, G. and Gelbcke, M. and Cauët, E. and Luhmer, M. and Nève, J. and Dufrasne, F.},
title = {Synthesis of 15Nlabeled vicinal diamines through Nactivated chiral aziridines: Tools for the NMR study of platinumbased anticancer compounds},
journal = {Tetrahedron Letters},
year = {2013},
volume = {54},
pages = {545548},
doi = {10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.11.079}
}

S. Bogatko; E. Cauët; E. Bylaska; G. Schenter; J. Fulton & J. Weare.
The aqueous Ca2+ system, in comparison with Zn2+, Fe3 +, and Al3 +: An ab initio molecular dynamics study.
Chemistry  A European Journal,
Volume 19,
Pages 30473060,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Herein, we report on the structure and dynamics of the aqueous Ca 2+ system studied by using ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations. Our detailed study revealed the formation of wellformed hydration shells with characteristics that were significantly different to those of bulk water. To facilitate a robust comparison with stateoftheart Xray absorption fine structure (XAFS) data, we employ a 1st principles MDXAFS procedure and directly compare simulated and experimental XAFS spectra. A comparison of the data for the aqueous Ca2+ system with those of the recently reported Zn2+, Fe3+, and Al3+ species showed that many of their structural characteristics correlated well with charge density on the cation. Some very important exceptions were found, which indicated a strong sensitivity of the solvent structure towards the cation′s valence electronic structure. Average dipole moments for the 2nd shell of all cations were suppressed relative to bulk water. Like a duck to water: An investigation into the solvent structure and dynamics around the Ca2+ cation was validated by comparison with XAFS data. A comparison with ab initio molecular dynamics studies of aqueous Zn2+, Fe3+, and Al 3+ was used to discuss general trends in the ability of these solvated cations to form extended structures. Copyright © 2013 WILEYVCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. 
BibTeX:
@article{BogatkoCauetBylaskaEtAl2013,
author = {Bogatko, S. and Cauët, E. and Bylaska, E. and Schenter, G. and Fulton, J. and Weare, J.},
title = {The aqueous Ca2+ system, in comparison with Zn2+, Fe3 +, and Al3 +: An ab initio molecular dynamics study},
journal = {Chemistry  A European Journal},
year = {2013},
volume = {19},
pages = {30473060},
doi = {10.1002/chem.201202821}
}

S. Bogatko; E. Cauët & P. Geerlings.
Improved DFTbased interpretation of ESIMS of aqueous metal cations.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry,
Volume 24,
Pages 926931,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present results showing that our recently developed density functional theory (DFT)based speciation model of the aqueous Al3+ system has the potential to improve the interpretations of ESIMS studies of aqueous metal cation hydrolytic speciation. The main advantages of our method are that (1) it allows for the calculation of the relative abundance of a given species which may be directly assigned to the signal intensity in a mass spectrum; (2) in cases where species with identical m/z ratios may coexist, the assignment can be unambiguously assigned based on their theoretical relative abundances. As a demonstration of its application, we study four pairs of monomer and dimer aqueous Al3+ species, each with identical m/z ratio. For some of these pairs our method predicts that the dominant species changes from the monomer to the dimer species under varying pH conditions. [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2013 American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 
BibTeX:
@article{BogatkoCauetGeerlings2013,
author = {Bogatko, S. and Cauët, E. and Geerlings, P.},
title = {Improved DFTbased interpretation of ESIMS of aqueous metal cations},
journal = {Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry},
year = {2013},
volume = {24},
pages = {926931},
doi = {10.1007/s133610130617x}
}

S. Bogatko; E. Cauët & P. Geerlings.
Rydberg electron capture by neutral Al hydrolysis products.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,
Volume 15,
Pages 1530915311,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We predict that electron attachment may be used with ESIMS techniques to observe neutral Al metal aquaoxohydroxo species and the complex polymerization and precipitation reactions in which they participate. Neutral aqueous metal species have, so far, been invisible to ESIMS techniques. This journal is © 2013 the Owner Societies. 
BibTeX:
@article{BogatkoCauetGeerlings2013a,
author = {Bogatko, S. and Cauët, E. and Geerlings, P.},
title = {Rydberg electron capture by neutral Al hydrolysis products},
journal = {Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics},
year = {2013},
volume = {15},
pages = {1530915311},
doi = {10.1039/c3cp51935j}
}

T. Carette & M.R. Godefroid.
Isotope shift on the chlorine electron affinity revisited by an MCHF/CI approach.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 46,
Article number 095003,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Today, the electron affinity is experimentally well known for most of the elements and is a useful guideline for developing ab initio computational methods. However, the measurements of isotope shifts on the electron affinity are limited by both resolution and sensitivity. In this context, theory is of great help to further our knowledge and understanding of atomic structures, even though correlation plays a dominant role in negative ions' properties and, particularly, in the calculation of the specific mass shift contribution. This study solves the longstanding discrepancy between calculated and measured specific mass shifts on the electron affinity of chlorine (Berzinsh et al 1995 Phys. Rev. A 51 231). © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{CaretteGodefroid2013,
author = {Carette, T. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Isotope shift on the chlorine electron affinity revisited by an MCHF/CI approach},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2013},
volume = {46},
article number = {095003},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/46/9/095003}
}

T. Carette; M. Nemouchi; J. Li & M. Godefroid.
Relativistic effects on the hyperfine structures of 2p4(3P) 3p2Do,4Do, and 4Po in 19F i.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 88,
Article number 042501,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The hyperfine interaction constants of the 2p4(3P)3p 2D3/2,5/2o, 4D1/27/2o, and 4P1/25/2o levels in neutral fluorine are investigated theoretically. Largescale calculations are carried out using the multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) and DiracHartreeFock (MCDHF) methods. In the framework of the MCHF approach, the relativistic effects are taken into account in the BreitPauli approximation using nonrelativistic orbitals. In the fully relativistic approach, the orbitals are optimized using the DiracCoulomb Hamiltonian with correlation models inspired by the nonrelativistic calculations. Higherorder excitations are captured through multireference configuration interaction calculations including the Breit interaction. In a third (intermediate) approach, the DiracCoulombBreit Hamiltonian matrix is diagonalized in a relativistic configuration space built with nonrelativistic MCHF radial functions converted into Dirac spinors using the Pauli approximation. The magnetic dipole hyperfinestructure constants calculated with the three relativistic models are consistent and reveal unexpectedly large effects of relativity for 2D5/2o, 4P3/2o, and 4P5/2o. The agreement with the few available experimental values is satisfactory. The strong J dependence of relativistic corrections on the hyperfine constants is investigated through the detailed analysis of the orbital, spindipole, and contact relative contributions calculated with the nonrelativistic magnetic dipole operator. © 2013 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CaretteNemouchiLiEtAl2013,
author = {Carette, T. and Nemouchi, M. and Li, J. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Relativistic effects on the hyperfine structures of 2p4(3P) 3p2Do,4Do, and 4Po in 19F i},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2013},
volume = {88},
article number = {042501},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.88.042501}
}

P. CassamChenaï & J. Liévin.
An improved third order dipole moment surface for methane.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 291,
Pages 7784,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In a previous article a dipole moment surface (DMS) of fullelectron, multireference configuration interaction (MRCI) quality was obtained and used to calculate the rotational spectrum of methane vibrational ground state, by means of a combination of the mean field configuration interaction method (VMFCI) with a generalized perturbation theory. The theoretical line intensities were matching the experimental ones obtained at the SOLEIL synchrotron well within experimental uncertainties. However, not all third order terms were included in this DMS. In the present work, additional DMS points have been calculated and fitted using a complete third order expansion. The new results give Rbranch intensities systematically smaller by about 1% compared to those previously obtained by using the same ab initio method, so still within experimental errors. The relevance of this DMS to calculate intensities for excited vibrational states, in particular for the dyad, is addressed. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{CassamChenaiLievin2013,
author = {CassamChenaï, P. and Liévin, J.},
title = {An improved third order dipole moment surface for methane},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2013},
volume = {291},
pages = {7784},
doi = {10.1016/j.jms.2013.07.004}
}

E. Cauët; S. Bogatko; J. Liévin; F. De Proft & P. Geerlings.
Electronattachmentinduced DNA damage: Instantaneous strand breaks.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B,
Volume 117,
Pages 96699676,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Low energy electronattachmentinduced damage in DNA, where dissociation channels may involve multiple bonds including complex bond rearrangements and significant nuclear motions, is analyzed here. Quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations reveal how rearrangements of electron density after vertical electron attachment modulate the position and dynamics of the atomic nuclei in DNA. The nuclear motions involve the elongation of the PO (PO3′ and PO5′) and CC (C3′C4′ and C4′C5′) bonds for which the acquired kinetic energy becomes high enough so that the neighboring C3′O3′ or C5′O5′ phosphodiester bond may break almost immediately. Such dynamic behavior should happen on a very short time scale, within 1530 fs, which is of the same order of magnitude as the time scale predicted for the excess electron to localize around the nucleobases. This result indicates that the CO phosphodiester bonds can break before electron transfer from the backbone to the base. © 2013 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetBogatkoLievinEtAl2013,
author = {Cauët, E. and Bogatko, S. and Liévin, J. and De Proft, F. and Geerlings, P.},
title = {Electronattachmentinduced DNA damage: Instantaneous strand breaks},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry B},
year = {2013},
volume = {117},
pages = {96699676},
doi = {10.1021/jp406320g}
}

C. Froese Fischer; S. Verdebout; M. Godefroid; P. Rynkun; P. Jönsson & G. Gaigalas.
Doubletquartet energy separation in boron: A partitionedcorrelation functioninteraction method.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 88,
Article number 062506,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: No lines have been observed for transitions between the doublet and quartet levels of B i. Consequently, energy levels based on observation for the latter are obtained through extrapolation of wavelengths along the isoelectronic sequence for the 2s22p 2P3/2o  2s2p2 4P 5/2 transition. In this paper, accurate theoretical excitation energies from a partitionedcorrelation functioninteraction (PCFI) method are reported for B i that include both relativistic effects in the BreitPauli approximation and a finite mass correction. Results are compared with extrapolated values from observed data. For B i our estimate of the excitation energy 28 959 ± 5 cm  1 is in better agreement with the values obtained by Edlén (1969) than those reported by Kramida and Ryabtsev (2007). Our method is validated by applying the same procedure to the separation of these levels in C ii. © 2013 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FroeseFischerVerdeboutGodefroidEtAl2013,
author = {Froese Fischer, C. and Verdebout, S. and Godefroid, M. and Rynkun, P. and Jönsson, P. and Gaigalas, G.},
title = {Doubletquartet energy separation in boron: A partitionedcorrelation functioninteraction method},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2013},
volume = {88},
article number = {062506},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.88.062506}
}

P. Jönsson; J. Ekman; S. Gustafsson; H. Hartman; L.B. Karlsson; R. Du Rietz; G. Gaigalas; M.R. Godefroid & C. Froese Fischer.
Energy levels and transition rates for the boron isoelectronic sequence: Si X, Ti XVIIICu XXV.
Astronomy and Astrophysics,
Volume 559,
Article number A100,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Relativistic configuration interaction (RCI) calculations are performed for 291 states belonging to the configurations 1s 2 2s 2 2p, 1s 2 2s2p 2 , 1s 2 2p 3 , 1s 2 2s 2 3l, 1s 2 2s2p3l, 1s 2 2p 2 3l, 1s 2 2s 2 4l′, 1s 2 2s2p4l′, and 1s 2 2p 2 4l′ (l = 0,1,2 and l′ = 0,1,2,3) in boronlike ions Si X and Ti XVIII to Cu XXV. Electron correlation effects are represented in the wave functions by large configuration state function (CSF) expansions. States are transformed from jjcoupling to LScoupling, and the LSpercentage compositions are used for labeling the levels. Radiative electric dipole transition rates are given for all ions, leading to massive data sets. Calculated energy levels are compared with other theoretical predictions and crosschecked against the Chianti database, NIST recommended values, and other observations. The accuracy of the calculations are high enough to facilitate the identification of observed spectral lines. © 2013 ESO. 
BibTeX:
@article{JoenssonEkmanGustafssonEtAl2013,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Ekman, J. and Gustafsson, S. and Hartman, H. and Karlsson, L.B. and Du Rietz, R. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.R. and Froese Fischer, C.},
title = {Energy levels and transition rates for the boron isoelectronic sequence: Si X, Ti XVIIICu XXV},
journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year = {2013},
volume = {559},
article number = {A100},
doi = {10.1051/00046361/201321893}
}

P. Jönsson; M. Godefroid; G. Gaigalas; J. Bieroń & T. Brage.
Accurate transition probabilities from largescale multiconfiguration calculations  A tribute to Charlotte Froese Fischer.
AIP Conference Proceedings,
Volume 1545,
Pages 266278,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The development of multiconfiguration computer packages for atomic structure calculations is reviewed with special attention to the work of Charlotte Froese Fischer. The underlying theory is described along with methodologies to choose basis expansions of configuration state functions. Calculations of energies and transitions rates are presented and the accuracy of the results is assessed. Limitations of multiconfiguration methods are discussed and it is shown how these limitations can be circumvented by a division of the original largescale computational problem into a number of smaller problems. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. 
BibTeX:
@conference{JoenssonGodefroidGaigalasEtAl2013,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Godefroid, M. and Gaigalas, G. and Bieroń, J. and Brage, T.},
title = {Accurate transition probabilities from largescale multiconfiguration calculations  A tribute to Charlotte Froese Fischer},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
year = {2013},
volume = {1545},
pages = {266278},
doi = {10.1063/1.4815863}
}

C. Lauzin; L.H. Coudert; M. Herman & J. Liévin.
Ab initio intermolecular potential of ArC2H2 refined using highresolution spectroscopic data.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 117,
Pages 1376713774,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The highresolution infrared spectra of the ν1 + ν3 (2CH) band of the ArC2H2 complex has been recorded from 6544 to 6566 cm1. The previously reported K a = 1 ← 0, 2 ← 1, and 0 ← 1 subbands were observed and the Ka = 1 ← 2, 2 ← 3, and 3 ← 2 subbands were assigned for the first time. The intermolecular potential energy surface of this complex has been calculated ab initio and optimized by fitting the new highresolution data. Refined intermolecular potential energy surfaces have been obtained for the ground vibrational state and for the excited v1 = v3 = 1 stretching state. For the former state, the results of the analysis are satisfactory and the microwave transitions of the complex are reproduced with a rootmeansquare deviation of 5 MHz. For the latter state, systematic discrepancies arise in the analysis. © 2013 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LauzinCoudertHermanEtAl2013,
author = {Lauzin, C. and Coudert, L.H. and Herman, M. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Ab initio intermolecular potential of ArC2H2 refined using highresolution spectroscopic data},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2013},
volume = {117},
pages = {1376713774},
doi = {10.1021/jp408013n}
}

J. Loreau; V. Kharchenko & A. Dalgarno.
Index of refraction of molecular nitrogen for sodium matter waves.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 87,
Article number 012708,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We calculate the index of refraction of sodium matter waves propagating through a gas of nitrogen molecules. We use a recent ab initio potential for the ground state of the NaN2 van der Waals complex to perform quantal closecoupling calculations and compute the index of refraction as a function of the projectile velocity. We obtain good agreement with the available experimental data. We show that the refractive index contains glory oscillations but that they are damped by the averaging over the thermal motion of the N 2 molecules. These oscillations appear at lower temperatures and projectile velocity. We also investigate the behavior of the refractive index at low temperature and low projectile velocity to show its dependence on the rotational state of N2 and discuss the advantage of using diatomic molecules as projectiles. © 2013 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauKharchenkoDalgarno2013,
author = {Loreau, J. and Kharchenko, V. and Dalgarno, A.},
title = {Index of refraction of molecular nitrogen for sodium matter waves},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2013},
volume = {87},
article number = {012708},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.87.012708}
}

J. Loreau; H.R. Sadeghpour & A. Dalgarno.
Potential energy curves for the interaction of Ag(5s) and Ag(5p) with noble gas atoms.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 138,
Article number 084301,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We investigate the interaction of ground and excited states of a silver atom with noble gases (NG), including helium. BornOppenheimer potential energy curves are calculated with quantum chemistry methods and spinorbit effects in the excited states are included by assuming a spinorbit splitting independent of the internuclear distance. We compare our results with experimentally available spectroscopic data, as well as with previous calculations. Because of strong spinorbit interactions, excited AgNG potential energy curves cannot be fitted to Morselike potentials. We find that the labeling of the observed vibrational levels has to be shifted by one unit. © 2013 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauSadeghpourDalgarno2013,
author = {Loreau, J. and Sadeghpour, H.R. and Dalgarno, A.},
title = {Potential energy curves for the interaction of Ag(5s) and Ag(5p) with noble gas atoms},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2013},
volume = {138},
article number = {084301},
doi = {10.1063/1.4790586}
}

J. Loreau; S. Vranckx; M. DesouterLecomte; N. Vaeck & A. Dalgarno.
Photodissociation and radiative association of HeH+ in the metastable triplet state.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 117,
Pages 94869492,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We investigate the photodissociation of HeH+ in the metastable triplet state as well as its formation through the inverse process, radiative association. In models of astrophysical plasmas, HeH+ is assumed to be present only in the ground state, and the influence of the triplet state has not been explored. It may be formed by radiative association during collisions between a proton and metastable helium, which are present in significant concentrations in nebulae. The triplet state can also be formed by association of He+ and H, although this process is less likely to occur. We compute the cross sections and rate coefficients corresponding to the photodissociation of the triplet state by UV photons from a central star using a wave packet method. We show that the photodissociation cross sections depend strongly on the initial vibrational state and that the effects of excited electronic states and nonadiabatic couplings cannot be neglected. We then calculate the cross section and rate coefficient for the radiative association of HeH+ in the metastable triplet state. © 2013 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauVranckxDesouterLecomteEtAl2013,
author = {Loreau, J. and Vranckx, S. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Vaeck, N. and Dalgarno, A.},
title = {Photodissociation and radiative association of HeH+ in the metastable triplet state},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2013},
volume = {117},
pages = {94869492},
doi = {10.1021/jp312007q}
}

C. Nazé; E. Gaidamauskas; G. Gaigalas; M. Godefroid & P. Jönsson.
Ris3: A program for relativistic isotope shift calculations.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 184,
Pages 21872196,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An atomic spectral line is characteristic of the element producing the spectrum. The line also depends on the isotope. The program ris3 (Relativistic Isotope Shift) calculates the electron density at the origin and the normal and specific mass shift parameters. Combining these electronic quantities with available nuclear data, isotopedependent energy level shifts are determined. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{NazeGaidamauskasGaigalasEtAl2013,
author = {Nazé, C. and Gaidamauskas, E. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Ris3: A program for relativistic isotope shift calculations},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {2013},
volume = {184},
pages = {21872196},
doi = {10.1016/j.cpc.2013.02.015}
}

K. Servaty; E. Cauët; F. Thomas; J. Lambermont; P. Gerbaux; J. De Winter; M. Ovaere; L. Volker; N. Vaeck; L. Van Meervelt; W. Dehaen; C. Moucheron & A. KirschDe Mesmaeker.
Peculiar properties of homoleptic Cu complexes with dipyrromethene derivatives.
Dalton Transactions,
Volume 42,
Pages 1418814199,
2013.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In view of preparing Cu polynuclear complexes with dipyrromethene ligands, the mononuclear complexes [Cu(ii)(dipy)2] (dipyH = 5phenyldipyrromethene) and [Cu(ii)(dpdipy)2] (dpdipyH = 1,5,9triphenyldipyrromethene) have been prepared and characterized by Xray crystallography, mass spectrometry and EPR spectroscopy. Their peculiar redox and spectroscopic (absorption/emission) behaviours are discussed. In contrast to CuII complexes of 1,1′bidypyrrin, the reduction electrolysis of [Cu(ii)(dpdipy)2] leads to decomposition products on a time scale of a few hours. Moreover in relation to this observation, [Cu(i)(dpdipy) 2] could not be synthesized in spite of the Cu I core protection by the phenyl substituents in ortho position of the nitrogen atoms. Theoretical calculations provide some explanations for this instability. Interestingly [Cu(ii)(dipy)2] and [Cu(ii)(dpdipy) 2] display weak luminescence at room temperature, attributed to a ligand centered emission. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry. 
BibTeX:
@article{ServatyCauetThomasEtAl2013,
author = {Servaty, K. and Cauët, E. and Thomas, F. and Lambermont, J. and Gerbaux, P. and De Winter, J. and Ovaere, M. and Volker, L. and Vaeck, N. and Van Meervelt, L. and Dehaen, W. and Moucheron, C. and KirschDe Mesmaeker, A.},
title = {Peculiar properties of homoleptic Cu complexes with dipyrromethene derivatives},
journal = {Dalton Transactions},
year = {2013},
volume = {42},
pages = {1418814199},
doi = {10.1039/c3dt51541a}
}

S. Verdebout; P. Rynkun; P. Jönsson; G. Gaigalas; C.F. Fischer & M. Godefroid.
A partitioned correlation function interaction approach for describing electron correlation in atoms.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 46,
Article number 085003,
2013.
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Abstract: The traditional multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) and configuration interaction (CI) methods are based on a single orthonormal orbital basis. For atoms with many closed core shells, or complicated shell structures, a large orbital basis is needed to saturate the different electron correlation effects such as valence, corevalence and correlation within the core shells. The large orbital basis leads to massive configuration state function (CSF) expansions that are difficult to handle, even on large computer systems. We show that it is possible to relax the orthonormality restriction on the orbital basis and break down the originally very large calculations into a series of smaller calculations that can be run in parallel. Each calculation determines a partitioned correlation function (PCF) that accounts for a specific correlation effect. The PCFs are built on optimally localized orbital sets and are added to a zeroorder multireference (MR) function to form a total wave function. The expansion coefficients of the PCFs are determined from a low dimensional generalized eigenvalue problem. The interaction and overlap matrices are computed using a biorthonormal transformation technique (Verdebout et al 2010 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Phys. 43 074017). The new method, called partitioned correlation function interaction (PCFI), converges rapidly with respect to the orbital basis and gives total energies that are lower than the ones from ordinary MCHF and CI calculations. The PCFI method is also very flexible when it comes to targeting different electron correlation effects. Focusing our attention on neutral lithium, we show that by dedicating a PCF to the single excitations from the core, spin and orbitalpolarization effects can be captured very efficiently, leading to highly improved convergence patterns for hyperfine parameters compared with MCHF calculations based on a single orthogonal radial orbital basis. By collecting separately optimized PCFs to correct the MR function, the variational degrees of freedom in the relative mixing coefficients of the CSFs building the PCFs are inhibited. The constraints on the mixing coefficients lead to small offsets in computed properties such as hyperfine structure, isotope shift and transition rates, with respect to the correct values. By (partially) deconstraining the mixing coefficients one converges to the correct limits and keeps the tremendous advantage of improved convergence rates that comes from the use of several orbital sets. Reducing ultimately each PCF to a single CSF with its own orbital basis leads to a nonorthogonal CI approach. Various perspectives of the new method are given. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VerdeboutRynkunJoenssonEtAl2013,
author = {Verdebout, S. and Rynkun, P. and Jönsson, P. and Gaigalas, G. and Fischer, C.F. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {A partitioned correlation function interaction approach for describing electron correlation in atoms},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2013},
volume = {46},
article number = {085003},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/46/8/085003}
}

S. Vranckx; J. Loreau; M. DesouterLecomte & N. Vaeck.
Determination of photodissociation and radiative association cross sections from the same timedependent calculation.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 46,
Article number 155201,
2013.
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Abstract: We illustrate some of the difficulties that may be encountered when computing photodissociation and radiative association cross sections from the same timedependent approach based on wavepacket propagation. The total and partial photodissociation cross sections from the 33 vibrational levels of the b 3Σ+ state of HeH+ towards the nine other 3Σ+ and 6 3Π n = 2, 3 higher lying electronic states are calculated, using the autocorrelation method introduced by Heller (1978 J. Chem. Phys. 68 3891) and the method based on the asymptotic behaviour of wavepackets introduced by BalintKurti et al (1990 J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans. 86 1741). The corresponding radiative association cross sections are extracted from the same calculations, and the photodissociation and radiative association rate constants are determined. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VranckxLoreauDesouterLecomteEtAl2013,
author = {Vranckx, S. and Loreau, J. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Determination of photodissociation and radiative association cross sections from the same timedependent calculation},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2013},
volume = {46},
article number = {155201},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/46/15/155201}
}

P. CassamChenaï & J. Liévin.
Ab initio calculation of the rotational spectrum of methane vibrational ground state.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 136,
Article number 174309,
2012.
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Abstract: In a previous article we have introduced an alternative perturbation scheme to the traditional one starting from the harmonic oscillator, rigid rotator Hamiltonian, to find approximate solutions of the spectral problem for rotationvibration molecular Hamiltonians. The convergence of our method for the methane vibrational ground state rotational energy levels was quicker than that of the traditional method, as expected, and our predictions were quantitative. In this second article, we study the convergence of the ab initio calculation of effective dipole moments for methane within the same theoretical frame. The first order of perturbation when applied to the electric dipole moment operator of a spherical top gives the expression used in previous spectroscopic studies. Higher orders of perturbation give corrections corresponding to higher centrifugal distortion contributions and are calculated accurately for the first time. Two potential energy surfaces of the literature have been used for solving the anharmonic vibrational problem by means of the vibrational mean field configuration interaction approach. Two corresponding dipole moment surfaces were calculated in this work at a high level of theory. The predicted intensities agree better with recent experimental values than their empirical fit. This suggests that our ab initio dipole moment surface and effective dipole moment operator are both highly accurate. © 2012 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{CassamChenaiLievin2012,
author = {CassamChenaï, P. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Ab initio calculation of the rotational spectrum of methane vibrational ground state},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {136},
article number = {174309},
doi = {10.1063/1.4705278}
}

E. Cauët; S.A. Bogatko; E.J. Bylaska & J.H. Weare.
Ion association in AlCl 3 aqueous solutions from constrained firstprinciples molecular dynamics.
Inorganic Chemistry,
Volume 51,
Pages 1085610869,
2012.
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Abstract: The CarParrinellobased molecular dynamics (CPMD) method was used to investigate the ionpairing behavior between Cl  and Al 3+ ions in an aqueous AlCl 3 solution containing 63 water molecules. A series of constrained simulations was carried out at 300 K for up to 16 ps each, with the internuclear separation (r AlCl) between the Al 3+ ion and one of the Cl  ions held constant. The calculated potential of mean force (PMF) of the Al 3+Cl  ion pair shows a global minimum at r AlCl = 2.3 Å corresponding to a contact ion pair (CIP). Two local minima assigned to solventseparated ion pairs (SSIPs) are identified at r AlCl = 4.4 and 6.0 Å. The positions of the free energy minima coincide with the hydrationshell intervals of the Al 3+ cation, suggesting that the Cl  ion is inclined to reside in regions with low concentrations of water molecules, that is, between the first and second hydration shells of Al 3+ and between the second shell and the bulk. A detailed analysis of the solvent structure around the Al 3+ and Cl  ions as a function of r AlCl is presented. The results are compared to structural data from Xray measurements and unconstrained CPMD simulations of single Al 3+ and Cl  ions and AlCl 3 solutions. The dipole moments of the water molecules in the first and second hydration shells of Al 3+ and in the bulk region and those of Cl  ions were calculated as a function of r AlCl. Major changes in the electronic structure of the system were found to result from the removal of Cl  from the first hydration shell of the Al 3+ cation. Finally, two unconstrained CPMD simulations of aqueous AlCl 3 solutions corresponding to CIP and SSIP configurations were performed (17 ps, 300 K). Only minor structural changes were observed in these systems, confirming their stability. © 2012 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetBogatkoBylaskaEtAl2012,
author = {Cauët, E. and Bogatko, S.A. and Bylaska, E.J. and Weare, J.H.},
title = {Ion association in AlCl 3 aqueous solutions from constrained firstprinciples molecular dynamics},
journal = {Inorganic Chemistry},
year = {2012},
volume = {51},
pages = {1085610869},
doi = {10.1021/ic301346k}
}

E. Cauët; T. Carette; C. Lauzin; J.G. Li; J. Loreau; M. Delsaut; C. Nazé; S. Verdebout; S. Vranckx; M. Godefroid; J. Liévin & N. Vaeck.
From atoms to biomolecules: A fruitful perspective.
Theoretical Chemistry Accounts,
Volume 131,
Pages 117,
2012.
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Abstract: We present a summary of the research activities of the "Quantum Chemistry and Atomic Physics" theoretical group of the "Chimie Quantique et Photophysique" Laboratory at Université Libre de Bruxelles. We emphasize the links between the three orientations of the group: theoretical atomic spectroscopy, structure, and molecular dynamics and list the perspectives of our collaboration. © SpringerVerlag 2012. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetCaretteLauzinEtAl2012,
author = {Cauët, E. and Carette, T. and Lauzin, C. and Li, J.G. and Loreau, J. and Delsaut, M. and Nazé, C. and Verdebout, S. and Vranckx, S. and Godefroid, M. and Liévin, J. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {From atoms to biomolecules: A fruitful perspective},
journal = {Theoretical Chemistry Accounts},
year = {2012},
volume = {131},
pages = {117},
doi = {10.1007/s0021401212543}
}

E. Cauët & D. Jacquemin.
A theoretical spectroscopy investigation of oxosumanenes.
Chemical Physics Letters,
Volume 519520,
Pages 4953,
2012.
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Abstract: Using Density Functional Theory approaches, we investigate the structure and spectroscopic signatures of sumanene, monooxosumanene and trioxosumanene, three synthesised bowlshaped compounds. The simulated properties include geometries, charges, polarisabilities, infrared and UV/visible spectra as well as complexation energies. Refined approaches have been considered (anharmonic frequencies, statespecific solvent model, dispersioncorrected DFT...) and a valuable agreement with experimental reference values is reached for most properties. The evolution of the electronic features of sumanene upon oxidation has been rationalised. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetJacquemin2012,
author = {Cauët, E. and Jacquemin, D.},
title = {A theoretical spectroscopy investigation of oxosumanenes},
journal = {Chemical Physics Letters},
year = {2012},
volume = {519520},
pages = {4953},
doi = {10.1016/j.cplett.2011.11.021}
}

E. Cauët; M. Valiev; J.H. Weare & J. Liévin.
Quantum mechanical calculations related to ionization and charge transfer in DNA.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 373,
Article number 012003,
2012.
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Abstract: Ionization and charge migration in DNA play crucial roles in mechanisms of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation, oxidizing agents and photoirradiation. Therefore, an evaluation of the ionization properties of the DNA bases is central to the full interpretation and understanding of the elementary reactive processes that occur at the molecular level during the initial exposure and afterwards. Ab initio quantum mechanical (QM) methods have been successful in providing highly accurate evaluations of key parameters, such as ionization energies (IE) of DNA bases. Hence, in this study, we performed highlevel QM calculations to characterize the molecular energy levels and potential energy surfaces, which shed light on ionization and charge migration between DNA bases. In particular, we examined the IEs of guanine, the most easily oxidized base, isolated and embedded in base clusters, and investigated the mechanism of charge migration over two and three stacked guanines. The IE of guanine in the human telomere sequence has also been evaluated. We report a simple molecular orbital analysis to explain how modifications in the base sequence are expected to change the efficiency of the sequence as a hole trap. Finally, the application of a hybrid approach combining quantum mechanics with molecular mechanics brings an interesting discussion as to how the native aqueous DNA environment affects the IE threshold of nucleobases. 
BibTeX:
@conference{CauetValievWeareEtAl2012,
author = {Cauët, E. and Valiev, M. and Weare, J.H. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Quantum mechanical calculations related to ionization and charge transfer in DNA},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2012},
volume = {373},
article number = {012003},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/373/1/012003}
}

J.P. CerónCarrasco; D. Jacquemin & E. Cauët.
Cisplatin cytotoxicity: A theoretical study of induced mutations.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,
Volume 14,
Pages 1245712464,
2012.
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Abstract: We investigate possible mutations in the genetic code induced by cisplatin with an approach combining molecular dynamics (MD) and hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations. Specifically, the impact of platination on the natural tautomeric equilibrium in guaninecytosine (GC) base pairs is assessed to disclose the possible role played by noncanonical forms in antitumour activity. To obtain valuable predictions, the main interactions present in a real DNA environment, namely hydration and stacking, are simultaneously taken into account. According to our results, the PtDNA adduct promotes a single proton transfer reaction in GC in the DNA sequence AGGC. Such rare tautomers might play an important role in the cisplatin biological activity since they meet the stability requirements necessary to promote a permanent mutation. This journal is © the Owner Societies 2012. 
BibTeX:
@article{CeronCarrascoJacqueminCauet2012,
author = {CerónCarrasco, J.P. and Jacquemin, D. and Cauët, E.},
title = {Cisplatin cytotoxicity: A theoretical study of induced mutations},
journal = {Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {14},
pages = {1245712464},
doi = {10.1039/c2cp40515f}
}

K. Didriche; T. Földes; C. Lauzin; D. Golebiowski; J. Liévin & M. Herman.
Experimental 2CH excitation in acetylenecontaining van der Waals complexes.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 110,
Pages 27812796,
2012.
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Abstract: Spectroscopic results are presented concerning the 2CH excitation around 1.5 mm in van der Waals complexes of acetylene (C2H2) with Ar, Kr, N2, CO2, N2O and C2H 2. Many are reviewed from the literature, with some updates. Previously unpublished results are also presented, concerning the mechanism of formation of C2H2Ar in the supersonic jet, the assignment of new spectral structures in C2H2N2O, and the first observation of 2CH excitation in C2H2Ne, C 2H2H2O, C2H2D 2O and (C2H2)n. Lifetimes of these 2CH vibrationally excited dimers are discussed. © 2012 Taylor and Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{DidricheFoeldesLauzinEtAl2012,
author = {Didriche, K. and Földes, T. and Lauzin, C. and Golebiowski, D. and Liévin, J. and Herman, M.},
title = {Experimental 2CH excitation in acetylenecontaining van der Waals complexes},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {110},
pages = {27812796},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2012.705347}
}

J.L. Fulton; E.J. Bylaska; S. Bogatko; M. Balasubramanian; E. Cauët; G.K. Schenter & J.H. Weare.
Nearquantitative agreement of modelfree DFTMD predictions with XAFS observations of the hydration structure of highly charged transitionmetal ions.
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,
Volume 3,
Pages 25882593,
2012.
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Abstract: Firstprinciples dynamics simulations (DFT, PBE96, and PBE0) and electron scattering calculations (FEFF9) provide nearquantitative agreement with new and existing XAFS measurements for a series of transitionmetal ions interacting with their hydration shells via complex mechanisms (high spin, covalency, charge transfer, etc.). This analysis does not require either the development of empirical interparticle interaction potentials or structural models of hydration. However, it provides consistent parameterfree analysis and improved agreement with the higherR scattering region (first and secondshell structure, symmetry, dynamic disorder, and multiple scattering) for this comprehensive series of ions. DFT+GGA MD methods provide a high level of agreement. However, improvements are observed when exact exchange is included. Higher accuracy in the pseudopotential description of the atomic potential, including core polarization and reducing core radii, was necessary for very detailed agreement. The firstprinciples nature of this approach supports its application to more complex systems. © 2012 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FultonBylaskaBogatkoEtAl2012,
author = {Fulton, J.L. and Bylaska, E.J. and Bogatko, S. and Balasubramanian, M. and Cauët, E. and Schenter, G.K. and Weare, J.H.},
title = {Nearquantitative agreement of modelfree DFTMD predictions with XAFS observations of the hydration structure of highly charged transitionmetal ions},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters},
year = {2012},
volume = {3},
pages = {25882593},
doi = {10.1021/jz3008497}
}

A. Keller; I. Bald; A. Rotaru; E. Cauët; K.V. Gothelf & F. Besenbacher.
Probing electroninduced bond cleavage at the singlemolecule level using DNA origami templates.
ACS Nano,
Volume 6,
Pages 43924399,
2012.
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Abstract: Lowenergy electrons (LEEs) play an important role in nanolithography, atmospheric chemistry, and DNA radiation damage. Previously, the cleavage of specific chemical bonds triggered by LEEs has been demonstrated in a variety of small organic molecules such as halogenated benzenes and DNA nucleobases. Here we present a strategy that allows for the first time to visualize the electroninduced dissociation of single chemical bonds within complex, but welldefined selfassembled DNA nanostructures. We employ atomic force microscopy to image and quantify LEEinduced bond dissociations within specifically designed oligonucleotide targets that are attached to DNA origami templates. In this way, we use a highly selective approach to compare the efficiency of the electroninduced dissociation of a single disulfide bond with the more complex cleavage of the DNA backbone within a Π dinucleotide sequence. This novel technique enables the fast and parallel determination of DNA strand break yields with unprecedented control over the DNA's primary and secondary structure. Thus the detailed investigation of DNA radiation damage in its most natural environment, e.g., DNA nucleosomes constituting the chromatin, now becomes feasible. © 2012 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{KellerBaldRotaruEtAl2012,
author = {Keller, A. and Bald, I. and Rotaru, A. and Cauët, E. and Gothelf, K.V. and Besenbacher, F.},
title = {Probing electroninduced bond cleavage at the singlemolecule level using DNA origami templates},
journal = {ACS Nano},
year = {2012},
volume = {6},
pages = {43924399},
doi = {10.1021/nn3010747}
}

C. Lauzin; E. Cauët; J. Demaison; M. Herman; H. Stoll & J. Liévina.
Accurate groundstate potential energy surfaces of the C2H 2Kr and C2H2Xe van der Waals complexes.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 110,
Pages 27512760,
2012.
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Abstract: Accurate ab initio intermolecular potential energy surfaces (IPES) have been obtained for the first time for the ground electronic state of the C 2H2Kr and C2H2Xe van der Waals complexes. Extensive tests, including complete basis set and allelectron scalar relativistic results, support their calculation at the CCSD(T) level of theory, using smallcore relativistic pseudopotentials for the raregas atoms and augccpVQZ basis sets extended with a set of 3s3p2d1f1g midbond functions. All results are corrected for the basis set superposition error. The importance of the scalar relativistic and raregas outercore (n.1)d correlation effects is investigated. The calculated IPES, adjusted to analytical functions, are characterized by global minima corresponding to skew Tshaped geometries, in which the Jacobi vector positioning the raregas atom with respect to the center of mass of the C2H2 moiety corresponds to distances of 4.064 and 4.229Å, and angles of 65.22° and 68.67° for C 2H2Kr and C2H2Xe, respectively. The interaction energy of both complexes is estimated to be 151.88 (1.817 kJ mol1) and 182.76 cm1 (2.186 kJ mol1), respectively. The evolution of the topology of the IPES as a function of the raregas atom, from He to Xe, is also discussed. © 2012 Taylor and Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{LauzinCauetDemaisonEtAl2012,
author = {Lauzin, C. and Cauët, E. and Demaison, J. and Herman, M. and Stoll, H. and Liévina, J.},
title = {Accurate groundstate potential energy surfaces of the C2H 2Kr and C2H2Xe van der Waals complexes},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {110},
pages = {27512760},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2012.713524}
}

J. Li; P. Jönsson; M. Godefroid; C. Dong & G. Gaigalas.
Effects of the electron correlation and Breit and hyperfine interactions on the lifetime of the 2p53s states in neutral neon.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 86,
Article number 052523,
2012.
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Abstract: In the framework of the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method, we investigate the transition properties of four excited states in the 2p53s configuration of neutral neon. The electron correlation effects are taken into account systematically by using the active space approach. The effect of higherorder correlation on fine structures is shown. We also study the influence of the Breit interaction and find that it reduces the oscillator strength of the 3P1o1S 0 transition by 17%. It turns out that the inclusion of the Breit interaction is essential even for such a light atomic system. Our ab initio calculated line strengths, oscillator strengths, and transition rates are compared with other theoretical values and experimental measurements. Good agreement is found except for the 3P2o1S 0 M2 transition for which discrepancies of around 15% between theories and experiments remain. In addition, the impact of hyperfine interactions on the lifetimes of the 3P0o and 3P2o metastable states is investigated for the 21Ne isotope (I=3/2). We find that hyperfine interactions reduce the lifetimes drastically. For the 3P0o state the lifetime is decreased by a factor of 630. © 2012 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LiJoenssonGodefroidEtAl2012,
author = {Li, J. and Jönsson, P. and Godefroid, M. and Dong, C. and Gaigalas, G.},
title = {Effects of the electron correlation and Breit and hyperfine interactions on the lifetime of the 2p53s states in neutral neon},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {86},
article number = {052523},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.86.052523}
}

J. Li; C. Nazé; M. Godefroid; S. Fritzsche; G. Gaigalas; P. Indelicato & P. Jönsson.
Mass and fieldshift isotope parameters for the 2s2p resonance doublet of lithiumlike ions.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 86,
Article number 022518,
2012.
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Abstract: It was recently shown that dielectronic recombination measurements can be used for accurately inferring changes in the nuclear meansquare charge radii of highly charged lithiumlike neodymium. To make use of this method to derive information about the nuclear charge distribution for other elements and isotopes, accurate electronic isotope shift parameters are required. In this work, we calculate and discuss the relativistic mass and fieldshift factors for the two 2s2S 1/2 2p2P1/2,3/2o transitions along the lithium isoelectronic sequence. Based on the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method, the electron correlation and the Breit interaction are taken into account systematically. The analysis of the isotope shifts for these two transitions along the isoelectronic sequence demonstrates the importance and competition between the mass shifts and the field shifts. © 2012 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LiNazeGodefroidEtAl2012,
author = {Li, J. and Nazé, C. and Godefroid, M. and Fritzsche, S. and Gaigalas, G. and Indelicato, P. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Mass and fieldshift isotope parameters for the 2s2p resonance doublet of lithiumlike ions},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {86},
article number = {022518},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.86.022518}
}

J.G. Li; C. Nazé; M. Godefroid; G. Gaigalas & P. Jönsson.
On the breakdown of the Dirac kinetic energy operator for estimating normal mass shifts.
European Physical Journal D,
Volume 66,
Article number 290,
2012.
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Abstract: The Dirac kinetic energy (DKE) form of the normal mass shift operator (m e /M ∑ i=1 N T i ), which is an approximation of the (1/2M ∑ i=1 N p i 2 ) operator built on the relativistic electron momenta, is widely used in relativistic atomic structure calculations. In the present paper, we illustrate the progressive breakdown of the Dirac kinetic energy form relatively to the momentum form when increasing the nuclear charge along the lithium isoelectronic sequence. Both forms are incorrect in the relativistic case but the DKE operator provides expectation values that are closer to the results obtained with the more complete relativistic recoil operator. © EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, SpringerVerlag 2012. 
BibTeX:
@article{LiNazeGodefroidEtAl2012a,
author = {Li, J.G. and Nazé, C. and Godefroid, M. and Gaigalas, G. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {On the breakdown of the Dirac kinetic energy operator for estimating normal mass shifts},
journal = {European Physical Journal D},
year = {2012},
volume = {66},
article number = {290},
doi = {10.1140/epjd/e2012303285}
}

J.G. Li; S. Verdebout & M. Godefroid.
Abinitio multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock calculation on the lifetimes of levels in 2p53s configuration of neutral neon.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 388,
Article number 152007,
2012.
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[DOI]

Abstract: Largescale calculations have been performed using the GRASP2K package to accurately determine the lifetime of levels in 2p53s configuration of neutral neon. In particular, we calculated the hyperfineinduced transition rates from two metastable levels 3P20,0 to the ground state for odd Ne isotopes. It was found that hyperfine interactions drastically quench the lifetime of these two levels. 
BibTeX:
@conference{LiVerdeboutGodefroid2012,
author = {Li, J.G. and Verdebout, S. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Abinitio multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock calculation on the lifetimes of levels in 2p53s configuration of neutral neon},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2012},
volume = {388},
article number = {152007},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/388/15/152007}
}

J. Loreau; P. Zhang & A. Dalgarno.
Scattering of nitrogen molecules by silver atoms.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 136,
Article number 164305,
2012.
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Abstract: We present a quantal study of the rotationally elastic and inelastic scattering of Ag and N 2, with the nitrogen molecule treated as a rigid rotor. The twodimensional potential energy surface of the AgN 2 complex is obtained ab initio by means of the spin unrestricted coupledcluster method with single, double, and perturbative triple excitations. The global minimum is found to be located at an internuclear distance of 8.13 a 0 and an angle of 127.2. The longrange part of the potential is constructed from the dynamic electric dipole polarizabilities of Ag and N 2. Elastic, excitation, and relaxation cross sections and rates are calculated for energies between 0.1 and 5000 cm 1. The momentum transfer cross sections and rates are also computed. Finally, we compare the cross sections for AgN 2 and NaN 2 to explore the possibility of using silver instead of sodium in experimental tests. © 2012 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauZhangDalgarno2012,
author = {Loreau, J. and Zhang, P. and Dalgarno, A.},
title = {Scattering of nitrogen molecules by silver atoms},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {136},
article number = {164305},
doi = {10.1063/1.3703518}
}

C. Nazé; J.G. Li & M. Godefroid.
Relativistic calculations on isotope shifts in barium.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 388,
Article number 152008,
2012.
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[DOI]

Abstract: When the effects of the finite mass of the nucleus and the spatial nuclear charge distribution are taken into account in the Hamiltonian describing an atomic system, the isotopes of an element have different electronic energy levels. In the present work, we are investigating these mass and field effects in neutral barium, hoping to shed some light on the surprising observed deviation of isotope shifts from their expected behavior for odd isotopes in an analysis based on Kingplots. 
BibTeX:
@conference{NazeLiGodefroid2012,
author = {Nazé, C. and Li, J.G. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Relativistic calculations on isotope shifts in barium},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2012},
volume = {388},
article number = {152008},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/388/15/152008}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
Chemistry as a "manifestation of quantum phenomena" and the BornOppenheimer approximation?.
Structure and Bonding,
Volume 143,
Pages 101120,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: When considering the work of Carl Ballhausen on vibrational spectra, it is suggested that his use of the BornOppenheimer approximation is capable of some refinement and extension in the light of later developments. A consideration of the potential energy surface in the context of a full Coulomb Schrödinger Hamiltonian in which translational and rotational motions are explicitly considered would seem to require a reformulation of the BornOppenheimer approach. The resulting potential surface for vibrational motion should be treated, allowing for the rotational motion and the nuclear permutational symmetry of the molecule. © 2011 SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2012,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Chemistry as a "manifestation of quantum phenomena" and the BornOppenheimer approximation?},
journal = {Structure and Bonding},
year = {2012},
volume = {143},
pages = {101120},
doi = {10.1007/430_2011_44}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
Is there an exact potential energy surface?.
Theoretical Chemistry Accounts,
Volume 131,
Pages 111,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Transition state theory was introduced in the 1930s to account for chemical reactions. Central to this theory is the idea of a potential energy surface (PES). It was assumed that quantum mechanical computation, when it became possible, would yield such surfaces, but for the time being they would have to be constructed empirically. The approach was very successful. Nowadays, quantum mechanical ab initio electronic structure calculations are possible and from their results PESs can be constructed. Such surfaces are now widely used in the explanation of chemical reactions in place of the traditional empirical ones. It is argued here that theoretical basis of such PESs is not quite as clear as is usually assumed and that, from a quantum mechanical perspective, certain puzzles remain. © 2012 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2012a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {Is there an exact potential energy surface?},
journal = {Theoretical Chemistry Accounts},
year = {2012},
volume = {131},
pages = {111},
doi = {10.1007/s002140121215x}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
Some difficulties in considering rotation motion within the BornOppenheimer approximation for polyatomic molecules.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 112,
Pages 28942903,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The original account of the BornOppenheimer approximation is not mathematically secure because it is not legitimate to use perturbation theory in its development. It is necessary to use an asymptotic expansion based upon an electronic Hamiltonian defined in terms of a fiber bundle. Although with this approach it has been possible account for the traditional results for a diatomic molecule, rotational motion in the polyatomic case has not so far been accounted for. It is argued here that it is not generally possible to provide a mathematically secure account of the BornOppenheimer approximation for polyatomic molecules, in which rotation can be considered as a separable motion. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2012b,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {Some difficulties in considering rotation motion within the BornOppenheimer approximation for polyatomic molecules},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {2012},
volume = {112},
pages = {28942903},
doi = {10.1002/qua.24021}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & R. Guy Woolley.
Atoms and molecules in classical chemistry and quantum mechanics.
Philosophy of Chemistry,
Pages 387426,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This chapter starts by giving a brief account of the development of the atomicmolecular conception of chemistry. An essential backdrop to the whole discussion is the importance throughout human history of the practical chemical arts that have informed the production of the whole range of useful materials and stimulated enquiry into the theoretical aspects of chemical processes. Chemistry is concerned with the composition and properties of matter, and with the transformations of matter that can occur spontaneously or under the action of heat, radiation or other sources of energy. From the results of chemical experiments the chemist singles out a particular class of materials that have characteristic and invariant properties. Such materials are called pure substances and may be of two kinds, viz: compounds and elements. Elements may be defined as substances which have not been converted either by the action of heat, radiation, or chemical reaction with other substances, or small electrical voltages, into any simpler substance. Compounds are formed from the chemical combination of the elements, and have properties that are invariably different from the properties of the constituent elements; they are also homogeneous. This characteristic chemical notion of a pure substance is based on an ideal conception of the chemical and physical properties of matter and their changes under specified experimental conditions. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@book{SutcliffeGuyWoolley2012,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Guy Woolley, R.},
title = {Atoms and molecules in classical chemistry and quantum mechanics},
journal = {Philosophy of Chemistry},
year = {2012},
pages = {387426},
doi = {10.1016/B9780444516756.500281}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & R.G. Woolley.
On the quantum theory of molecules.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 137,
Article number 22A544,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Transition state theory was introduced in 1930s to account for chemical reactions. Central to this theory is the idea of a potential energy surface (PES). It was assumed that such a surface could be constructed using eigensolutions of the Schrödinger equation for the molecular (Coulomb) Hamiltonian but at that time such calculations were not possible. Nowadays quantum mechanical ab initio electronic structure calculations are routine and from their results PESs can be constructed which are believed to approximate those assumed derivable from the eigensolutions. It is argued here that this belief is unfounded. It is suggested that the potential energy surface construction is more appropriately regarded as a legitimate and effective modification of quantum mechanics for chemical purposes. © 2012 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeWoolley2012,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Woolley, R.G.},
title = {On the quantum theory of molecules},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {137},
article number = {22A544},
doi = {10.1063/1.4755287}
}

B. Sutcliffe & R.G. Woolley.
The position of the clamped nuclei electronic hamiltonian in quantum mechanics.
Handbook of Computational Chemistry,
Pages 1354,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Arguments are advanced to support the view that at present it is not possible to derive molecular structure from the full quantum mechanical Coulomb Hamiltonian associated with a given molecular formula that is customarily regarded as representing the molecule in terms of its constituent electrons and nuclei. However molecular structure may be identified provided that some additional chemically motivated assumptions that lead to the clamped nuclei Hamiltonian are added to the quantum mechanical account. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012. 
BibTeX:
@book{SutcliffeWoolley2012a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B. and Woolley, R.G.},
title = {The position of the clamped nuclei electronic hamiltonian in quantum mechanics},
journal = {Handbook of Computational Chemistry},
year = {2012},
pages = {1354},
doi = {10.1007/9789400707115_2}
}

X. Urbain; J. Lecointre; J. Loreau & N. Vaeck.
Photodissociation from the ground state of HeH+: Comparison with experiment.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 388,
Article number 022107,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We investigate the photodissociation process for both hot and cold HeH + ions. Detailed comparison with experiments performed at FLASH is made possible by experimentally determining the rovibrational distribution of the ions under identical source conditions, and averaging the theoretical cross sections accordingly. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@conference{UrbainLecointreLoreauEtAl2012,
author = {Urbain, X. and Lecointre, J. and Loreau, J. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Photodissociation from the ground state of HeH+: Comparison with experiment},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2012},
volume = {388},
article number = {022107},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/388/2/022107}
}

S. Verdebout; P. Rynkun; P. Jönsson; G. Gaigalast; C. Froese Fischer & M. Godefroid.
Interaction of variational localised correlation functions for atomic properties of Be I.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 388,
Article number 152006,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present some progress associated to the localised correlation function interaction (LCFI) method. In this report, the LCFI method is tested not only for total energy but also for the specific mass shift operator, the hyperfine structure parameters and the transition probabilities. These properties are computed for the three lowest electronic states of the beryllium atom. These calculations illustrate the importance of the contraction effects. 
BibTeX:
@conference{VerdeboutRynkunJoenssonEtAl2012,
author = {Verdebout, S. and Rynkun, P. and Jönsson, P. and Gaigalast, G. and Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Interaction of variational localised correlation functions for atomic properties of Be I},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2012},
volume = {388},
article number = {152006},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/388/15/152006}
}

L.A. Vieira Mendes; S. BoyéPéronne; U. Jacovella; J. Liévin & D. Gauyacq.
Rydberg states of cyanoacetylene investigated by (3+1) REMPI spectroscopy in the 77,000.90,000 cm1 energy range.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 110,
Pages 28292842,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: (3+1) resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) spectroscopy coupled to photoelectron spectroscopy (REMPIPES) has been carried out to study the Rydberg states of HC3N in the 77,000.90,000 cm1 region. Ab initio calculations (energies and optimized equilibrium geometries) have been performed for the first time for the lowlying X̃2Π, Ã 2Σ+ and B̃2Π states of the cation HC3N+ in order to help the analysis. Thanks to the combination of the threephoton REMPI spectra, onephoton spectrum and photoelectron spectra, unambiguous assignments of the Rydberg series and their vibrationally excited members are proposed. The electronic Rydberg structure of cyanoacetylene is very similar to that of C2H2 and HCN (almost identical quantum defects), fully supporting the present analysis. New threephoton allowed Rydberg series are identified belonging to ns and nd series. The threephoton vibrational band assignments, confirmed by the photoelectrons spectra, reveal excitation of only one or two quanta of the v1 (C≅N) mode. Apparent discrepancies between the threephoton REMPI spectrum and the onephoton absorption spectrum are removed via a minor reassignment of the absorption spectrum previously analysed by Connors et al. J. Chem. Phys. 60(12), 5011 (1974). Finally the observed analogy with C 2H2 and HCN can be rationalized by a partial relocalization of the 2π electrons upon excitation to Rydberg states converging to the X̃2Π state of HC3N+, as predicted by the present ab initio calculations on the cation core. © 2012 Taylor and Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{VieiraMendesBoyePeronneJacovellaEtAl2012,
author = {Vieira Mendes, L.A. and BoyéPéronne, S. and Jacovella, U. and Liévin, J. and Gauyacq, D.},
title = {Rydberg states of cyanoacetylene investigated by (3+1) REMPI spectroscopy in the 77,000.90,000 cm1 energy range},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {110},
pages = {28292842},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2012.706327}
}

S. Vranckx; J. Loreau; M. DesouterLecomte & N. Vaeck.
Radiative stabilization and photodissociation of HeH+ in its two lowest 3Σ+ states.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 388,
Article number 022109,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Although it is thought to play an important role in the chemistry of some extraterrestrial environments, the HeH+ cation has not been detected in space so far. We suggest it could be observed in its triplets rather than singlet states and we study the formation by radiative stabiliation and the destruction by photodissociation of the two lowest states of this symmetry. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@conference{VranckxLoreauDesouterLecomteEtAl2012,
author = {Vranckx, S. and Loreau, J. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Radiative stabilization and photodissociation of HeH+ in its two lowest 3Σ+ states},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2012},
volume = {388},
article number = {022109},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/388/2/022109}
}

S. Vranckx; C. Meier; L. Bomble; A. Chenel; M. DesouterLecomte & N. Vaeck.
Local control of nonadiabatic photodissociation dynamics using Moller operators.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 388,
Article number 112009,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We implement a local control strategy based on the use of Moller operators and use it to control the photodissociation of diatomic molecules in the presence of nonadiabatic interactions. 
BibTeX:
@conference{VranckxMeierBombleEtAl2012,
author = {Vranckx, S. and Meier, C. and Bomble, L. and Chenel, A. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Local control of nonadiabatic photodissociation dynamics using Moller operators},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2012},
volume = {388},
article number = {112009},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/388/11/112009}
}

K. Wang; J. Yan; M. Huang; C.Y. Li; J.L. Zeng; C.Y. Chen; Y.S. Wang & Y.M. Zou.
Electron impact excitation rate coefficients for Plike NiXIV.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 98,
Pages 779797,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We have calculated the atomic data including electron impact excitations and radiative decays among the lowest 143 finestructure levels arising from 3s 23p 3, 3s3p 4, 3s 23p 23d, 3p 5, 3s3p 33d, and 3s 23p3d 2 configurations in Plike NiXIV. Direct excitation collision strengths are calculated employing the relativistic distortedwave method. Resonances are included via the isolated resonance approximation using distortedwaves. Resonance contributions from Slike [3s 23p 3, 3s3p 4, 3s 23p 23d, 3p 5, 3s3p 33d, 3s 23p3d 2, 3p 43d, 3s3p 23d 2, 3s 23d 3]n 'l ' complex series are taken into account. Effective collision strengths are reported over an electron temperature range of 1.0×10 51.0×10 8K. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangYanHuangEtAl2012,
author = {Wang, K. and Yan, J. and Huang, M. and Li, C.Y. and Zeng, J.L. and Chen, C.Y. and Wang, Y.S. and Zou, Y.M.},
title = {Electron impact excitation rate coefficients for Plike NiXIV},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2012},
volume = {98},
pages = {779797},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2011.07.001}
}

Q.M. Wang; J.G. Li; S. Fritzsche; M. Godefroid; Z.W. Chang & C.Z. Dong.
Theoretical study of hyperfine structure constants of Ga isotopes.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,
Volume 388,
Article number 152009,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The hyperfine structure constants for the ground 4s24p 2P°3/2 and lowest excited states 4s25s 2S1/2 of 71Ga are calculated using the GRASP2K package based on the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method. Furthermore, the magnetic dipole (μ) and the electric quadrupole (Q) moments of the Ga isotopes from 67Ga to 81Ga are derived. 
BibTeX:
@conference{WangLiFritzscheEtAl2012,
author = {Wang, Q.M. and Li, J.G. and Fritzsche, S. and Godefroid, M. and Chang, Z.W. and Dong, C.Z.},
title = {Theoretical study of hyperfine structure constants of Ga isotopes},
journal = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
year = {2012},
volume = {388},
article number = {152009},
doi = {10.1088/17426596/388/15/152009}
}

S.E. Yoca; P. Palmeri; P. Quinet; G. Jumet & E. Biémont.
Radiative properties and corepolarization effects in the W 5+ ion.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 45,
Article number 035002,
2012.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The radiative properties of the W 5 + ion are investigated using two independent theoretical approaches, i.e. the HartreeFock method with relativistic corrections of Cowan and the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock method as implemented in the grasp2k package. The corevalence correlations are studied in detail comparing models where a corepolarization model potential plus a correction to the dipole operator are considered (HFR + CPOL) on the one hand, and coreexcited configurations are explicitly included in the configurationinteraction expansion of the atomic state function on the other hand. In general, a good agreement is found between the two theoretical methods. Corepolarization effects are remarkably strong lengthening the lifetimes up to 15%35% and even by a factor of 2 for the 5f levels. The lifetimes of the two 5f levels are found to be model dependent and particularly sensitive to corepenetration effects; precise measurements are clearly needed here. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{YocaPalmeriQuinetEtAl2012,
author = {Yoca, S.E. and Palmeri, P. and Quinet, P. and Jumet, G. and Biémont, E.},
title = {Radiative properties and corepolarization effects in the W 5+ ion},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2012},
volume = {45},
article number = {035002},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/45/3/035002}
}

S. Bogatko; E. Cauët & P. Geerlings.
Influence of F coordination on Al3+ hydrolysis reactions from density functional theory calculations.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C,
Volume 115,
Pages 69106921,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Aqua/hydroxo mononuclear Al3+ species coordinated by F  in aqueous solution are investigated using density functional theory (DFT B3LYP/6311++G(d,p)) and the polarized continuum model (PCM). Optimized gasphase geometries have been obtained for the species AlF(OH) n(H2O)m(2n)+ in which n = 0, 1, 2, or 3 while (n + m) = 3, 4, or 5. Analysis of the AlF, AlO, and OH bond lengths and the Al, F, O, and H natural charges of these complexes reveals clear trends that suggest increased acidity with decreasing coordination number (CN) and decreased water stability with increased hydrolysis. These observations are supported by the calculation and analysis of the dehydration and hydrolysis reaction Gibbs free energies δGaqueous dehydration and δGaqueous hydrolysis of the AlF(OH)n(H2O)m(2n) + complexes, which clearly show a strong correlation between increased hydrolysis and a preference to coordinate fewer water molecules. The combination of the appropriate δGaqueous dehydration and δGaqueous hydrolysis values generate the aqueous Gibbs free energies relative to AlF(H2O)52+ and demonstrate the clear transition from a 6 to 5 to 4 coordinate species as a function of ligand hydrolysis. Calculation of the equilibrium mole fraction of each species as a function of pH shows that this system is largely dominated by the AlF(OH) 1(H2O)41+ and AlF(OH) 31 species. A comparison of structural and electronic data with the aqueous Al3+ complexes shows a remarkable similarity when plotted against the number negative ligands (F or OH ), suggesting that the F anion coordinates the Al 3+ cation in a similar way to the remaining OH anions. The comparison of the calculated equilibrium mole fractions of each species displays important changes in the composition of our model system upon Al 3+ coordination by F in the direction of increased acidity of these complexes. Our predicted decreased stability of the Alwater bond is in complete agreement with experimental NMR observations of an increased water exchange rate upon F coordination of aqueous aluminum complexes. Our prediction of stable hydroxide ternary complexes is not in agreement with recent NMR data, which indicate that these complexes do not readily form. An explanation for this may lie in the increased lability of these complexes, which may lead to difficulties in NMR detection. © 2011 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{BogatkoCauetGeerlings2011,
author = {Bogatko, S. and Cauët, E. and Geerlings, P.},
title = {Influence of F coordination on Al3+ hydrolysis reactions from density functional theory calculations},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry C},
year = {2011},
volume = {115},
pages = {69106921},
doi = {10.1021/jp112076r}
}

T. Carette & M.R. Godefroid.
Ab initio calculations of the 33S 3p 4 3P J and 33S / 37, 35Cl 3p 5 2P o J hyperfine structures.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 44,
Article number 105001,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present highly correlated multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) calculations of the hyperfine structure of the 3p 5 2P o J levels of 33S  and 35, 37Cl. We obtain good agreement with observation. The hyperfine structure of the neutral sulphur 33S 3p 4 3P J lowest multiplet that has never been measured to the knowledge of the authors is also estimated theoretically. We discuss some interesting observations made on the description of the atomic core in MCHF theory. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{CaretteGodefroid2011,
author = {Carette, T. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Ab initio calculations of the 33S 3p 4 3P J and 33S / 37, 35Cl 3p 5 2P o J hyperfine structures},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2011},
volume = {44},
article number = {105001},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/44/10/105001}
}

T. Carette & M.R. Godefroid.
Theoretical study of the C 4S3/2o and 2D3/2,5/2o bound states and C ground configuration: Fine and hyperfine structures, isotope shifts, and transition probabilities.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 83,
Article number 062505,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This work is an ab initio study of the 2p34S3/2o, and 2D3/2,5/2o states of C and 2p23P0,1,2, 1D2, and 1S0 states of neutral carbon. We use the multiconfiguration HartreeFock approach, focusing on the accuracy of the wave function itself. We obtain all C  detachment thresholds, including correlation effects to about 0.5%. Isotope shifts and hyperfine structures are calculated. The achieved accuracy of the latter is of the order of 0.1 MHz. Intraconfiguration transition probabilities are also estimated. © 2011 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CaretteGodefroid2011a,
author = {Carette, T. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Theoretical study of the C 4S3/2o and 2D3/2,5/2o bound states and C ground configuration: Fine and hyperfine structures, isotope shifts, and transition probabilities},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2011},
volume = {83},
article number = {062505},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.83.062505}
}

E. Cauët.
Quantum mechanical methods related to ionization of nucleic acid bases.
DNA Microarrays, Synthesis and Synthetic DNA,
Pages 255284,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: Ab initio quantum mechanical methods provide microscopic insights into DNA characteristics and are, today, essential to the full interpretation and understanding of results obtained by experimental techniques. In this chapter we summarize the contributions of modern quantum chemicalcalculations to the determination of the electronic properties of DNA bases, isolated or embedded in base clusters. In particular, the calculations discussed concern the characterization of the molecular energy levels and potential energy surfaces, which shed light on ionization and charge migration along DNA molecules. We mainly consider the estimation of key parameters, such as ionization potentials (IPs) of DNA bases, which govern the charge injection into DNA. The effects of the stacking and Hbonding DNA base interactions and the solvation of DNA on these quantities are described. We also discuss the mechanisms of charge migration over stacked DNA bases. These aspects are illustrated by a survey of the literature and by our own selected recent results. © 2012 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@book{Cauet2011,
author = {Cauët, E.},
title = {Quantum mechanical methods related to ionization of nucleic acid bases},
journal = {DNA Microarrays, Synthesis and Synthetic DNA},
year = {2011},
pages = {255284}
}

E. Cauët.
Unique holetrapping property of the human telomere sequence.
Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics,
Volume 29,
Pages 557561,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The hypothetical protection of genes from oxidative damage provided by the Grich telomeric overhangs located at the end of chromosomes, which consist, in humans, of single strands of TTAGGG sequence repeats, is investigated here. First principle MøllerPlesset perturbation theory calculations reveal that the TTAGGG human telomere sequence is particularly prone to oxidation and can act as a profound hole trap as deep as a sequence of five consecutive guanines. In addition, we show that the sequence dependence is very important and that modifications in the human telomeric sequence can induce crucial changes in the electronic structure of the sequence, with concomitant increase of the ionization energy. These theoretical results provide, for the first time, quantitative data indicating a high and unique efficiency of the human telomeric sequence as a trap in longrange hole migration which will aid in the design of subsequent experiments. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{Cauet2011a,
author = {Cauët, E.},
title = {Unique holetrapping property of the human telomere sequence},
journal = {Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics},
year = {2011},
volume = {29},
pages = {557561},
doi = {10.1080/07391102.2011.10507405}
}

E. Gaidamauskas; C. Nazé; P. Rynkun; G. Gaigalas; P. Jönsson & M. Godefroid.
Tensorial form and matrix elements of the relativistic nuclear recoil operator.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 44,
Article number 175003,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Within the lowestorder relativistic approximation (∼v 2 /c 2 ) and to first order in m e /M, the tensorial form of the relativistic corrections of the nuclear recoil Hamiltonian is derived, opening interesting perspectives for calculating isotope shifts in the multiconfiguration DiracHartreeFock framework. Their calculation is illustrated for selected Li, B and Clike ions. This work underlines the fact that the relativistic corrections to the nuclear recoil are definitively necessary for obtaining reliable isotope shift values. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{GaidamauskasNazeRynkunEtAl2011,
author = {Gaidamauskas, E. and Nazé, C. and Rynkun, P. and Gaigalas, G. and Jönsson, P. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Tensorial form and matrix elements of the relativistic nuclear recoil operator},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2011},
volume = {44},
article number = {175003},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/44/17/175003}
}

J. Liévin; J. Demaison; M. Herman; A. Fayt & C. Puzzarini.
Comparison of the experimental, semiexperimental and ab initio equilibrium structures of acetylene: Influence of relativisitic effects and of the diagonal BornOppenheimer corrections.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 134,
Article number 064119,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The equilibrium structure of acetylene (also named ethyne) has been reinvestigated to resolve the small discrepancies noted between different determinations. The size of the system as well as the large amount of available experimental data provides the quite unique opportunity to check the magnitude and relevance of various contributions to equilibrium structure as well as to verify the accuracy of experimental results. With respect to pure theoretical investigation, quantumchemical calculations at the coupledcluster level have been employed together with extrapolation to the basis set limit, consideration of higher excitations in the cluster operator, inclusion of core correlation effects as well as relativistic and diagonal BornOppenheimer corrections. In particular, it is found that the extrapolation to the complete basis set limit, the inclusion of higher excitations in the electroniccorrelation treatment and the relativistic corrections are of the same order of magnitude. It also appears that a basis set as large as a corevalence quintuplezeta set is required for accurately accounting for the innershell correlation contribution. From a pure experimental point of view, the equilibrium structure has been determined using very accurate rotational constants recently obtained by a global analysis (that is to say that all nonnegligible interactions are explicitely included in the Hamiltonian matrix) of rovibrational spectra. Finally, a semiexperimental equilibrium structure (where the equilibrium rotational constants are obtained from the experimental ground state rotational constants and computed rovibrational corrections) has been obtained from the available experimental groundstate rotational constants for ten isotopic species corrected for computed vibrational corrections. Such a determination led to the revision of the groundstate rotational constants of two isotopologues, thus showing that structural determination is a good method to identify errors in experimental rotational constants. The three structures are found in a very good agreement, and our recommended values are rCC 120.2958(7) pm and rCH 106.164(1) pm. © 2011 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{LievinDemaisonHermanEtAl2011,
author = {Liévin, J. and Demaison, J. and Herman, M. and Fayt, A. and Puzzarini, C.},
title = {Comparison of the experimental, semiexperimental and ab initio equilibrium structures of acetylene: Influence of relativisitic effects and of the diagonal BornOppenheimer corrections},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2011},
volume = {134},
article number = {064119},
doi = {10.1063/1.3553203}
}

J. Loreau; J. Lecointre; X. Urbain & N. Vaeck.
Rovibrational analysis of the XUV photodissociation of HeH+ ions.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 84,
Article number 053412,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We investigate the dynamics of the photodissociation of the helium hydride ion HeH+ by XUV radiation with the aim to establish a detailed comparison with a recent experimental work carried out at the FLASH free electron laser using both vibrationally hot and cold ions. We determine the corresponding rovibrational distributions using a dissociative charge transfer setup and the same source conditions as in the FLASH experiment. Using a nonadiabatic timedependent wavepacket method, we calculate the partial photodissociation cross sections for the n=13 coupled electronic states of HeH+. We find good agreement with the experiment for the cross section into the He + H+ dissociative channel. On the other hand, we show that the experimental observation of the importance of the electronic states with n>3 cannot be well explained theoretically, especially for cold (v=0) ions. We find a good agreement with the experiment on the relative contribution of the Σ and Π states to the cross section for the He + + H channel, but only a qualitative one for the He + H+ channel. We discuss the factors that could explain the remaining discrepancies between theory and experiment. © 2011 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauLecointreUrbainEtAl2011,
author = {Loreau, J. and Lecointre, J. and Urbain, X. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Rovibrational analysis of the XUV photodissociation of HeH+ ions},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2011},
volume = {84},
article number = {053412},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.84.053412}
}

J. Loreau; S. Ryabchenko; A. Dalgarno & N. Vaeck.
Isotope effect in chargetransfer collisions of H with He+.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 84,
Article number 052720,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present a theoretical study of the isotope effect arising from the replacement of H by T in the chargetransfer collision H(n=2) + He +(1s) at low energy. Using a quasimolecular approach and a timedependent wavepacket method, we compute the cross sections for the reaction including the effects of the nonadiabatic radial and rotational couplings. For H(2s) + He+(1s) collisions, we find a strong isotope effect at energies below 1 eV/amu for both singlet and triplet states. We find a much smaller isotopic dependence of the cross section for H(2p) + He +(1s) collisions in triplet states, and no isotope effect in singlet states. We explain the isotope effect on the basis of the potential energy curves and the nonadiabatic couplings, and we evaluate the importance of the isotope effect on the chargetransfer rate coefficients. © 2011 American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauRyabchenkoDalgarnoEtAl2011,
author = {Loreau, J. and Ryabchenko, S. and Dalgarno, A. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Isotope effect in chargetransfer collisions of H with He+},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2011},
volume = {84},
article number = {052720},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.84.052720}
}

J. Loreau; P. Zhang & A. Dalgarno.
Elastic scattering and rotational excitation of nitrogen molecules by sodium atoms.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 135,
Article number 174301,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A quantal study of the rotational excitation of nitrogen molecules by sodium atoms is carried out. We present the twodimensional potential energy surface of the NaN2 complex, with the N2 molecule treated as a rigid rotor. The interaction potential is computed using the spin unrestricted coupledcluster method with single, double, and perturbative triple excitations (UCCSD(T)). The longrange part of the potential is constructed from the dynamic electric dipole polarizabilities of Na and N2. The total, differential, and momentum transfer cross sections for rotationally elastic and inelastic transitions are calculated using the closecoupling approach for energies between 5 cm1 and 1500 cm1. The collisional and momentum transfer rate coefficients are calculated for temperatures between 100 K and 300 K, corresponding to the conditions under which NaN2 collisions occur in the mesosphere. © 2011 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauZhangDalgarno2011,
author = {Loreau, J. and Zhang, P. and Dalgarno, A.},
title = {Elastic scattering and rotational excitation of nitrogen molecules by sodium atoms},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2011},
volume = {135},
article number = {174301},
doi = {10.1063/1.3653983}
}

M. Rooman; E. Cauët; J. Liévin & R. Wintjens.
Conformations consistent with charge migration observed in dna and rna xray structures.
Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics,
Volume 28,
Pages 949954,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Electron holes are known to migrate along the DNA or RNA duplexes and to localize preferentially on successive guanines. The stationary point conformations of Gua pairs that can trap or let pass these holes have been characterized by quantum chemistry calculations. Here we show their recurrent occurrence in DNA and RNA Xray structures, often in quadruplex conformations or in interaction with proteins, ligands or metal ions. These findings give support to the biological, possibly regulatory, roles of charge migration in cell functioning. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{RoomanCauetLievinEtAl2011,
author = {Rooman, M. and Cauët, E. and Liévin, J. and Wintjens, R.},
title = {Conformations consistent with charge migration observed in dna and rna xray structures},
journal = {Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics},
year = {2011},
volume = {28},
pages = {949954},
doi = {10.1080/073911011010524985}
}

S. Soorkia; N. Shafizadeh; J. Liévin; M.A. Gaveau; C. Pothier; J.M. Mestdagh; B. Soep & R.W. Field.
Determination of the ground electronic state in transition metal halides: ZrF.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 115,
Pages 96209632,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The spectroscopy of the ZrF radical, produced by a laser ablationmolecular beam experimental setup, has been investigated for the first time using a twocolor twophoton (1 + 1′) REMPI scheme and timeofflight (TOF) mass spectrometry detection. The region of intense bands 400470 nm has been studied, based upon the first spectroscopic observations of the isovalent ZrCl radical by Carroll and Daly.(1)The overall spectrum observed is complex. However, simultaneous and individual ion detection of the five naturally occurring isotopologues of ZrF has provided a crucial means of identifying band origins and characterization via the isotopic shift, δ iso, of the numerous vibronic transitions recorded. Hence, five (00) transitions, of which only two were free of overlap with other transitions, have been identified. The most intense (00) transition at 23113 cm 1 presented an unambiguously characteristic RQP rotational structure. From rotational contour simulations of the observed spectra, the nature of the ground electronic state is found to be unambiguously of 2Δ symmetry, leading to the assignment of this band as (00) 2Δ ← X 2Δ at 23113 cm 1. A set of transitions (10) 2Δ ← X 2Δ at 22105 cm 1 and (20) 2 ← X 2Δ at 22944 cm 1 involving the X 2Δ state has also been identified and analyzed. Furthermore, a second series of transitions with lesser intensity has also been related to the longlived metastable 4Σ  state: (30) 4Π 1/2 ← 4Σ  at 21801 cm 1, (20) 4Π 1/2 ← 4Σ  at 21285 cm 1 and (20) 4Σ  ← 4Σ  at 23568 cm 1. These spectroscopic assignments are supported by MRCI ab initio calculations, performed using the MOLPRO quantum chemistry package, and show that the lowlying excited states of the ZrF radical are the 4Σ  and 4 states lying at 2383 and 4179 cm 1 respectively above the ground X 2Δ state. The difference in the nature of ground state and ordering of the first electronic states with TiF (X 4)(24)and ZrCl,(5)respectively, is examined in terms of the ligand field theory (LFT)(7)applied to diatomic molecules. These results give a precise description of the electronic structure of the low lying electronic states of the ZrF transition metal radical. © 2011 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{SoorkiaShafizadehLievinEtAl2011,
author = {Soorkia, S. and Shafizadeh, N. and Liévin, J. and Gaveau, M.A. and Pothier, C. and Mestdagh, J.M. and Soep, B. and Field, R.W.},
title = {Determination of the ground electronic state in transition metal halides: ZrF},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2011},
volume = {115},
pages = {96209632},
doi = {10.1021/jp2004997}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
An analysis of the role of the BornOppenheimer approximation in calculating rotationalvibrational interactions in molecules.
Theoretical Chemistry Accounts,
Volume 130,
Pages 187195,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: It is argued that whether the use of the BornOppenheimer approximation is thought to require consideration of the potential energy surface in the context of a full Coulomb Schrödinger Hamiltonian in which translational and rotational motions are explicitly considered, and then it is inconsistent to treat that surface without allowing for the rotational motion of the molecule. Some of the implications of this upon the calculation of partition functions are considered. © 2011 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2011,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {An analysis of the role of the BornOppenheimer approximation in calculating rotationalvibrational interactions in molecules},
journal = {Theoretical Chemistry Accounts},
year = {2011},
volume = {130},
pages = {187195},
doi = {10.1007/s0021401109535}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & R.G. Woolley.
A comment on "Editorial 37".
Foundations of Chemistry,
Volume 13,
Pages 9395,
2011.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeWoolley2011,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Woolley, R.G.},
title = {A comment on "Editorial 37"},
journal = {Foundations of Chemistry},
year = {2011},
volume = {13},
pages = {9395},
doi = {10.1007/s1069801191104}
}

J.D. Tandy; J.G. Wang; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Investigating the electronic states of BaOH by Vtype double resonance spectroscopy and ab initio calculations: Further evidence of perturbation from the Ã′2Δ state.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 270,
Pages 4450,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A single band belonging to the Ã′2Δ X̃2Σ+ band system has been rotationally analyzed for each of the two isotopologues, BaOH and BaOD, using highresolution Vtype opticaloptical double resonance spectroscopy. BaOH and BaOD molecules were synthesized in a Broidatype oven. Highresolution spectra were recorded by monitoring the dip in fluorescence of the B2Σ+ X2Σ+ transition excited by a singlemode ring dye laser (pump laser), whilst a singlemode Ti:Sapphire laser scanned the corresponding Ã′2ΔX̃2 Σ+ transition. The observed spectra resemble a typical 2Π2Σ transition, believed to emanate from single or triple quanta of the bending vibration in the Ã ′2Δ state. Measured rotational lines have been assigned and rotational and fine structure parameters determined through a combined leastsquares fit with the millimeterwave pure rotational data of the X 2Σ+ state. Previous analyses of the Ã2ΠX̃2Σ+ transitions of BaOH and BaOD yielded significantly different spinorbit coupling constants, which were attributed to possible global and local perturbations arising from vibrationallyexcited bands of the A′2Δ state. Although the newly observed A′2Δ state bands have not been conclusively assigned a specific spin state, the derived Ωdoubling constants show significant 2Π1/2 character, further indicating strong interactions between the A2Π and A ′2Δ states of BaOH. To validate these conclusions, ab initio calculations have been carried out to further understand the nature of the BaOH excited states. The D̃′2Σ+, D̃2Σ+, C̃2Π, B̃2Σ+, Ã2Π, Ã′2Δ and X̃2Σ+ states have been characterized by means of multireference configuration interaction calculations using the MOLPRO software. Calculated vertical term energies show relatively good agreement with existing optical data. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{TandyWangLievinEtAl2011,
author = {Tandy, J.D. and Wang, J.G. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Investigating the electronic states of BaOH by Vtype double resonance spectroscopy and ab initio calculations: Further evidence of perturbation from the Ã′2Δ state},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2011},
volume = {270},
pages = {4450},
doi = {10.1016/j.jms.2011.08.009}
}

S. Vandenbussche; J. Reisse; K. Bartik & J. Lievin.
The search for a deterministic origin for the presence of nonracemic aminoacids in meteorites: A computational approach.
Chirality,
Volume 23,
Pages 367373,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Aminoacid enantiomeric excesses (ee's) have been detected in different types of carbonaceous chondrites, all in favor of the L enantiomer. In this article, we discuss possible deterministic causes to the presence of these aminoacid ee's in meteorites and evaluate in particular enantioselective photolysis by circularly polarized light (CPL). The electronic circular dichroism spectra of a set of amino and hydroxyacids, all detected in chondritic matter but some with ee's and others without ee's, were calculated and compared. The spectra were calculated for the most stable conformation(s) of the considered molecules using quantum mechanical methods (density functional theory). Our results suggest that CPL photolysis in the gas phase was perhaps not at the origin of the presence of ee's in meteorites and that the search for another, but still unknown, deterministic cause must be seriously undertaken. © 2011 WileyLiss, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{VandenbusscheReisseBartikEtAl2011,
author = {Vandenbussche, S. and Reisse, J. and Bartik, K. and Lievin, J.},
title = {The search for a deterministic origin for the presence of nonracemic aminoacids in meteorites: A computational approach},
journal = {Chirality},
year = {2011},
volume = {23},
pages = {367373},
doi = {10.1002/chir.20933}
}

K. Wang; C.Y. Chen; M. Huang; Y.S. Wang & Y.M. Zou.
Radiative rates and electron impact excitation rate coefficients for Nelike selenium, Se XXV.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 97,
Pages 426480,
2011.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In this article we report calculations of energy levels, radiative rates, electron impact collision strengths, and effective collision strengths for transitions among the 241 finestructure levels arising from 2l8 and 2l7n'l' (n'≤6 and l'≤n'1) configurations of Nelike Se XXV using the Flexible Atomic Code. Energy levels and radiative rates are calculated within the relativistic configurationinteraction method. Direct excitation collision strengths are calculated using the relativistic distortedwave approximation and highenergy collision strengths are obtained in the relativistic planewave approximation. Resonance contributions through the relevant Nalike doublyexcited configurations 2l7n'l'n"l" (3≤n'≤7, l'≤n'1, n'≤n"≤50, and l"≤8) are explicitly taken into account via the independentprocess and isolatedresonance approximation using distorted waves. Resonant stabilizing transitions and possibly important radiative decays from the resonances toward lowlying autoionizing levels are considered. In addition, the resonance contributions from Nalike 2l63l'3l"n'"'l"' (n"'=36) configurations are included and found to be predominant for many transitions among the singlyexcited states in Nelike Se XXV. We present the radiative rates, oscillator strengths, and line strengths for all electric dipole, magnetic dipole, electric quadrupole, magnetic quadrupole, electric octopole, and magnetic octopole transitions among the 241 levels. The effective collision strengths are reported for all 28920 transitions among the 241 levels over a wide temperature range up to 10 keV. To assess the reliability and accuracy of the present collisional data, we have performed a 27state closecoupling calculation, employing the Dirac Rmatrix theory. The results from the closecoupling calculation and the independentprocess calculation for the identical target states are found to be in good agreement. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangChenHuangEtAl2011,
author = {Wang, K. and Chen, C.Y. and Huang, M. and Wang, Y.S. and Zou, Y.M.},
title = {Radiative rates and electron impact excitation rate coefficients for Nelike selenium, Se XXV},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {2011},
volume = {97},
pages = {426480},
doi = {10.1016/j.adt.2011.03.004}
}

A. Borgoo; O. Scharf; G. Gaigalas & M. Godefroid.
Multiconfiguration electron density function for the ATSP2Kpackage.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 181,
Pages 426439,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A new atsp2K module is presented for evaluating the electron density function of any multiconfiguration HartreeFock or configuration interaction wave function in the nonrelativistic or relativistic BreitPauli approximation. It is first stressed that the density function is not a priori spherically symmetric in the general open shell case. Ways of building it as a spherical symmetric function are discussed, from which the radial electron density function emerges. This function is written in second quantized coupled tensorial form for exploring the atomic spherical symmetry. The calculation of its expectation value is performed using the angular momentum theory in orbital, spin, and quasispin spaces, adopting a generalized graphical technique. The natural orbitals are evaluated from the diagonalization of the density matrix. Program summary: Program title: DENSITY. Catalogue identifier: AEFR_v1_0. Program summary URL: http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEFR_v1_0.html. Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland. Licensing provisions: Standard CPC license, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html. No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 6603. No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 169 881. Distribution format: tar.gz. Programming language: FORTRAN 90. Computer: HP XC Cluster Platform 4000. Operating system: HP XC System Software 3.2.1, which is a Linux distribution compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Advanced Server. Word size: 32 bits. Classification: 2.1, 2.9, 4.1. Subprograms used:A table is presented. Nature of problem: This program determines the atomic electronic density in the MCHF (LS) or BreitPauli (LS J) approximation. It also evaluates the natural orbitals by diagonalizing the density matrix. Solution method: Building the density operator using second quantization  spherical symmetry averaging  evaluating the matrix elements of the onebody excitation operators in the configuration state function (CSF) space using the angular momentum theory in orbital, spin, and quasispin spaces. Restrictions: Original restrictions from ATSP2K package, i.e. all orbitals within a wave function expansion are assumed to be orthonormal. Configuration states are restricted to at most eight subshells in addition to the closed shells common to all configuration states. The maximum size of the working arrays, related to the number of CSFs and active orbitals, is limited by the available memory and disk space. Unusual features: The programming style is essentially F77 with extensions for the POINTER data type and associated memory allocation. These have been available on workstations for more than a decade, but their implementations are compiler dependent. The present code has been installed and tested extensively using the Portland Group, pgf90, compiler. Running time: The calculation of the electron density for an n = 9 complete active space (CAS) MCHF wave function (271 733 CSFs  45 orbitals) takes around 9 minutes on one AMD Opteron dualcore at 2.4 GHz CPU. References: [1]C. Froese Fischer, G. Tachiev, G. Gaigalas, M.R. Godefroid, An MCHF atomicstructure package for largescale calculation, Comput. Phys. Commun. 176 (2007) 559579. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{BorgooScharfGaigalasEtAl2010,
author = {Borgoo, A. and Scharf, O. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Multiconfiguration electron density function for the ATSP2Kpackage},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {2010},
volume = {181},
pages = {426439},
doi = {10.1016/j.cpc.2009.10.014}
}

T. Carette; C. Drag; O. Scharf; C. Blondel; C. Delsart; C. Froese Fischer & M. Godefroid.
Isotope shift in the sulfur electron affinity: Observation and theory.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 81,
Article number 042522,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The sulfur electron affinities eA(S) are measured by photodetachment microscopy for the two isotopes S32 and S34 (16752.9753(41) and 16752.9776(85) cm1, respectively). The isotope shift in the electron affinity is found to be more probably positive, eA(S34)eA(S32) =+0.0023(70) cm 1, but the uncertainty allows for the possibility that it may be either "normal" [eA(S34) eA(S32)] or "anomalous" [eA(S34) <eA(S32)]. The isotope shift is estimated theoretically using elaborate correlation models, monitoring the electron affinity and the mass polarization term expectation value. The theoretical analysis predicts a very large specific mass shift (SMS) that counterbalances the normal mass shift (NMS) and produces an anomalous isotope shift eA(S34)eA(S32) =0.0053(24) cm1, field shift corrections included. The total isotope shift can always be written as the sum of the NMS (here +0.0169 cm1) and a residual isotope shift (RIS). Since the NMS has nearly no uncertainty, the comparison between experimental and theoretical RIS is more fair. With respective values of 0.0146(70) cm1 and 0.0222(24) cm1, these residual isotope shifts are found to agree within the estimated uncertainties. © 2010 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CaretteDragScharfEtAl2010,
author = {Carette, T. and Drag, C. and Scharf, O. and Blondel, C. and Delsart, C. and Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Isotope shift in the sulfur electron affinity: Observation and theory},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {81},
article number = {042522},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.81.042522}
}

T. Carette; M. Nemouchi; P. Jönsson & M. Godefroid.
Saturation spectra of low lying states of Nitrogen: Reconciling experiment with theory.
European Physical Journal D,
Volume 60,
Pages 231242,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The hyperfine constants of the levels 2p 2 ( 3 P)3s 4 P J , 2p 2 ( 3 P)3p 4 P o J and 2p 2 ( 3 P)3p 4 D o J , deduced by Jennerich et al. [Eur. Phys. J. D 40, 81 (2006)] from the observed hyperfine structures of the transitions 2p 2 ( 3 P)3s 4 P J → 2p 2 ( 3 P)3p 4 P o J and 2p 2 ( 3 P)3s 4 P J → 2p 2 ( 3 P)3p 4 D o J recorded by saturation spectroscopy in the nearinfrared, strongly disagree with the ab initio values of Jönsson et al. [J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 43, 115006 (2010)]. We propose a new interpretation of the recorded weak spectral lines. If the latter are indeed reinterpreted as crossover signals, a new set of experimental hyperfine constants is deduced, in very good agreement with the ab initio predictions. © 2010 EDP Sciences, SIF, SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg. 
BibTeX:
@article{CaretteNemouchiJoenssonEtAl2010,
author = {Carette, T. and Nemouchi, M. and Jönsson, P. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Saturation spectra of low lying states of Nitrogen: Reconciling experiment with theory},
journal = {European Physical Journal D},
year = {2010},
volume = {60},
pages = {231242},
doi = {10.1140/epjd/e2010002412}
}

E. Cauët; S. Bogatko; E. Mugeniwabagara; L. Fusaro; A. KirschDe Mesmaeker; M. Luhmer & N. Vaeck.
Density functional theory interpretation of the 1H photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization enhancements characterizing photoreduced polyazaaromatic Ru(II) coordination complexes.
Inorganic Chemistry,
Volume 49,
Pages 78267831,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The unprotonated and protonated monoreduced forms of the polyazaaromatic Ru(II) coordination complexes [Ru(tap)3]2+ and [Ru(tap)2(phen)]2+ (tap = 1,4,5,8tetraazaphenanthrene; phen = 1,10phenanthroline), that is, [Ru(tap)3]•+, [Ru(tap)2(phen)]•+, [Ru(tap)2(tapH)] •2+, and [Ru(tap)(tapH)(phen)]•2+, were studied by Density Functional Theory (DFT). The electron spin density of these radical cations, the isotropic Fermicontact, and the anisotropic dipolar contributions to the hyperfine coupling constants of the H nuclei were calculated in vacuo and using a continuum model for water solvation. For [Ru(tap)2(phen)] •+, as well as for its protonated form, the DFT results show that the unpaired electron is not localized on the phen ligand. For both [Ru(tap)3]•+ and [Ru(tap)2(phen)] •+, they reveal high electron spin density in the vicinity of tap H2 and tap H7 (the H atoms in the ortho position of the tap nonchelating N atoms). These results are in full agreement with recent steadystate 1H photoChemically Induced Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (photoCIDNP) measurements. The DFT calculations performed for the protonated species also predict major 1H photoCIDNP enhancements at these positions. Interestingly, they indicate significantly different polarization for tap H9,10, suggesting that the occurrence of a photoinduced electron transfer with protonation of the reduced species might be detected by highprecision photoCIDNP experiments. © 2010 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetBogatkoMugeniwabagaraEtAl2010,
author = {Cauët, E. and Bogatko, S. and Mugeniwabagara, E. and Fusaro, L. and KirschDe Mesmaeker, A. and Luhmer, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Density functional theory interpretation of the 1H photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization enhancements characterizing photoreduced polyazaaromatic Ru(II) coordination complexes},
journal = {Inorganic Chemistry},
year = {2010},
volume = {49},
pages = {78267831},
doi = {10.1021/ic100636j}
}

E. Cauët; S. Bogatko; J.H. Weare; J.L. Fulton; G.K. Schenter & E.J. Bylaska.
Structure and dynamics of the hydration shells of the Zn2+ ion from ab initio molecular dynamics and combined ab initio and classical molecular dynamics simulations.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 132,
Article number 194502,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Results of ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations (density functional theory+PBE96) of the dynamics of waters in the hydration shells surrounding the Zn2+ ion (T≈300 K, ρ ≈1 gm/ cm3) are compared to simulations using a combined quantum and classical molecular dynamics [AIMD/molecular mechanical (MM)] approach. Both classes of simulations were performed with 64 solvating water molecules (∼15 ps) and used the same methods in the electronic structure calculation (planewave basis set, time steps, effective mass, etc.). In the AIMD/MM calculation, only six waters of hydration were included in the quantum mechanical (QM) region. The remaining 58 waters were treated with a published flexible waterwater interaction potential. No reparametrization of the waterwater potential was attempted. Additional AIMD/MM simulations were performed with 256 water molecules. The hydration structures predicted from the AIMD and AIMD/MM simulations are found to agree in detail with each other and with the structural results from xray data despite the very limited QM region in the AIMD/MM simulation. To further evaluate the agreement of these parameterfree simulations, predicted extended xray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectra were compared directly to the recently obtained EXAFS data and they agree in remarkable detail with the experimental observations. The first hydration shell contains six water molecules in a highly symmetric octahedral structure is (maximally located at 2.132.15 Å versus 2.072 Å EXAFS experiment). The widths of the peak of the simulated EXAFS spectra agree well with the data (8.4 Å2 versus 8.9 Å2 in experiment). Analysis of the Hbond structure of the hydration region shows that the second hydration shell is trigonally bound to the first shell water with a high degree of agreement between the AIMD and AIMD/MM calculations. Beyond the second shell, the bonding pattern returns to the tetrahedral structure of bulk water. The AIMD/MM results emphasize the importance of a quantum description of the first hydration shell to correctly describe the hydration region. In these calculations the full d10 electronic structure of the valence shell of the Zn2+ ion is retained. The simulations show substantial and complex charge relocation on both the Zn 2+ ion and the first hydration shell. The dipole moment of the waters in the first hydration shell is 3.4 D (3.3 D AIMD/MM) versus 2.73 D bulk. Little polarization is found for the waters in the second hydration shell (2.8 D). No exchanges were seen between the first and the second hydrations shells; however, many water transfers between the second hydration shell and the bulk were observed. For 64 waters, the AIMD and AIMD/MM simulations give nearly identical results for exchange dynamics. However, in the larger particle simulations (256 waters) there is a significant reduction in the second shell to bulk exchanges. © 2010 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetBogatkoWeareEtAl2010,
author = {Cauët, E. and Bogatko, S. and Weare, J.H. and Fulton, J.L. and Schenter, G.K. and Bylaska, E.J.},
title = {Structure and dynamics of the hydration shells of the Zn2+ ion from ab initio molecular dynamics and combined ab initio and classical molecular dynamics simulations},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {132},
article number = {194502},
doi = {10.1063/1.3421542}
}

E. Cauët; M. Valiev & J.H. Weare.
Vertical ionization potentials of nucleobases in a fully solvated DNA environment.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B,
Volume 114,
Pages 58865894,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Vertical ionization potentials (IPs) of nucleobases embedded in a fully solvated DNA fragment (12mer BDNA fragment + 22 sodium counterions + 5760 water molecules equilibrated to 298 K) have been calculated using a combined quantum mechanical molecular mechanics (QM/MM) approach. Calculations of the vertical IP of the anion Cl are reported that support the accuracy of the application of a QM/MM method to this problem. It is shown that the π nucleotide HOMO origin for the emitted electron is localized on the base by the hydration structure surrounding the DNA in a way similar to that recently observed for pyrimidine nucleotides in aqueous solutions (Slavícě k, P.; et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 6460). In a first step, a high level of theory, CCSD(T)/augccpVDZ, was used to calculate the vertical IP of each of the four single bases isolated in the QM region while the remaining DNA fragment, counterions, and water solvent molecules were included in the MM region. The calculated vertical IPs show a large positive shift of 3.23.3 eV compared to the corresponding gasphase values. This shift is similar for all four DNA bases. The origin of the large increase in vertical IPs of nucleobases is found to be the longrange electrostatic interactions with the solvation structure outside the DNA helix. Thermal fluctuations in the fluid can result in IP changes of roughly 1 eV on a picosecond time scale. IPs of πstacked and Hbonded clusters of DNA bases were also calculated using the same QM/MM model but with a lower level of theory, B3LYP/631G(d=0.2). An IP shift of 4.02 eV relative to the gas phase is found for a fourbasepair BDNA duplex configuration. The primary goal of this work was to estimate the influence of longrange solvation interactions on the ionization properties of DNA bases rather than provide highly precise IP evaluations. The QM/MM model presented in this work provides an attractive method to treat the difficult problem of incorporating a detailed longrange structural model of physiological conditions into investigations of the electronic processes in DNA. © 2010 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetValievWeare2010,
author = {Cauët, E. and Valiev, M. and Weare, J.H.},
title = {Vertical ionization potentials of nucleobases in a fully solvated DNA environment},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry B},
year = {2010},
volume = {114},
pages = {58865894},
doi = {10.1021/jp9120723}
}

C.Y. Chen; K. Wang; M. Huang; Y.S. Wang & Y.M. Zou.
Radiative rates and electron impact excitation rate coefficients for Hlike Fe XXVI.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer,
Volume 111,
Pages 843856,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In this paper we report on calculations on energy levels, radiative rates, collision strengths, and effective collision strengths for transitions among the lowest 36 levels of the n ≤ 6 configurations of Hlike Fe XXVI. Flexible atomic code (FAC) is adopted for the calculation. Energy levels and radiative rates are calculated within relativistic configurationinteraction method. Direct excitation collision strength is calculated using relativistic distortedwave approximation. Resonance contributions through the relevant Helike doubly excited n′ l′ n″ l″ configurations with n′ ≤ 7 and n″ ≤ 75 are explicitly taken into account using the isolated process and isolated resonances approximation. We present the radiative rates, oscillator strengths, and line strengths for all electric dipole (E1), magnetic dipole (M1), electric quadrupole (E2), and magnetic quadrupole (M2) transitions among the 36 levels. Furthermore, collision strengths and effective collision strengths are reported for all the 630 transitions among the above 36 levels over a wide energy (temperature) range up to 25 keV (109 K). Extensive comparisons are made with earlier available results and the accuracy of the data is assessed. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{ChenWangHuangEtAl2010,
author = {Chen, C.Y. and Wang, K. and Huang, M. and Wang, Y.S. and Zou, Y.M.},
title = {Radiative rates and electron impact excitation rate coefficients for Hlike Fe XXVI},
journal = {Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},
year = {2010},
volume = {111},
pages = {843856},
doi = {10.1016/j.jqsrt.2009.11.028}
}

P. Jönsson; T. Carette; M. Nemouchi & M. Godefroid.
Ab initio calculations of 14 N and 15 N hyperfine structures.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 43,
Article number 115006,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Hyperfine structure parameters are calculated for the 2p 2 ( 3 P)3s 4 P J , 2p 2 ( 3 P)3p 4 P o J and 2p 2 ( 3 P)3p 4 D o J levels, using the ab initio multiconfiguration HartreeFock method. The theoretical hyperfine coupling constants are in complete disagreement with the experimental values of Jennerich et al deduced from the analysis of the nearinfrared Dopplerfree saturated absorption spectra. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{JoenssonCaretteNemouchiEtAl2010,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Carette, T. and Nemouchi, M. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Ab initio calculations of 14 N and 15 N hyperfine structures},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {43},
article number = {115006},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/43/11/115006}
}

J. Loreau; J. Liévin; P. Palmeri; P. Quinet & N. Vaeck.
Ab initio calculation of the 66 lowlying electronic states of HeH +: Adiabatic and diabatic representations.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 43,
Article number 065101,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Using the quantum chemistry package MOLPRO and an adapted basis set, we have calculated the adiabatic potential energy curves of the first 20 1Σ+, 19 3Σ+, 12 1Π, 9 3Π, 4 1Δ and 2 3Δ electronic states of the HeH+ molecular ion in CASSCF and CI approaches. The results are compared with previous works. The radial and rotational nonadiabatic coupling matrix elements as well as the dipole moments are also calculated. The asymptotic behaviour of the potential energy curves and of the various couplings between the states is also studied. Using the radial couplings, the diabatic representation is defined and we present an example of our diabatization procedure on the 1Σ + states. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauLievinPalmeriEtAl2010,
author = {Loreau, J. and Liévin, J. and Palmeri, P. and Quinet, P. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Ab initio calculation of the 66 lowlying electronic states of HeH +: Adiabatic and diabatic representations},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {43},
article number = {065101},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/43/6/065101}
}

J. Loreau; J. Lívin & N. Vaeck.
Radiative lifetime of the a 3∑+ + state of HeH+ from ab initio calculations.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 133,
Article number 114302,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The first metastable triplet state of HeH+ was found to be present in ion beam experiments, with its lifetime estimated to be between hundreds of milliseconds and thousand of seconds. In this work, we use ab initio methods to evaluate the radiative lifetimes of the six vibrational levels of the a 3∑+ of HeH+. The transition a 3∑+ → X1∑+ is spinforbidden, but acquires intensity through spinorbit interaction with the singlet and triplet Π states. Large scale CASSCF/MRCI calculations using an adapted basis set were performed to determine the potential energy curves of the relevant states of HeH+ as well as the matrix elements of the dipole and spinorbit operators. The wave functions and energies of the vibrational levels of the a3∑+ and X1∑+ states are obtained using a Bspline method and compared to previous works. We find that the radiative lifetime of the vibrational levels increases strongly with v, the lifetime of the v=0 state being 150 s. We also analyze the contributions from discrete and continuum parts of the spectrum. With such a long lifetime, the a3∑+ state could have astrophysical implications. © 2010 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauLivinVaeck2010,
author = {Loreau, J. and Lívin, J. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Radiative lifetime of the a 3∑+ + state of HeH+ from ab initio calculations},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {133},
article number = {114302},
doi = {10.1063/1.3481782}
}

J. Loreau; K. Sodoga; D. Lauvergnat; M. DesouterLecomte & N. Vaeck.
Ab initio calculation of H+He+ chargetransfer cross sections for plasma physics.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 82,
Article number 012708,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The chargetransfer in lowenergy (0.25 to 150eV/amu) H(nl)+He +(1s) collisions is investigated using a quasimolecular approach for the n=2,3 as well as the first two n=4 singlet states. The diabatic potential energy curves of the HeH+ molecular ion are obtained from the adiabatic potential energy curves and the nonadiabatic radial coupling matrix elements using a twobytwo diabatization method, and a timedependent wavepacket approach is used to calculate the statetostate cross sections. We find a strong dependence of the chargetransfer cross section on the principal and orbital quantum numbers n and l of the initial or final state. We estimate the effect of the nonadiabatic rotational couplings, which is found to be important even at energies below 1eV/amu. However, the effect is small on the total cross sections at energies below 10eV/amu. We observe that to calculate chargetransfer cross sections in an n manifold, it is only necessary to include states with n′≤n, and we discuss the limitations of our approach as the number of states increases. © 2010 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LoreauSodogaLauvergnatEtAl2010,
author = {Loreau, J. and Sodoga, K. and Lauvergnat, D. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Ab initio calculation of H+He+ chargetransfer cross sections for plasma physics},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {82},
article number = {012708},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.82.012708}
}

P. Mathonet; S. Krins; M. Godefroid; L. Lamata; E. Solano & T. Bastin.
Entanglement equivalence of Nqubit symmetric states.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 81,
Article number 052315,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We study the interconversion of multipartite symmetric Nqubit states under stochastic local operations and classical communication (SLOCC). We demonstrate that if two symmetric states can be connected with a nonsymmetric invertible local operation (ILO), then they belong necessarily to the separable, W, or GreenbergerHorneZeilinger (GHZ) entanglement class, establishing a practical method of discriminating subsets of entanglement classes. Furthermore, we prove that there always exists a symmetric ILO connecting any pair of symmetric Nqubit states equivalent under SLOCC, simplifying the requirements for experimental implementations of local interconversion of those states. © 2010 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{MathonetKrinsGodefroidEtAl2010,
author = {Mathonet, P. and Krins, S. and Godefroid, M. and Lamata, L. and Solano, E. and Bastin, T.},
title = {Entanglement equivalence of Nqubit symmetric states},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {81},
article number = {052315},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.81.052315}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
To what question is the clampednuclei electronic potential the answer?.
Theoretical Chemistry Accounts,
Volume 127,
Pages 121131,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An examination is made of how the nuclear motion Hamiltonian arises from a consideration of solutions to the eigenvalue problem for the full Coulomb Hamiltonian and the role played by the usual clampednuclei electronic Hamiltonian in the construction of such solutions. © 2009 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2010,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {To what question is the clampednuclei electronic potential the answer?},
journal = {Theoretical Chemistry Accounts},
year = {2010},
volume = {127},
pages = {121131},
doi = {10.1007/s0021400905940}
}

S. Verdebout; P. Jönsson; G. Gaigalas; M. Godefroid & C.F. Fischer.
Exploring biorthonormal transformations of paircorrelation functions in atomic structure variational calculations.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 43,
Article number 074017,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Multiconfiguration expansions frequently target valence correlation and correlation between valence electrons and the outermost core electrons. Correlation within the core is often neglected. A large orbital basis is needed to saturate both the valence and corevalence correlation effects. This in turn leads to huge numbers of configuration state functions (CSFs), many of which are unimportant. To avoid the problems inherent to the use of a single common orthonormal orbital basis for all correlation effects in the multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) method, we propose to optimize independent MCHF paircorrelation functions (PCFs), bringing their own orthonormal oneelectron basis. Each PCF is generated by allowing single and doubleexcitations from a multireference (MR) function. This computational scheme has the advantage of using targeted and optimally localized orbital sets for each PCF. These paircorrelation functions are coupled together and with each component of the MR space through a low dimension generalized eigenvalue problem. Nonorthogonal orbital sets being involved, the interaction and overlap matrices are built using biorthonormal transformation of the coupled basis sets followed by a countertransformation of the PCF expansions. Applied to the ground state of beryllium, the new method gives total energies that are lower than the ones from traditional complete active space (CAS)MCHF calculations using large orbital active sets. It is fair to say that we now have the possibility to account for, in a balanced way, correlation deep down in the atomic core in variational calculations. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VerdeboutJoenssonGaigalasEtAl2010,
author = {Verdebout, S. and Jönsson, P. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M. and Fischer, C.F.},
title = {Exploring biorthonormal transformations of paircorrelation functions in atomic structure variational calculations},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {43},
article number = {074017},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/43/7/074017}
}

K. Wang; C.Y. Chen; M. Huang; Y.S. Wang; Y.M. Zou & J.L. Zeng.
Electron impact excitation for Plike Ni XIV.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 43,
Article number 175202,
2010.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In this paper we report the calculations on effective collision strengths for electron impact excitations among the 41 levels of 3s23p 3, 3s3p4 and 3s23p23d configurations in Ni XIV. The Dirac Rmatrix theory and the relativistic distortedwave method in conjunction with isolated resonance approximation are adopted for the calculations. Detailed comparisons between the results obtained from the above two methods show that the independent process and isolated resonance approximation using distorted waves can describe the near threshold resonances reasonably well for most transitions in Ni XIV, though channelcoupling effects are found to be important for weak transitions. Resonances enlarge significantly the effective collision strengths for many transitions, even by over two orders of magnitude. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd Printed in the UK & the USA. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangChenHuangEtAl2010,
author = {Wang, K. and Chen, C.Y. and Huang, M. and Wang, Y.S. and Zou, Y.M. and Zeng, J.L.},
title = {Electron impact excitation for Plike Ni XIV},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2010},
volume = {43},
article number = {175202},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/43/17/175202}
}

T. Bastin; S. Krins; P. Mathonet; M. Godefroid; L. Lamata & E. Solano.
Operational families of entanglement classes for symmetric Nqubit states.
Physical Review Letters,
Volume 103,
Article number 070503,
2009.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We solve the entanglement classification under stochastic local operations and classical communication (SLOCC) for all multipartite symmetric states in the general Nqubit case. For this purpose, we introduce 2 parameters playing a crucial role, namely, the diversity degree and the degeneracy configuration of a symmetric state. Those parameters give rise to a simple method of identifying operational families of SLOCC entanglement classes of all symmetric Nqubit states, where the number of families grows as the partition function of the number of qubits. © 2009 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{BastinKrinsMathonetEtAl2009,
author = {Bastin, T. and Krins, S. and Mathonet, P. and Godefroid, M. and Lamata, L. and Solano, E.},
title = {Operational families of entanglement classes for symmetric Nqubit states},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
year = {2009},
volume = {103},
article number = {070503},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.070503}
}

E. Cauëet & J. Liévin.
Ab initio study of the electron transfer in an ionized stacked complex of guanines.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 113,
Pages 98819890,
2009.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The charge transfer process in an ionized stacking of two consecutive guanines (G5'G3')+ has been studied by means of stateaveraged CASSCF/MRCI and RASSCF/RASPT2 calculations. The ground and two first excited states of the radical cation have been characterized, and the topology of the corresponding potential energy surfaces (PESs) has been studied as a function of all intermolecular geometrical parameters. The results demonstrate that the charge transfer process in (G5'G 3') is governed by the avoiding crossing between the ground and first excited states of the complex. Relative translation motions of both guanines in their molecular planes are shown to lead to the charge migration between G5' and G3'. Five stationary points (three minima and two saddle points) have been characterized along the reaction path describing the passage of the positive charge from G5' to G 3'. The global minimum on the PES is found to correspond to the charge configuration G5'+G3'. The existence of an intermediate minimum along the reaction path has been established, characterizing a structure where the positive charge is equally distributed between the two guanines. The calculated energy profile allowed us to determine the height of the potential energy barrier (7.33 kcal/mol) and to evaluate the electronic coupling at a geometry close to the avoiding crossing (3.6 kcal/mol). Test calculations showed that the topology of the ground state PES of the complex GG+ is qualitatively conserved upon optimization of the intramolecular geometrical parameters of the stationary points. © 2009 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CaueetLievin2009,
author = {Cauëet, E. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Ab initio study of the electron transfer in an ionized stacked complex of guanines},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2009},
volume = {113},
pages = {98819890},
doi = {10.1021/jp902426p}
}

F. Laruelle; S. BoyéPéronne; D. Gauyacq & J. Liévin.
Revisiting mulliken's concepts about rydberg states and rydbergvalence interactions from largescale ab initio calculations on the acetylene molecule.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 113,
Pages 1321013220,
2009.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A quantitative characterization of the Rydberg and valence singlet electronic states of acetylene lying in the 510.7 eV region is performed by using largescale ab initio calculations. A special attention is paid on the comparison between the present calculations and Mulliken's concepts for Rydberg states, based on singleelectron and singleconfiguration description. Most of the properties of the Rydberg states have been qualitatively understood via this comparison, mainly shown by the shape and size of the outer Rydberg molecular orbital. More quantitatively, Rydbergvalence mixing has been evaluated in several excited energy regions, as for instance, the interaction between the C̃ ' (1π g ) 2 1 A g doubly excited valence state and the manifold of electronic components of the np series, or the interaction between the Ẽ 1π g 1 B u valence state and the F̃ 3dπg 1 σ u + Rydberg state. The rapid predissociation of the lowest C̃ 3só 1.u Rydberg state has been interpreted as a case of Rydbergization, earlier predicted by Mulliken. © 2009 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LaruelleBoyePeronneGauyacqEtAl2009,
author = {Laruelle, F. and BoyéPéronne, S. and Gauyacq, D. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Revisiting mulliken's concepts about rydberg states and rydbergvalence interactions from largescale ab initio calculations on the acetylene molecule},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2009},
volume = {113},
pages = {1321013220},
doi = {10.1021/jp903948k}
}

C. Lauzin; K. Didriche; P. Macko; J. Demaison; J. Lievin & M. Herman.
12C2H2Ar van der Waals complex.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 113,
Pages 23592365,
2009.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: New theoretical and experimental results on the acetyleneAr van der Waals complex are presented and the literature is reviewed. New ab initio calculations at the MP2 level were performed using large basis sets with diffuse functions and taking into account the basis set superposition error. It was found that the structure of acetylene is not significantly altered by the complexation and that its vibrational frequencies are only slightly lowered. Finally, it was observed that the calculated properties of the complex (structure, vibrational spectrum, bond dissociation energy) are not sensitive to the structure imposed on acetylene. Experimentally, acetyleneAr was produced in a supersonic expansion under experimental conditions corresponding to 9 K rotational temperature. Thanks to the performances of CWCRDS detection, the Ka = 0 ← 1, 1 ← 0, and 2 ← 1 sub bands of the v1 + v3 band could be recorded and resolved and most of their lines assigned. Upperstate rotational constants were fitted, however not including the upper Ka = 2 state, which shows Kdoubling the opposite of the expected. The Lorentzian width of most line profiles sets the mean lifetime to some 7.5 ns. Local perturbations affecting line positions and/or line widths are demonstrated. Additional series of lines tentatively attributed to acetyleneAr are discussed.© 2009 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LauzinDidricheMackoEtAl2009,
author = {Lauzin, C. and Didriche, K. and Macko, P. and Demaison, J. and Lievin, J. and Herman, M.},
title = {12C2H2Ar van der Waals complex},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2009},
volume = {113},
pages = {23592365},
doi = {10.1021/jp8077908}
}

M. Nemouchi & M.R. Godefroid.
Irreducible tensor form of the relativistic corrections to the M1 transition operator.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 42,
Article number 175002,
2009.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The relativistic corrections to the magnetic dipole moment operator in the Pauli approximation were derived originally by Drake (1971 Phys. Rev. A 3 908). In the present paper, we derive their irreducible tensoroperator form to be used in atomic structure codes adopting the FanoRacahWigner algebra for calculating its matrix elements. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{NemouchiGodefroid2009,
author = {Nemouchi, M. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Irreducible tensor form of the relativistic corrections to the M1 transition operator},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2009},
volume = {42},
article number = {175002},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/42/17/175002}
}

R.S. Ram; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Fourier transform emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on WO.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 256,
Pages 216227,
2009.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Emission spectra of WO have been observed in the 400035 000 cm1 region using a Fourier transform spectrometer. Molecules were produced by exciting a mixture of WCl6 vapor and He in a microwave discharge lamp. A 3Σ state has been assigned as the ground state of WO based on a rotational analysis of the observed bands and ab initio calculations. After rotational analysis, a majority of strong bands have been classified into three groups. Most of the transitions belonging to the first group have an Ω = 0+ state as the lower state while the bands in the second group have an Ω′′ = 1 state as the lower state. These two lower states have been assigned as X0+ and X1 spin components of the X3Σ ground state of WO. The third group consists of additional bands interconnected by common vibrational levels involving some very lowlying states. The spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states have been predicted from ab initio calculations. The details of the rotational analysis are presented and an attempt has been made to explain the experimental observations in the light of the ab initio results. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamLievinBernath2009,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Fourier transform emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on WO},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2009},
volume = {256},
pages = {216227},
doi = {10.1016/j.jms.2009.04.010}
}

K. Sodoga; J. Loreau; D. Lauvergnat; Y. Justum; N. Vaeck & M. DesouterLecomte.
Photodissociation of the HeH+ ion into excited fragments (n=2,3) by timedependent methods.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 80,
Article number 033417,
2009.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The total and partial photodissociation cross sections of the molecular ion HeH+ are computed by timedependent methods for fragmentation into the excited shells n=1,2,3 up to a photon energy of 40 eV. Σ1 + and Π1 states are considered for parallel and perpendicular transitions for different initial rotational or vibrational excitations. Nonadiabatic radial and rotational couplings are taken into account. The results from coupledchannel equations are compared with the BornOppenheimer approximation. A timedependent calculation with a femtosecond laser pulse is carried out to simulate a recent crossed beam photodissociation imaging experiment with vacuum ultraviolet freeelectron laser. The dominance of photodissociation perpendicular to the photon polarization is confirmed. © 2009 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{SodogaLoreauLauvergnatEtAl2009,
author = {Sodoga, K. and Loreau, J. and Lauvergnat, D. and Justum, Y. and Vaeck, N. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Photodissociation of the HeH+ ion into excited fragments (n=2,3) by timedependent methods},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2009},
volume = {80},
article number = {033417},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.80.033417}
}

P. CassamChenaï; Y. Scribano & J. Liévin.
Influence of kinetic coupling in rectilinear coordinates on the vibrational spectrum of fluoroform.
Chemical Physics Letters,
Volume 466,
Pages 1620,
2008.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The vibrational energy levels of fluoroform have been computed with and without the kinetic coupling terms of the EckartWatson Hamiltonian by using the vibrational mean field configuration interaction method. The results are wellconverged as demonstrated by a comparison with those obtained with other variational methods when kinetic coupling is omitted. It is found that kinetic coupling is not negligible for this system. The wave number difference with and without kinetic coupling is 37 cm1 for the ν1 (CHstretching) fundamental transition and can be larger than 60 cm1 in the ν1 s() ν4 (HCF bending) overtones. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{CassamChenaiScribanoLievin2008,
author = {CassamChenaï, P. and Scribano, Y. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Influence of kinetic coupling in rectilinear coordinates on the vibrational spectrum of fluoroform},
journal = {Chemical Physics Letters},
year = {2008},
volume = {466},
pages = {1620},
doi = {10.1016/j.cplett.2008.10.025}
}

J. Demaison & J. Lievin.
Equilibrium structure of the hydrogen bonded dimer H2O ⋯ HF.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 106,
Pages 12491256,
2008.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The equilibrium structure of the hydrogen bonded complex H2O HF has been calculated ab initio using the CCSD(T) method with basis sets up to sextuple quality with diffuse functions and taking into account the basis set superposition error correction. The calculations carried out confirm the importance of diffuse functions and of counterpoise correction to obtain an accurate geometry. The most important point is that the basis set convergence is extremely slow and, for this reason an accurate ab initio structure requires a very large basis set. Nevertheless, the ab initio structure is significantly different from the experimental r0 and rm structures. Analysis of the basis set convergence and of the approximations used for the determination of the experimental structures indicates that the ab initio structure is expected to be more reliable. 
BibTeX:
@article{DemaisonLievin2008,
author = {Demaison, J. and Lievin, J.},
title = {Equilibrium structure of the hydrogen bonded dimer H2O ⋯ HF},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2008},
volume = {106},
pages = {12491256},
doi = {10.1080/00268970802139908}
}

J. Demaison; J. Liévin; A.G. Császár & C. Gutle.
Equilibrium structure and torsional barrier of BH3NH3.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 112,
Pages 44774482,
2008.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: BornOppenheimer equilibrium structures, reBO, of the electronic ground state of the borazane (BH3NH3) molecule of C3v., pointgroup symmetry are computed ab initio using the CCSD(T) method with basis sets up to quintupleζ quality. Inclusion of the counterpoise correction and extrapolation of the structural parameters to the complete basis set limit yield a best estimate of reBO of BH3NH3. The anharmonic force field of BH 3NH3, computed at the CCSD(T) level of theory with a basis set of tripleζ quality, allows the determination of semiexperimental equilibrium rotational constants, which in turn result in a semiexperimental equilibrium structure, reSE. The re BO and reSE structures are in excellent agreement, indicating the validity of the methods used for their determination. The empirical massdependent structure, rm(1), of BH 3NH3 is also determined. Although it is inferior in quality to the previous two structures, it is much more accurate than the standard empirical r0 and rs structures reported earlier for BH3NH3. The semiexperimental re SE as well as the empirical rm(1) structures determined are based on experimental groundstate rotational constants available from the literature for nine isotopologues of borazane. The effective barrier to the internal rotation of BH3NH3, a molecule isoelectronic with CH3CH3, has been computed ab initio, employing the focalpoint analysis (FPA) approach, to be 699 ±11 cm 1. This compares favorably with an empirical redetermination of the effective barrier based on the above reSE structure, V3 = 718(17) cm1. © 2008 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{DemaisonLievinCsaszarEtAl2008,
author = {Demaison, J. and Liévin, J. and Császár, A.G. and Gutle, C.},
title = {Equilibrium structure and torsional barrier of BH3NH3},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2008},
volume = {112},
pages = {44774482},
doi = {10.1021/jp710630j}
}

A. Le Padellec; J. Liévin; E.M. StaicuCasagrande; T. Nzeyimana; E.A. Naji & X. Urbain.
Competitive processes in the associative ionization of C with C+, N+, and O+.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 78,
Article number 062705,
2008.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Absolute integral cross sections have been measured for associative ionization reactions involving the C and C+, N+, and O+ reactants. These measurements, obtained using a mergedbeam setup in the keV range, provide us with useful experimental information on the efficiency and mechanisms of molecular ion formation from ionic reactants. The relative magnitudes of the different cross sections are rationalized by considering the spin multiplicities of initial and final states, and the exothermicities of the detachment and transfer ionization channels. The very different production efficiencies of C O+ ions via the O + C+ and C + O+ channels are explained by statistical and energetic considerations. The potential energy curves of CO and C O+ have been calculated by quantum ab initio methods in order to characterize the reactive pathways leading to autoionization. Thermal rate coefficients are derived to serve the plasma physics community. © 2008 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{LePadellecLievinStaicuCasagrandeEtAl2008,
author = {Le Padellec, A. and Liévin, J. and StaicuCasagrande, E.M. and Nzeyimana, T. and Naji, E.A. and Urbain, X.},
title = {Competitive processes in the associative ionization of C with C+, N+, and O+},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2008},
volume = {78},
article number = {062705},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.78.062705}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
Risk aversion.
Chemistry World,
Volume 5,
Pages 40,
2008.
[BibTeX]

BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2008,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {Risk aversion},
journal = {Chemistry World},
year = {2008},
volume = {5},
pages = {40}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
What mathematicians know about the solutions of Schrodinger Coulomb Hamiltonian. Should chemists care?.
Journal of Mathematical Chemistry,
Volume 44,
Pages 9881008,
2008.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An attempt is made to determine the relationship between the full Schrödinger Coulomb Hamiltonian and the clamped nuclei form that is usually the basis of electronic structure calculations, without treating identical nuclei as distinguishable. It is concluded that it is not at present possible to establish such a relationship in a mathematically secure way. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2008a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {What mathematicians know about the solutions of Schrodinger Coulomb Hamiltonian. Should chemists care?},
journal = {Journal of Mathematical Chemistry},
year = {2008},
volume = {44},
pages = {9881008},
doi = {10.1007/s1091000893587}
}

D. Bégué; N. Gohaud; C. Pouchan; P. CassamChenai & J. Liévin.
A comparison of two methods for selecting vibrational configuration interaction spaces on a heptatomic system: Ethylene oxide.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 127,
Article number 164115,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Two recently developed methods for solving the molecular vibrational Schrödinger equation, namely, the parallel vibrational multiple window configuration interaction and the vibrational mean field configuration interaction, are presented and compared on the same potential energy surface of ethylene oxide, cC2H4O. It is demonstrated on this heptatomic system with strong resonances that both approaches converge towards the same fundamental frequencies. This confirms their ability to tackle the vibrational problem of large molecules for which full configuration interaction calculations are not tractable. © 2007 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{BegueGohaudPouchanEtAl2007,
author = {Bégué, D. and Gohaud, N. and Pouchan, C. and CassamChenai, P. and Liévin, J.},
title = {A comparison of two methods for selecting vibrational configuration interaction spaces on a heptatomic system: Ethylene oxide},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2007},
volume = {127},
article number = {164115},
doi = {10.1063/1.2795711}
}

A. Borgoo; M. Godefroid; P. Indelicato; F. De Proft & P. Geerlings.
Quantum similarity study of atomic density functions: Insights from information theory and the role of relativistic effects.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 126,
Article number 044102,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A novel quantum similarity measure (QSM) is constructed based on concepts from information theory. In an application of QSM to atoms, the new QSM and its corresponding quantum similarity index (QSI) are evaluated throughout the periodic table, using the atomic electron densities and shape functions calculated in the HartreeFock approximation. The periodicity of Mendeleev's table is regained for the first time through the evaluation of a QSM. Evaluation of the information theory based QSI demonstrates, however, that the patterns of periodicity are lost due to the renormalization of the QSM, yielding chemically less appealing results for the QSI. A comparison of the information content of a given atom on top of a group with the information content of the elements in the subsequent rows reveals another periodicity pattern. Relativistic effects on the electronic density functions of atoms are investigated. Their importance is quantified in a QSI study by comparing for each atom, the density functions evaluated in the HartreeFock and DiracFock approximations. The smooth decreasing of the relevant QSI along the periodic table illustrates in a quantitative way the increase of relativistic corrections with the nuclear charge. © 2007 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{BorgooGodefroidIndelicatoEtAl2007,
author = {Borgoo, A. and Godefroid, M. and Indelicato, P. and De Proft, F. and Geerlings, P.},
title = {Quantum similarity study of atomic density functions: Insights from information theory and the role of relativistic effects},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2007},
volume = {126},
article number = {044102},
doi = {10.1063/1.2428295}
}

E. Cauët & J. Liévin.
Radical Cations of the Nucleic Bases and Radiation Damage to DNA: Ab Initio Study.
Advances in Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 52,
Pages 121147,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This review summarizes the contribution of high level quantum chemical calculations to the investigation of some elementary reactive processes related to the radiation damage to DNA. It is focused on the biomimetic species that govern these processes at the molecular level. These species are the DNA bases, isolated or embedded in base clusters. Their cations, formed by ionization in their ground and first excited electronic states, are at the center of the present work. We present a synthetic and critical overview of the computational methods used to predict accurate ionization potentials, to correctly describe the nonbonding interactions (stacking, Hbonding and cationπ) stabilizing the studied biomimetic clusters, to characterize their excited states and to investigate the topology of the corresponding potential energy surfaces (minima, transition states, avoided crossings, conical intersections, reaction paths). All these aspects are illustrated by the recent literature and by our own research work, namely on the electron transfer occurring within a stacked dimer of guanines. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetLievin2007,
author = {Cauët, E. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Radical Cations of the Nucleic Bases and Radiation Damage to DNA: Ab Initio Study},
journal = {Advances in Quantum Chemistry},
year = {2007},
volume = {52},
pages = {121147},
doi = {10.1016/S00653276(06)520064}
}

G. Czakó; A.G. Császár; V. Szalay & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Adiabatic Jacobi corrections for H2+ like systems.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 126,
Article number 024102,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The Coulomb threebody problem in Jacobi coordinates was solved by treating the distance of the particles having equal charge as a parameter. This method allows computation of electronic energies with finite nuclear masses while maintaining the notion of a potential energy curve. The rotationless groundstate electronic and the socalled adiabatic Jacobi correction (AJC) energies are presented for H2+, D2+, and H D+ at fixed internuclear separations. The AJCs are defined as the difference between the results obtained from calculations using proper finite and infinite nuclear masses. Except at the united atom limit, the AJCs are smaller than the traditional firstorder diagonal BornOppenheimer corrections. Expectation values of protonelectron, pe, and deuteronelectron, de, distances for H D+ have been computed as a function of internuclear separation. Similarly to the fully nonadiabatic approach, the present method is able to follow the symmetry breaking in H D+. Exact and approximate analytical and numerical results are given for counterfactual systems as well. In these cases changes are allowed for the values of the electron rest mass or the elementary charge, as well as for the mass or charge of the unique particle (electron). © 2007 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{CzakoCsaszarSzalayEtAl2007,
author = {Czakó, G. and Császár, A.G. and Szalay, V. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Adiabatic Jacobi corrections for H2+ like systems},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2007},
volume = {126},
article number = {024102},
doi = {10.1063/1.2406068}
}

G. Czakó; T. Furtenbacher; P. Barletta; A.G. Császár; V. Szalay & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Use of a nondirectproduct basis for treating singularities in triatomic rotationalvibrational calculations.
Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry  Section B,
Volume 103,
Pages 34073415,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A technique has been developed which in principle allows the determination of the full rotationalvibrational eigenspectrum of triatomic molecules by treating the important singularities present in the triatomic rotationalvibrational kinetic energy operator given in Jacobi coordinates and the R1 embedding. The singular term related to the diatomtype coordinate, R1, deemed to be unimportant for spectroscopic applications, is given no special attention. The work extends a previous [J. Chem. Phys., 2005, 122, 024101] vibrationonly approach and employs a generalized finite basis representation (GFBR) resulting in a nonsymmetric Hamiltonian matrix [J. Chem. Phys., 2006, 124, 014110]. The basis set to be used is obtained by taking the direct product of a 1D DVR basis, related to R 1, with a 5D nondirectproduct basis, the latter formed by coupling BesselDVR functions depending on the distancetype coordinate causing the singularity, associated Legendre polynomials depending on the Jacobi angle, and rotational functions depending on the three Euler angles. The robust implicitly restarted Arnoldi method within the ARPACK package is used for the determination of a number of eigenvalues of the nonsymmetric Hamiltonian matrix. The suitability of the proposed approach is shown by the determination of the rotationalvibrational energy levels of the ground electronic state of H 3 + somewhat above its barrier to linearity. Convergence of the eigenenergies is checked by an alternative approach, employing a Hamiltonian expressed in Radau coordinates, a standard directproduct basis, and no treatment of the singularities. © the Owner Societies 2007. 
BibTeX:
@article{CzakoFurtenbacherBarlettaEtAl2007,
author = {Czakó, G. and Furtenbacher, T. and Barletta, P. and Császár, A.G. and Szalay, V. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Use of a nondirectproduct basis for treating singularities in triatomic rotationalvibrational calculations},
journal = {Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry  Section B},
year = {2007},
volume = {103},
pages = {34073415},
doi = {10.1039/b701911d}
}

G. Czakó; T. Furtenbacher; P. Barletta; A.G. Császár; V. Szalay & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Use of a nondirectproduct basis for treating singularities in triatomic rotationalvibrational calculations.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,
Volume 9,
Pages 34073415,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A technique has been developed which in principle allows the determination of the full rotationalvibrational eigenspectrum of triatomic molecules by treating the important singularities present in the triatomic rotationalvibrational kinetic energy operator given in Jacobi coordinates and the R1 embedding. The singular term related to the diatomtype coordinate, R1, deemed to be unimportant for spectroscopic applications, is given no special attention. The work extends a previous [J. Chem. Phys., 2005, 122, 024101] vibrationonly approach and employs a generalized finite basis representation (GFBR) resulting in a nonsymmetric Hamiltonian matrix [J. Chem. Phys., 2006, 124, 014110]. The basis set to be used is obtained by taking the direct product of a 1D DVR basis, related to R1, with a 5D nondirectproduct basis, the latter formed by coupling BesselDVR functions depending on the distancetype coordinate causing the singularity, associated Legendre polynomials depending on the Jacobi angle, and rotational functions depending on the three Euler angles. The robust implicitly restarted Arnoldi method within the ARPACK package is used for the determination of a number of eigenvalues of the nonsymmetric Hamiltonian matrix. The suitability of the proposed approach is shown by the determination of the rotationalvibrational energy levels of the ground electronic state of H3+ somewhat above its barrier to linearity. Convergence of the eigenenergies is checked by an alternative approach, employing a Hamiltonian expressed in Radau coordinates, a standard directproduct basis, and no treatment of the singularities. © the Owner Societies. 
BibTeX:
@article{CzakoFurtenbacherBarlettaEtAl2007a,
author = {Czakó, G. and Furtenbacher, T. and Barletta, P. and Császár, A.G. and Szalay, V. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Use of a nondirectproduct basis for treating singularities in triatomic rotationalvibrational calculations},
journal = {Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics},
year = {2007},
volume = {9},
pages = {34073415},
doi = {10.1039/b701911d}
}

J. Demaison; M. Herman & J. Lievin.
The equilibrium OH bond length.
International Reviews in Physical Chemistry,
Volume 26,
Pages 391420,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The equilibrium structure of 36 small molecules containing OH bonds, including molecules with an internal hydrogen bond, is reviewed from the literature. The structures are redetermined or determined, if necessary, using high level ab initio calculations at the CCSD(T) level of theory with basis sets of quintuple zeta quality and with a correction for the core correlation. The possibility of calculating accurate ab initio OH bond lengths at different levels of theory (MP2/VTZ, MP2/VQZ, CCSD(T)/VTZ, and CCSD(T)/AVTZ) is examined. All methods agree provided a small offset correction is taken into account. In most cases, the addition of diffuse functions does not improve the results. The MP2 method appears to be satisfactory whenever the nondynamical electron correlation is small, which is the most typical situation. The various results are merged to demonstrate the following quantitative correlation between re(OH) and 'isolated' OH stretching frequencies, relevant for predictive use: re(OH) [Å] = 1.2261(76)7.29(21) x 105 νis(OH) [cm1]. © 2007 Taylor & Francis. 
BibTeX:
@article{DemaisonHermanLievin2007,
author = {Demaison, J. and Herman, M. and Lievin, J.},
title = {The equilibrium OH bond length},
journal = {International Reviews in Physical Chemistry},
year = {2007},
volume = {26},
pages = {391420},
doi = {10.1080/01442350701371919}
}

J. Demaison; M. Herman; J. Liévin; L. Margulès & H. Møllendal.
Rotational spectrum and structure of asymmetric dinitrogen trioxide, N 2 O 3.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 244,
Pages 160169,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The rotational spectra of the ground vibrational state and the ν 9 = 1 torsional state have been reinvestigated and accurate spectroscopic constants have been determined. The torsional frequency, ν 9 = 70(15) cm 1 , has been determined by relative intensity measurements. The assignment of the infrared spectrum has been slightly revised and an accurate harmonic force field has been calculated. The equilibrium structure has been determined using different, complementary methods: experimental, semiexperimental and ab initio, leading to r(NN) = 1.870(2) Å, in particular. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{DemaisonHermanLievinEtAl2007a,
author = {Demaison, J. and Herman, M. and Liévin, J. and Margulès, L. and Møllendal, H.},
title = {Rotational spectrum and structure of asymmetric dinitrogen trioxide, N 2 O 3},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2007},
volume = {244},
pages = {160169},
doi = {10.1016/j.jms.2007.06.003}
}

J. Demaison; M. Herman; J. Liévin & H.D. Rudolph.
Equilibrium structure of sulfuric acid.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 111,
Pages 26022609,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The equilibrium structure of the more stable conformer of H 2SO4, of C2 symmetry, has been calculated ab initio using the CCSD(T) method and taking into account the core correlation correction. The accuracy of this structure has been checked by comparing it to that of similar molecules and by estimating the effects of basis set enlargement and of diffuse functions. Furthermore, the quadratic, cubic, and quartic force fields have been calculated at the MP2 level of theory using a basis set of tripleζ quality. The spectroscopic constants derived from the force field are in satisfactory agreement with the experimental ones. The resulting band origins are compared to literature infrared values, including those for overtone and combination bands. Normal modes of vibration are pictured. Using this force field, semiexperimental equilibrium rotational constants are determined which allows us to check the accuracy of the ab initio structure and to refine it using a mixed regression method. © 2007 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{DemaisonHermanLievinEtAl2007,
author = {Demaison, J. and Herman, M. and Liévin, J. and Rudolph, H.D.},
title = {Equilibrium structure of sulfuric acid},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2007},
volume = {111},
pages = {26022609},
doi = {10.1021/jp068808e}
}

C. Froese Fischer; G. Tachiev; G. Gaigalas & M.R. Godefroid.
An MCHF atomicstructure package for largescale calculations.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 176,
Pages 559579,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An MCHF atomicstructure package is presented based on dynamic memory allocation, sparse matrix methods, and a recently developed angular library. It is meant for largescale calculations in a basis of orthogonal orbitals for groups of LS terms of arbitrary parity. For BreitPauli calculations, all operatorsspinorbit, spinother orbit, spinspin, and orbitorbitmay be included. For transition probabilities the orbitals of the initial and final state need not be orthogonal. A biorthogonal transformation is used for the evaluation of matrix elements in such cases. In addition to transition rates of all types, isotope shifts and hyperfine constants can be computed as well as gJ factors. New version summary: Title of program: atsp2K. Version number: 1.00. Catalogue identifier: ADLY_v2_0. Program summary URL: http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/ADLY_v2_0. Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland. Computer: Pentium III 500 MHz. Installations: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA. Operating systems under which the present version has been tested: Red Hat 8. Programming language used in the present version: FORTRAN 90. Memory required to execute with typical data: 256 Mbytes words. No. of bits in a word: 32. Supplementary material: User manuals for the program atsp2k and for the SpinAngular library are available. No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.:209 992. No. of bytes in distributed package, including test data, etc.: 1 740 883. Distribution format: tar.gz. CPC Program Library subprograms used: none. Does the new version supersede the previous version?: Yes. Nature of physical problem: This program determines energy levels and associated wave functions for states of atoms and ions in the MCHF (LS) or BreitPauli (LSJ) approximation. Given the wave function, various atomic properties can be computed such as electric (Ek) and magnetic (Mk) multipole radiative transition probabilities (kmax = 10) between LS or LSJ states, isotope shift constants, hyperfine parameters, and gJ factors. Method of solution: The new version of the program closely follows the design and structure of the previous one [C. Froese Fischer, Comput. Phys. Comm. 128 (2000) 635], except that a simultaneous optimization scheme has been introduced. This program uses the angular methodology of [G. Gaigalas, Lithuanian J. Phys. 41 (2000) 39] and has been extended to include partially filled fsubshells in wavefunction expansions but assumes all orbitals are orthonormal. The biorthogonal transformation method is used to deal with the nonorthogonality of orbitals between initial and final states of an electromagnetic radiative transition. Reasons for new version: The previous version of the MCHF atomic structure package [C. Froese Fischer, Comput. Phys. Comm. 128 (2000) 635] was intended for small calculations, ideal for someone not familiar with the code, producing extensive printout of intermediate results. The codes for the calculation of spinangular coefficients were often not the most efficient and could only treat configurations with open fsubshells containing at most two electrons or an almost filled shell with one hole. The present version is designed for largescale computation using algorithms for angular integration that have been shown to be faster, and include the case of arbitrarily filled fshells. In addition, the MCHF program has been modified to include optimization on an energy functional that is a weighted average of energy functionals for expansions of wavefunctions for different LS terms or parity, thus facilitating BreitPauli calculations for complex atomic systems and for computing targets in collision calculations. Summary of revisions: Programs have been modified to take advantage of the newly developed angular library [G. Gaigalas, Lithuanian J. Phys. 41 (2000) 39], extended to arbitrarily filled fshells. New programs have been developed for simultaneous optimization and for the efficient calculation of atomic spectra and transition rates for an isoelectronic sequence. All applications now take advantage of dynamic memory allocation and sparse matrix methods. Restrictions on the complexity of the problem: All orbitals in a wave function expansion are assumed to be orthonormal. Configuration states are restricted to at most eight (8) subshells in addition to the closed shells common to all configuration states. The maximum size is limited by the available memory and disk space. Typical running time: Included with the code are scripts for calculating E2 and M1 transitions between levels of 3 s2 3 p2 for Si and P+. This calculation has two stages: LS and LSJ. The calculation of the former required 21 minutes for the LS calculation and 36.5 minutes for the BreitPauli configuration interaction calculation that determines the mixing of the terms. Unusual features of the program: The programming style is essentially F77 with extensions for the POINTER data type and associated memory allocation. These have been available on workstations for more than a decade but their implementations are compiler dependent. The present serial code has been installed and tested extensively using both the Portland Group, pgf90, compiler and the IBM SP2, xlf90, compiler. The former is compatible also with the Intel Fortran90 compiler. The MPI codes are included for completeness though testing has not been as extensive. Additional comments: Parallel versions (MPI) of the following programs are included in the distribution. Use of these is optional but can speed up the angular integration processing. A table is presented. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{FroeseFischerTachievGaigalasEtAl2007,
author = {Froese Fischer, C. and Tachiev, G. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {An MCHF atomicstructure package for largescale calculations},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {2007},
volume = {176},
pages = {559579},
doi = {10.1016/j.cpc.2007.01.006}
}

E. Mátyus; G. Czakó; B.T. Sutcliffe & A.G. Császár.
Vibrational energy levels with arbitrary potentials using the EckartWatson Hamiltonians and the discrete variable representation.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 127,
Article number 084102,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An effective and general algorithm is suggested for variational vibrational calculations of N atomic molecules using orthogonal, rectilinear internal coordinates. The protocol has three essential parts. First, it advocates the use of the EckartWatson Hamiltonians of nonlinear or linear reference configuration. Second, with the help of an exact expression of curvilinear internal coordinates (e.g., valence coordinates) in terms of orthogonal, rectilinear internal coordinates (e.g., normal coordinates), any highaccuracy potential or force field expressed in curvilinear internal coordinates can be used in the calculations. Third, the matrix representation of the appropriate EckartWatson Hamiltonian is constructed in a discrete variable representation, in which the matrix of the potential energy operator is always diagonal, whatever complicated form the potential function assumes, and the matrix of the kinetic energy operator is a sparse matrix of special structure. Details of the suggested algorithm as well as results obtained for linear and nonlinear test cases including H2 O, H3+, C O2, HCNHNC, and C H4 are presented. © 2007 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{MatyusCzakoSutcliffeEtAl2007,
author = {Mátyus, E. and Czakó, G. and Sutcliffe, B.T. and Császár, A.G.},
title = {Vibrational energy levels with arbitrary potentials using the EckartWatson Hamiltonians and the discrete variable representation},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2007},
volume = {127},
article number = {084102},
doi = {10.1063/1.2756518}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
Concluding remarks.
Faraday Discussions,
Volume 135,
Pages 503506,
2007.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2007,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Concluding remarks},
journal = {Faraday Discussions},
year = {2007},
volume = {135},
pages = {503506},
doi = {10.1039/b613462a}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The separation of electronic and nuclear motion in the diatomic molecule.
Theoretical Chemistry Accounts,
Volume 118,
Pages 563571,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The Schrödinger Coulomb Hamiltonian for electronic and nuclear motion in a diatomic molecule is presented and its effect upon functions which are products of functions of electronic and of nuclear variables is explicitly exhibited. Computational approaches to finding approximate solutions in such a basis are outlined. © 2007 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2007a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The separation of electronic and nuclear motion in the diatomic molecule},
journal = {Theoretical Chemistry Accounts},
year = {2007},
volume = {118},
pages = {563571},
doi = {10.1007/s0021400703578}
}

B. Timmermans; F. Reniers; P. Weightman & N. Vaeck.
Auger and photoelectron relaxation energy in aluminum compounds: A cluster model.
Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena,
Volume 159,
Pages 17,
2007.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The energies of the Al Auger KL2,3L2,3 transitions and the Al 2p photoelectron peak have been determined experimentally by AES, XPS and XAES for several Al compounds. The experimental results are compared with ab initio calculations based on a cluster model in which a central aluminum atom is surrounded by its first neighbours in the crystal. This model includes chemical, structural and relaxation effects and it allows the direct ab initio determination of the intra and extraatomic relaxation energies. These values are compared with the Wagner equation that relates the extraatomic relaxation energy and the Auger parameter. The three approximations that support this equation are examined on the basis of the cluster results. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{TimmermansReniersWeightmanEtAl2007,
author = {Timmermans, B. and Reniers, F. and Weightman, P. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Auger and photoelectron relaxation energy in aluminum compounds: A cluster model},
journal = {Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena},
year = {2007},
volume = {159},
pages = {17},
doi = {10.1016/j.elspec.2007.01.004}
}

S. BoyéPéronne; D. Gauyacq & J. Liévin.
Vinylideneacetylene cation isomerization investigated by large scale ab initio calculations.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 124,
Article number 214305,
2006.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The planar isomerization routes of the vinylidene/acetylene cation in the lowest electronic states are accurately examined for the first time, by using large scale MRCI and CCSD(T) calculations in a complementary way. They are compared with the similar calculations performed for the neutral ground state isomerization. An accurate value of the adiabatic ionization potential of vinylidene (11.26 eV) is predicted. The vinylidene cation lowest state, 1 A12, follows an almost flat pathway with a shallow secondary minimum on the 1 A′2 potential energy surface, before suddenly dropping to the stable acetylene cation ground state, X̃ Πu2. It is therefore confirmed to be completely unstable with respect to isomerization. The first excited state of the vinylidene cation, 1 B12, which also correlates with the Πu2 ground state of acetylene cation along a A′2 isomerization route, has been studied at the same level of calculation. This 1 B12 state is lying only 0.15 eV above the 1 A12 state, and exhibits a potential energy barrier of 0.55 eV which explains the earlier assignment of this symmetry to the ground state of vinylidene cation. In addition to large scale calculations, a comprehensive description of the important steps of isomerization drawn from a very simple model involving monoconfigurational states is presented. In particular, the behavior of one unique orbital, namely, the 5 a1 outer molecular orbital, is shown to completely govern the molecular geometry and energy evolution along the isomerization route of the ground state cation C2 H2+. © 2006 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{BoyePeronneGauyacqLievin2006,
author = {BoyéPéronne, S. and Gauyacq, D. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Vinylideneacetylene cation isomerization investigated by large scale ab initio calculations},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2006},
volume = {124},
article number = {214305},
doi = {10.1063/1.2187002}
}

P. CassamChenaï & J. Liévin.
The VMFCI method: A flexible tool for solving the molecular vibration problem.
Journal of Computational Chemistry,
Volume 27,
Pages 627640,
2006.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: The present article introduces a general variational scheme to find approximate solutions of the spectral problem for the molecular vibration Hamiltonian. It is called the "vibrational mean field configuration interaction" (VMFCI) method, and consists in performing vibrational configuration interactions (VCI) for selected modes in the mean field of the others. The same partition of modes can be iterated until selfconsistency, generalizing the vibrational selfconsistent field (VSCF) method. As in contractedmode methods, a hierarchy of partitions can be built to ultimately contract all the modes together. So, the VMFCI method extends the traditional variational approaches and can be included in existing vibrational codes based on the latter approaches. The flexibility and efficiency of this new method are demonstrated on several molecules of atmospheric interest. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{CassamChenaiLievin2006,
author = {CassamChenaï, P. and Liévin, J.},
title = {The VMFCI method: A flexible tool for solving the molecular vibration problem},
journal = {Journal of Computational Chemistry},
year = {2006},
volume = {27},
pages = {627640},
doi = {10.1002/jcc.20374}
}

E. Cauët; D. Dehareng & J. Liévin.
Ab initio study of the lonization of the DNA bases: Ionization potentials and excited states of the cations.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 110,
Pages 92009211,
2006.
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Abstract: The ionization of the four DNA bases is investigated by means of ab initio calculations. Accurate values of the gasphase vertical and adiabatic ionization potentials (IP) are obtained at the MP2/631G(2d(0.8,αd),p) level of theory. The need of introducing extra polarization to the standard 631G(d,p) basis set is demonstrated by test calculations and an optimal value of αd = 0.1 is obtained. Ionization to electronically excited radical cations is also considered. The lowlying excited states of the cations are characterized for the first time. The topology of the corresponding potential energy surfaces is qualitatively described in terms of the stationary points (minima and saddle points) located on these surfaces. A conical intersection is characterized for the first time on the groundstate potential energy surface of all cations. It arises from the crossing of the adiabatic surfaces of the ground and first excited state at planar geometries. A nonplanar minimum is observed for the cytosine cation only. The geometry and electronic changes occurring along these surfaces are analyzed, leading to a comparison between the different nucleobase cations. The study of larger ionized systems related to DNA is rendered possible thanks to the optimized medium size basis set proposed in this work, as exemplified by the calculation of the IP of a stacked dimer of guanines. © 2006 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetDeharengLievin2006,
author = {Cauët, E. and Dehareng, D. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Ab initio study of the lonization of the DNA bases: Ionization potentials and excited states of the cations},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2006},
volume = {110},
pages = {92009211},
doi = {10.1021/jp0617625}
}

T. Furtenbacher; G. Czakó; B.T. Sutcliffe; A.G. Császár & V. Szalay.
The methylene saga continues: Stretching fundamentals and zeropoint energy of X̃ 3 B 1 CH 2.
Journal of Molecular Structure,
Volume 780781,
Pages 283294,
2006.
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Abstract: The vibrational fundamentals and the rotational levels up to J=7 of the X̃ 3 B 1 and ã 1 A 1 electronic states of CH 2 have been computed completely ab initio. The calculations were based on converged, variational nuclear motion calculations employing highquality ab initio quartic force field approximations of the related potential energy surfaces (PES). The vibrational fundamentals obtained are compared to other computational results, namely those obtained from secondorder vibrational perturbation theory (VPT2) and the nonrigidrotation largeamplitudeinternalmotion Hamiltonian (NRLH) approach. The variationally computed rotational transitions are compared both to experimentally available results and to results obtained using empirical, fitted PESs. The comparisons suggest that while the fitted PESs of X̃ 3 B 1 CH 2 reproduce excellently the available rovibrational transition wavenumbers, the corresponding stretching fundamental term values, which have not been determined experimentally, are less accurate than the ab initio values obtained in the present study. This means that the zeropoint energy (ZPE) computed ab initio in the present work is an improvement over that computed from the fitted PES of X̃ 3 B 1 CH 2 . No similar problems are observed for the semirigid ã 1 A 1 state of CH 2 , where the computed, the fitted, and the experimental results all agree with each other. The symmetric and antisymmetric stretching fundamentals of X̃ 3 B 1 CH 2 obtained in this study are 3035±7 and 3249±7 cm 1 , respectively. The corresponding ZPE of X̃ 3 B 1 is 3733±10 cm 1 , while that of ã 1 A 1 CH 2 is 3605±15 cm 1 . © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{FurtenbacherCzakoSutcliffeEtAl2006,
author = {Furtenbacher, T. and Czakó, G. and Sutcliffe, B.T. and Császár, A.G. and Szalay, V.},
title = {The methylene saga continues: Stretching fundamentals and zeropoint energy of X̃ 3 B 1 CH 2},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Structure},
year = {2006},
volume = {780781},
pages = {283294},
doi = {10.1016/j.molstruc.2005.06.052}
}

B. Lasorne; M.C. BacchusMontabonel; N. Vaeck & M. DesouterLecomte.
Quantum dynamics simulations of photodissociation reactions.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 106,
Pages 670675,
2006.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: Wave packet simulations using ab initio potential energy surfaces (PES) have been developed within the framework of the constrained Hamiltonian methodology. The approach is presented with the example of bromoacetyl chloride photodissociation. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{LasorneBacchusMontabonelVaeckEtAl2006,
author = {Lasorne, B. and BacchusMontabonel, M.C. and Vaeck, N. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Quantum dynamics simulations of photodissociation reactions},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {2006},
volume = {106},
pages = {670675},
doi = {10.1002/qua.20829}
}

I. Merke; N. Vaeck; D. Petitprez & G. Wlodarczak.
The rotational spectrum of bromoacetyl chloride.
Journal of Molecular Structure,
Volume 780781,
Pages 306309,
2006.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: The rotational spectrum of bromoacetyl chloride, BrCH2COCl, has been assigned using a pulsed molecular beam Fourier transform microwave spectrometer. It has been possible to determine the rotational and quartic centrifugal distortion constants of the energetically favoured conformer (antiperiplanar) as well as the complete bromine and chlorine quadrupole coupling tensors including their off diagonal elements for the following isotopomers: 79BrCH2CO35Cl, 81BrCH2CO35Cl, 79BrCH 2CO37Cl, and 81BrCH2CO 37Cl. Experimental results are supported by quantum chemical calculations. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{MerkeVaeckPetitprezEtAl2006,
author = {Merke, I. and Vaeck, N. and Petitprez, D. and Wlodarczak, G.},
title = {The rotational spectrum of bromoacetyl chloride},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Structure},
year = {2006},
volume = {780781},
pages = {306309},
doi = {10.1016/j.molstruc.2005.06.040}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The idea of a potential energy surface.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 104,
Pages 715722,
2006.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: The development of the idea of a potential energy surface is examined in the context of solutions to the full quantum mechanical problem specified by the Schrödinger Coulomb Hamiltonian expressed in laboratoryfixed coordinates. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2006,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The idea of a potential energy surface},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2006},
volume = {104},
pages = {715722},
doi = {10.1080/00268970500418059}
}

E. Cauët; M. Rooman; R. Wintjens; J. Liévin & C. Biot.
Histidinearomatic interactions in proteins and proteinligand complexes: Quantum chemical study of Xray and model structures.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation,
Volume 1,
Pages 472483,
2005.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: Hisaromatic complexes, with the His located above the aromatic plane, are stabilized by ππ, δ+π and/or cationπ interactions according to whether the His is neutral or protonated and the partners are in stacked or Tshape conformations. Here we attempt to probe the relative strength of these interactions as a function of the geometry and protonation state, in gas phase, in water and proteinlike environments (acetone, THF and CCl4), by means of quantum chemistry calculations performed up to second order of the MøllerPlesset pertubation theory. Two sets of conformations are considered for that purpose. The first set contains 89 interactions between His and Phe, Tyr, Trp, or Ade, observed in Xray structures of proteins and proteinligand complexes. The second set contains model structures obtained by moving an imidazolium/imidazole moiety above a benzene ring or an adenine moiety. We found that the protonated complexes are much more stable than the neutral ones in gas phase. This higher stability is due to the electrostatic contributions, the electron correlation contributions being equally important in the two forms. Thus, ππ and δ+π interactions present essentially favorable electron correlation energy terms, whereas cationπ interactions feature in addition favorable electrostatic energies. The protonated complexes remain more stable than the neutral ones in proteinlike environments, but the difference is drastically reduced. Furthermore, the Tshape conformation is undoubtedly more favorable than the stacked one in gas phase. This advantage decreases in the solvents, and the stacked conformation becomes even slightly more favorable in water. The frequent occurrence of Hisaromatic interactions in catalytic sites, at proteinDNA or proteinligand interfaces and in 3D domain swapping proteins emphasize their importance in biological processes. © 2005 American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CauetRoomanWintjensEtAl2005,
author = {Cauët, E. and Rooman, M. and Wintjens, R. and Liévin, J. and Biot, C.},
title = {Histidinearomatic interactions in proteins and proteinligand complexes: Quantum chemical study of Xray and model structures},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation},
year = {2005},
volume = {1},
pages = {472483},
doi = {10.1021/ct049875k}
}

P. Palmeri; C.F. Fischer; J.F. Wyart & M.R. Godefroid.
Oscillator strength calculations in neutral technetium.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
Volume 363,
Pages 452458,
2005.
[Abstract]
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Abstract: Ab initio multiconfiguration calculations are performed for the oscillator strengths of the λ = 4238, 4262 and 4297 Å Tc I resonance lines of astrophysical interest. Electron correlation is treated through multiconfiguration expansions built from elaborate correlation models, while relativistic effects are introduced in the perturbation BreitPauli approximation or in the multiconfiguration DiracFockBreit variational approach. The calculated gfvalues are sensitively lower (≈30 per cent) than the values obtained with the pseudorelativistic HartreeFock wavefunctions calculated from a parametric analysis of Tc I by Palmeri & Wyart. The inclusion of a corepolarization potential in the latter approach confirms the present ab initio results when different ionic cores are used for the different transition arrays. The strong lines of Tc I are revisited adopting this model, giving rise to a systematic reduction in the oscillator strength scale due to core polarization. The astrophysical implications are discussed. © 2005 RAS. 
BibTeX:
@article{PalmeriFischerWyartEtAl2005,
author = {Palmeri, P. and Fischer, C.F. and Wyart, J.F. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Oscillator strength calculations in neutral technetium},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year = {2005},
volume = {363},
pages = {452458},
doi = {10.1111/j.13652966.2005.09410.x}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
Permutational symmetry and molecular structure calculations.
Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications,
Volume 70,
Pages 657676,
2005.
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Abstract: In a paper published in 1985 (Katriel J., Paldus J., Pauncz R.: Int. J. Quantum Chem. 1985, 28, 181) Paldus and his colleagues considered explicit relations between the permutational symmetry and the spin operators for systems of identical particles. The principal concern of this paper was with particles for which σ = 1/2 but there is some consideration of the case of particles for which σ = 1. This latter consideration was developed by Katriel (Katriel J.: J. Mol. Struct. (THEOCHEM) 2001, 547, 1) in a paper honouring Prof. Paldus on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The present paper attempts a consideration of aspects of permutational symmetry, not explicitly considered in those two papers, as they affect the interpretation of the results of molecular structure calculations. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2005,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {Permutational symmetry and molecular structure calculations},
journal = {Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications},
year = {2005},
volume = {70},
pages = {657676},
doi = {10.1135/cccc20050657}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
Victor Ronald Saunders: Upon his retirement from Daresbury Lab.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 103,
Pages 24612463,
2005.
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BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2005a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Victor Ronald Saunders: Upon his retirement from Daresbury Lab},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2005},
volume = {103},
pages = {24612463},
doi = {10.1080/00268970500178802}
}

B. Sutcliffe; H. Nakai; M. Hoshino; K. Miyamoto & S.A. Hyodo.
Comment on "elimination of translational and rotational motions in nuclear orbital plus molecular orbital theory" [J. Chem. Phys. 122, 164101 (2005)].
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 123,
Article number 237101,
2005.
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Abstract: In movingnuclei calculations on some simple diatomics and on water, Nakai [J. Chem. Phys.122, 164101 (2005)] extend their earlier translationfree nuclear orbital plus molecular orbital (TFNOMO) theory, in which the translational part of the Hamiltonian is subtracted from the full Hamiltonian, to a translation and rotationfree approach, in which a rotational term is subtracted from the TFNOMO Hamiltonian. It is suggested that the chosen rotational term is not unique and is not valid over all regions of space. © 2005 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeNakaiHoshinoEtAl2005,
author = {Sutcliffe, B. and Nakai, H. and Hoshino, M. and Miyamoto, K. and Hyodo, S.A.},
title = {Comment on "elimination of translational and rotational motions in nuclear orbital plus molecular orbital theory" [J. Chem. Phys. 122, 164101 (2005)]},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2005},
volume = {123},
article number = {237101},
doi = {10.1063/1.2134699}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & R.G. Woolley.
Comment on 'Molecular structure in nonBornOppenheimer quantum mechanics'.
Chemical Physics Letters,
Volume 408,
Pages 445447,
2005.
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Abstract: A recent Letter has proposed a method for obtaining molecular structures of small polyatomic molecules without recourse to the BornOppenheimer approximation. In this Comment we highlight the difficulties in the proposed strategy when identifying molecular structures in general. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeWoolley2005,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Woolley, R.G.},
title = {Comment on 'Molecular structure in nonBornOppenheimer quantum mechanics'},
journal = {Chemical Physics Letters},
year = {2005},
volume = {408},
pages = {445447},
doi = {10.1016/j.cplett.2005.04.022}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & R.G. Woolley.
Molecular structure calculations without clamping the nuclei.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,
Volume 7,
Pages 36643676,
2005.
[Abstract]
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Abstract: A number of recent papers have considered ways in which molecular structure may be calculated when both the electrons and the nuclei are treated from the outset as quantum particles. This is in contrast to the conventional approach in which the nuclei initially have their positions fixed and so merely provide a potential for electronic motion. The usual approach is generally assumed to be justified by the 1927 work of Born and Oppenheimer. In this paper we discuss what precisely might be anticipated in the way of molecular structure from a mathematical consideration of the spectral properties of the full Coulomb Hamiltonian, to what extent the very idea of molecular structure might be dependent upon treating the nuclei simply as providing a potential and the extent to which the work of Born and Oppenheimer can be used to support this position. © The Owner Societies 2005. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeWoolley2005a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Woolley, R.G.},
title = {Molecular structure calculations without clamping the nuclei},
journal = {Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics},
year = {2005},
volume = {7},
pages = {36643676},
doi = {10.1039/b509723c}
}

A. Borgoo; M. Godefroid; K.D. Sen; F. De Proft & P. Geerlings.
Quantum similarity of atoms: A numerical HartreeFock and Information Theory approach.
Chemical Physics Letters,
Volume 399,
Pages 363367,
2004.
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Abstract: In this Letter Quantum Similarity for Atoms (HXe) is investigated using electron densities and shape functions, looking for patterns of periodicity as in Mendeleev's Table. An LSdependent restricted HartreeFock method is used to obtain the wave functions from which the electron densities are calculated. Utilizing the quantum similarity proposed by Carbó a nearest neighbour dominated similarity is retrieved, masking periodicity. Introduction of the information discrimination concept with reference to the noble gas atom of the previous row is found to reveal periodicity, with improved results when densities are replaced by shape functions throughout. This confirms recent literature on the fundamental role of the shape function as carrier of information. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{BorgooGodefroidSenEtAl2004,
author = {Borgoo, A. and Godefroid, M. and Sen, K.D. and De Proft, F. and Geerlings, P.},
title = {Quantum similarity of atoms: A numerical HartreeFock and Information Theory approach},
journal = {Chemical Physics Letters},
year = {2004},
volume = {399},
pages = {363367},
doi = {10.1016/j.cplett.2004.10.026}
}

B. Lasorne; M.C. BacchusMontabonel; N. Vaeck & M. DesouterLecomte.
Nonadiabatic interactions in wave packet dynamics of the bromoacetyl chloride photodissociation.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 120,
Pages 12711278,
2004.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: Wave packet simulations have shown that the preferential breaking of the CCl bond versus the weaker CBr one can be explained by nonadiabatic interactions at avoided crossings in both CO/CBr and CO/CCl subspaces leading to a stronger trapping of the CBr population. However, the branching ratio obtained by propagating wave packets in the two 2D subspaces was very satisfactory and permits not to discard this explanation. It was found that the results were in better agreement with the experimental branching ratio in 2D than in 1D. 
BibTeX:
@article{LasorneBacchusMontabonelVaeckEtAl2004,
author = {Lasorne, B. and BacchusMontabonel, M.C. and Vaeck, N. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Nonadiabatic interactions in wave packet dynamics of the bromoacetyl chloride photodissociation},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2004},
volume = {120},
pages = {12711278},
doi = {10.1063/1.1633759}
}

M. Nemouchi; A. Taleb & M. Godefroid.
Isotope shift in the electron affinity of beryllium.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 37,
Pages 865874,
2004.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: The study of the isotope shift in the electron affinity is interesting for probing correlation effects. Experiments that allow this property to be measured are rare, being difficult to realize, while accurate calculations remain a challenge for atomic theory. The present work focuses on the theoretical estimation of the isotope shift in the electron affinity of Be (2s2p 3Po), using correlated electronic wavefunctions obtained from multiconfiguration HartreeFock and configuration interaction variational calculations. The reliability of the correlation models is assessed from a comparison between the observed and theoretical electron affinities, and between theoretical isotope shift values for the 2s2p 3P o2s2 1S transition of neutral beryllium. The sign and the magnitude of the difference between the mass polarization term expectation values obtained for the neutral atom and the negative ion are such that the resulting irsotope shift in the electron affinity is 'anomalous', corresponding to a smaller electron affinity for the heavier isotope. 
BibTeX:
@article{NemouchiTalebGodefroid2004,
author = {Nemouchi, M. and Taleb, A. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Isotope shift in the electron affinity of beryllium},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2004},
volume = {37},
pages = {865874},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/37/4/013}
}

R.S. Ram; N. Rinskopf; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Fourier transform emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on NbCl.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 228,
Pages 544553,
2004.
[Abstract]
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Abstract: The emission spectrum of NbCl has been recorded in the 300020000cm 1 region using a Fourier transform spectrometer. The bands were observed by microwave excitation of a mixture of NbCl5 vapor and He. Two groups of bands observed in the 65007000cm1 and 980011000cm1 regions have been assigned to two electronic transitions. Five bands observed in the 65007000cm1 region consist of R, P, and Q branches with no combination defect or Λdoubling. They have been assigned as five subbands of a ΔΛ=±1 transition with Λ1. Nine bands observed in the 980011000cm1 regions consist of R and P branches, and they are also free from Λdoubling. These bands have been classified into four subbands of a ΔΛ=0 transition (with Λ1), which has tentatively been assigned as 5Δ5Δ. The two transitions have no electronic states in common. Ab initio calculations have been performed on NbCl and the spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states have been calculated. The ground state of NbCl has been predicted to be a 5Π state arising from the 3σ1 1δ 2 2π1 configuration, with a lowlying 5Δ state at 1300cm1 from the 3σ1 1δ1 2π2 configuration. The results of our experimental and theoretical studies will be presented. This work represents the first experimental investigation of the spectra of NbCl and the first ab initio prediction of the spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamRinskopfLievinEtAl2004,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Rinskopf, N. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Fourier transform emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on NbCl},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2004},
volume = {228},
pages = {544553},
doi = {10.1016/j.jms.2004.02.001}
}

B. Timmermans; A. Hubin; N. Vaeck & F. Reniers.
Experimental and theoretical study of CVV Auger peaks of selected aluminium and carbon compounds.
Surface and Interface Analysis,
Volume 36,
Pages 798800,
2004.
[Abstract]
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Abstract: The Auger valence peak of Al2O3, Al and carbon compounds (graphite, fullerene, carbides) has been studied experimentally and theoretically. It is demonstrated, from a comparison of the experimental spectrum with the selfconvolution of the valence band, that the Al CVV transition in Al2O3 is an intraatomic transition. The behaviour of the C KVV Auger peak is shown to be intermediate between atomic and bandlike transitions. The different experimental carbide peaks could be reconstructed by a selfconvolution of the valence band and the introduction of a holehole repulsion term extracted from the CiniSawatzki equation. A nonexpected behaviour of the satellite peak at 280 eV for tungsten and chromium carbide is shown and interpreted, with a comparison with the Ramaker approach. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{TimmermansHubinVaeckEtAl2004,
author = {Timmermans, B. and Hubin, A. and Vaeck, N. and Reniers, F.},
title = {Experimental and theoretical study of CVV Auger peaks of selected aluminium and carbon compounds},
journal = {Surface and Interface Analysis},
year = {2004},
volume = {36},
pages = {798800},
doi = {10.1002/sia.1767}
}

N. Vaeck & M. Godefroid.
Physica Script T: Preface.
Physica Scripta T,
Volume T112,
Pages 5,
2004.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@conference{VaeckGodefroid2004,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Physica Script T: Preface},
journal = {Physica Scripta T},
year = {2004},
volume = {T112},
pages = {5},
doi = {10.1238/Physica.Topical.112a00005}
}

M.C. BacchusMontabonel; N. Vaeck; B. Lasorne & M. DesouterLecomte.
Nonadiabatic effects in the photodissociation of bromoacetyl chloride.
Chemical Physics Letters,
Volume 374,
Pages 307313,
2003.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The competitive photodissociation of bromoacetyl chloride has been investigated by means of ab initio methods. Quantum dynamics in full dimensionality is prohibitive for such a system and therefore a reduced dimensionality method based on constrained Hamiltonians has been used. A onedimensional (1D) nonadiabatic wave packet treatment in the CS optimized geometry (trans Cl and Br) on the first excited states leads to encouraging results when compared to experimental data. The slow relaxation of the torsion angle is assessed by a 2D dynamics in the subspace including the C=O bond length. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{BacchusMontabonelVaeckLasorneEtAl2003,
author = {BacchusMontabonel, M.C. and Vaeck, N. and Lasorne, B. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Nonadiabatic effects in the photodissociation of bromoacetyl chloride},
journal = {Chemical Physics Letters},
year = {2003},
volume = {374},
pages = {307313},
doi = {10.1016/S00092614(03)006067}
}

V. Blanchet; S. Boyé; S. Zamith; A. Campos; B. Girard; J. Liévin & D. Gauyacq.
(3+1)resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionizationphotoelectron spectroscopy of the (3d4s) supercomplex of acetylene: The geometry of the E state revisited through experiment and theory.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 119,
Pages 37513762,
2003.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: A study was performed on the (3 + 1)resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionizationphotoelectron spectroscopy of the (3d4s) supercomplex of acetylene. The RennerTeller coupling occurring in the ion ground state was considered during the photoelectron analysis. The results showed the tentative frequencies for the stretching mode as well as for the bending mode. 
BibTeX:
@article{BlanchetBoyeZamithEtAl2003,
author = {Blanchet, V. and Boyé, S. and Zamith, S. and Campos, A. and Girard, B. and Liévin, J. and Gauyacq, D.},
title = {(3+1)resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionizationphotoelectron spectroscopy of the (3d4s) supercomplex of acetylene: The geometry of the E state revisited through experiment and theory},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2003},
volume = {119},
pages = {37513762},
doi = {10.1063/1.1589480}
}

P. CassamChenaï & J. Liévin.
Alternative perturbation method for the molecular vibrationrotation problem.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 93,
Pages 245264,
2003.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This article introduces an alternative perturbation scheme to find approximate solutions of the spectral problem for the rotationvibration molecular Hamiltonian. The method is implemented for the Watson Hamiltonian and applied to methane. The complete J = 0 spectrum of this pentaatomic molecule of atmospheric interest is calculated up to 9200 cm1 in a purely ab initio fashion. Then, the rotational spectra of the vibrational ground state is obtained up to J = 18. The largest relative error is 2.105 (for the highest J = 18 level) after scaling of a single parameter. Without scaling the accuracy on the rotational levels is limited by that of the ab initio equilibrium bond distance. The convergence of our results is analyzed with respect to the different parameters involved in our approach. The important concept of vibrational meanfield configuration interaction is introduced. 
BibTeX:
@article{CassamChenaiLievin2003,
author = {CassamChenaï, P. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Alternative perturbation method for the molecular vibrationrotation problem},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {2003},
volume = {93},
pages = {245264},
doi = {10.1002/qua.10556}
}

P.F. Coheur; J. Liévin; R. Colin & B. Razbirin.
Electronic and photophysical properties of C60Cl24.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 118,
Pages 550556,
2003.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The geometry, groundstate, and optical properties of three isomers of C60Cl24, displaying Th or D2h symmetries were analyzed by means of semiempirical quantumchemical calculations. Among these, the Th isomer was found to be the preferred thermodynamic product. The results bring some new information on the structure of halogenated fullerenes, which in turn were essential to determine the mechanism of halogen addition onto the carbon cages. Furthermore, the present analysis reinforces the usefulness of the semiempirical calculations of absorption spectra for the determination of the structural and the optical properties of fullerene derivatives. 
BibTeX:
@article{CoheurLievinColinEtAl2003,
author = {Coheur, P.F. and Liévin, J. and Colin, R. and Razbirin, B.},
title = {Electronic and photophysical properties of C60Cl24},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2003},
volume = {118},
pages = {550556},
doi = {10.1063/1.1525807}
}

M. Nemouchi; P. Jönsson; J. Pinard & M. Godefroid.
Theoretical evaluation of the 7,9 Be  2s2p 2 4 P 1/2,3/2,5/2 hyperfine structure parameters and Be 2s2p 3 P o electron affinity.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 36,
Pages 21892201,
2003.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The hyperfine structures of 7,9 Be  2s2p 2 4 P 1/2,3/2,5/2 are investigated theoretically using the multiconfiguration Hartree  Fock and configuration interaction methods. The effects of the hyperfine mixing between the finestructure Jlevels are discussed. The feasibility of some atomic spectroscopy experiments, allowing determination of the 7 Be quadrupole moment from the observed hyperfine structure of the 7 Be  negative ion and from the present electronic parameters, is investigated. The Be 2s2p 3 P o electron affinity is monitored as a function of the orbital and configuration spaces to assess the reliability of the wavefunctions of the neutral atom and the negative ion. The theoretical value nicely converges towards the most recent theoretical and experimental results. 
BibTeX:
@article{NemouchiJoenssonPinardEtAl2003,
author = {Nemouchi, M. and Jönsson, P. and Pinard, J. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Theoretical evaluation of the 7,9 Be  2s2p 2 4 P 1/2,3/2,5/2 hyperfine structure parameters and Be 2s2p 3 P o electron affinity},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2003},
volume = {36},
pages = {21892201},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/36/11/305}
}

P. Palmeri; P. Quinet; N. Zitane & N. Vaeck.
Auger processes in hollow atoms.
Revista Mexicana de Fisica,
Volume 49,
Pages 7678,
2003.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: Hollow atoms are characterized by a large number of vacant inner shells and electrons occupying the outer shells. These 'exotic' atomic species are formed in collision processes between highlycharged ions and several types of targets. The scope of the present contribution is to estimate, using a global approach, the Auger rates of the complex configurations belonging to these atoms. 
BibTeX:
@article{PalmeriQuinetZitaneEtAl2003,
author = {Palmeri, P. and Quinet, P. and Zitane, N. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Auger processes in hollow atoms},
journal = {Revista Mexicana de Fisica},
year = {2003},
volume = {49},
pages = {7678}
}

R.S. Ram; J. Liévin; P.F. Bernath & S.P. Davis.
Infrared emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on VCl.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 217,
Pages 186194,
2003.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The emission spectrum of VCl has been investigated at high resolution in the 300019 400 cm1 region using a Fourier transform spectrometer. The bands were excited in a high temperature carbon tube furnace by the reaction of vanadium metal vapor and a trace of BCl3 as well as in a microwave discharge lamp by the reaction of VOCl3 vapor with active nitrogen. The spectra were recorded using the Fourier transform spectrometer associated with the McMathPierce telescope of the National Solar Observatory at Kitt Peak. The analysis of the E5 ΔX5 Δ system of VCl (previously labeled as [7.0]5 ΔX5Δ) has been extended by analyzing the rotational structure of some additional bands. A rotational analysis of the 5Δ15Δ1, 5Δ35Δ3, and 5Δ45Δ4 subbands of the 02, 01, 00, and 10 bands, and the 5Δ2  5Δ2 subband of the 01 and 00 bands has been obtained and molecular constants have been extracted. The 5Δ0±  5Δ0± subband was not identified in any of the assigned bands. The spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states of VCl have been predicted by CASSCF/CMRCI ab initio calculations and the experimental assignments are supported by the ab initio results. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamLievinBernathEtAl2003,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F. and Davis, S.P.},
title = {Infrared emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on VCl},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2003},
volume = {217},
pages = {186194},
doi = {10.1016/S00222852(02)000164}
}

R. Wintjens; C. Biot; M. Rooman & J. Liévin.
Basis set and electron correlation effects on ab initio calculations of cationπ/Hbond stair motifs.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 107,
Pages 62496258,
2003.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Cationπ/Hbond stair motifs are recurrently found at the binding interface between protein and DNA. They involve two nucleobases and an amino acid side chain, and encompass three different types of interactions: nucleobase stacking, nucleobaseamino acid Hbond and nucleobaseamino acid cationπ interaction. The interaction energies of the 77 stair motif geometries identified in a data set of 52 highresolution protein  DNA complexes were investigated by means of ab initio quantum chemistry calculations. Using the standard 63IG* basis set, we first establish the value of the Gaussian αdexponent of dpolarization functions on heavy atoms, which optimizes the MP2 interaction energies. We show that, although the default value of αd = 0.8 is appropriate to minimize the total MP2 energy of a system, the value of αd = 0.2 is optimal for the three types of pairwise interactions studied and yields MP2 interaction energies quite similar to those calculated with more extended basis sets. Indeed, the more diffuse nature of the αd = 0.2 basis functions allows a spatial overlap between the orbitals of the interacting partners. Such functions are also shown to improve the multipole electric moments in the interaction region, which results in a stabilizing polarization effect and a better description of the dispersive energy contributions. Using the MP2 computation level and the 631G* basis set with αd = 0.2 instead of αd = 0.8, we computed the interaction energies of the 77 observed stair motif geometries and found that, in a vacuum, the cationπ energy is much less favorable, about 3 times, than the Hbond energy and of the same order of magnitude as the ππ stacking energy. Furthermore, the convergence of the MP perturbation theory expansions was analyzed by computing the MP3 and MP4 corrections on simplified complexes. These expansions exhibited an oscillatory behavior, where MP2 seems to provide a satisfactory approximation, albeit slightly overestimated, to the interaction energy. 
BibTeX:
@article{WintjensBiotRoomanEtAl2003,
author = {Wintjens, R. and Biot, C. and Rooman, M. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Basis set and electron correlation effects on ab initio calculations of cationπ/Hbond stair motifs},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2003},
volume = {107},
pages = {62496258},
doi = {10.1021/jp034103q}
}

M.C. BacchusMontabonel; E. Baloïtcha; M. DesouterLecomte & N. Vaeck.
Rate coefficient determination in charge transfer reactions.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences,
Volume 3,
Pages 176189,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The development of experimental iontrap techniques provides the opportunity to compare directly theoretical rate coefficients to experimental data in the lowtemperature regime. In the present work, we consider the ionatom collisional systems, N2+, O2+, Si3+ and Si4+ on a He target, in order to examine the present status of the agreement between theory and experiment. 
BibTeX:
@article{BacchusMontabonelBaloitchaDesouterLecomteEtAl2002,
author = {BacchusMontabonel, M.C. and Baloïtcha, E. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Rate coefficient determination in charge transfer reactions},
journal = {International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
year = {2002},
volume = {3},
pages = {176189},
doi = {10.3390/i3030176}
}

A.K. Belyaev; J. Grosser; J. Liévin & N. Vaeck.
Charge exchange in lowenergy H, D + C4+ collisions with full account of electron translation.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences,
Volume 3,
Pages 190208,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We report the application of the quantum approach, which takes full account of electron translation at low collisional energies, to the charge exchange process H, D + C4+ → H+, D+ + C 3+(3s; 3p; 3d). The partial and the total integral cross sections of the process are calculated in the energy range from 1 till 60 eV/amu. It is shown that the present results are independent from the upper integration limit for numerical solution of the coupled channel equations although nonadiabatic couplings remain nonzero up to infinity. The calculated partial and total cross sections are in agreement with the previous lowenergy calculations and the available experimental data. It is shown that for low collisional energies the isotopic effect takes place. The observed effect is explained in terms of the nonadiabatic dynamics. 
BibTeX:
@article{BelyaevGrosserLievinEtAl2002,
author = {Belyaev, A.K. and Grosser, J. and Liévin, J. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Charge exchange in lowenergy H, D + C4+ collisions with full account of electron translation},
journal = {International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
year = {2002},
volume = {3},
pages = {190208},
doi = {10.3390/i3030190}
}

J. Bieron; C.F. Fischer & M. Godefroid.
Hyperfinestructure calculations of excited levels in neutral scandium.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 35,
Pages 33373345,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The multiconfiguration DiracFock model is used to evaluate the magnetic dipole hyperfine interaction constants of the 3d4s(1D)4p 2D3/2,5/20, 3d4s(3D)4p 4F9/20, 3d4s(1D)4p 2F5/2,7/20 and 3d2(1D)4s 2D3/2,5/2 levels of atomic scandium. The wavefunctions are obtained with the active space expansion method, where configuration state functions of a specific parity and J value are generated by substitutions from the reference configurations to an active set of orbitals. The active set is then increased in a systematic way, allowing the convergence of the expectation values to be monitored. The calculated magnetic dipole hyperfine interaction constants are compared with experimentally determined values. On the grounds of the level of agreement between experiment and theory, we confirm three of the hypothetical Avalues, previously deduced from highresolution Fourier transform spectroscopy. 
BibTeX:
@article{BieronFischerGodefroid2002,
author = {Bieron, J. and Fischer, C.F. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Hyperfinestructure calculations of excited levels in neutral scandium},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2002},
volume = {35},
pages = {33373345},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/35/15/308}
}

M. Freytes; D. Hurtmans; S. Kassi; J. Liévin; J. Vander Auwera; A. Campargue & M. Herman.
Overtone spectroscopy of formic acid.
Chemical Physics,
Volume 283,
Pages 4761,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Vibrational assignments of fundamental, combination and overtone bands in the main isotopomer of gaseous transformic acid are reported from spectra either newly or previously [J. Chem. Phys. 113 (2000) 1535] recorded using highresolution Fourier transform and intracavity laser absorption spectroscopies. A total of 62 bands, with 32 newly reported ones, are observed from the lowest energy band, v7 at 626.16 cm1 up to 4v1 at 13284.1 cm1. Among these bands, 43 are firmly assigned, and 16 tentatively. Effective vibrational constants are obtained. The normal modes of vibrations are further characterised using ab initio calculations providing fundamental band intensities and picturing normal mode nuclear displacements. The effective investigation of the rotational structure in the first CH stretch overtone band (2v2) and in the second OH stretch overtone band (3v1) is detailed. Rotational information is also presented for 3v2 and two closelying bands, that could be extracted from the strong overlapping formic acid dimer bands using artificial filtering procedures. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{FreytesHurtmansKassiEtAl2002,
author = {Freytes, M. and Hurtmans, D. and Kassi, S. and Liévin, J. and Vander Auwera, J. and Campargue, A. and Herman, M.},
title = {Overtone spectroscopy of formic acid},
journal = {Chemical Physics},
year = {2002},
volume = {283},
pages = {4761},
doi = {10.1016/S03010104(02)005074}
}

J.M. Hartmann; C. Brodbeck; P.M. Flaud; R.H. Tipping; A. Brown; Q. Ma & J. Liévin.
Collisioninduced absorption in the ν2 fundamental band of CH4. II. Dependence on the perturber gas.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 116,
Pages 123127,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The theory of CH4X was generalized for linear molecular perturbers (N2, H2, or CO2). Contributions from the anisotropic quadropolar mechanism were calculated for CH4N2, CH4H2, and CH4CO2. Evidence was obtained that collisioninduced absorption arises primarily through the quadrupolar induction mechanism. 
BibTeX:
@article{HartmannBrodbeckFlaudEtAl2002,
author = {Hartmann, J.M. and Brodbeck, C. and Flaud, P.M. and Tipping, R.H. and Brown, A. and Ma, Q. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Collisioninduced absorption in the ν2 fundamental band of CH4. II. Dependence on the perturber gas},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2002},
volume = {116},
pages = {123127},
doi = {10.1063/1.1424311}
}

R.S. Ram; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations for TaN.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 215,
Pages 275284,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The emission spectra of TaN have been investigated in the region 300035 000 cm1 using a Fourier transform spectrometer. The spectra were observed in a tantalum hollowcathode lamp by discharging a mixture of 1.5 Torr of Ne and about 6 mTorr of N2. In addition to previously known bands, numerous additional bands were observed and assigned to a number of new transitions. The spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states of TaN were also predicted by ab initio calculations. A 1Σ+ state, with equilibrium constants of Be = 0.457 852 1(48) cm1, αe = 0.002 235 9(67) cm1, and Re = 1.683 099 9(88) Å, has been identified as the ground state of TaN based on our experimental observations supported by the ab initio results. The first excited state has been identified as the a3 Δ1 spin component at 2827 cm1 above the ground state. To higher energies, the states become difficult to assign because of their Hund's case (c) behavior and extensive interactions between the spin components of the electronic terms. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). 
BibTeX:
@article{RamLievinBernath2002,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations for TaN},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2002},
volume = {215},
pages = {275284},
doi = {10.1006/jmsp.2002.8654}
}

R.S. Ram; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations for TaN.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 215,
Pages 275284,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The emission spectra of TaN have been investigated in the region 300035 000 cm1 using a Fourier transform spectrometer. The spectra were observed in a tantalum hollowcathode lamp by discharging a mixture of 1.5 Torr of Ne and about 6 mTorr of N2. In addition to previously known bands, numerous additional bands were observed and assigned to a number of new transitions. The spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states of TaN were also predicted by ab initio calculations. A 1Σ+ state, with equilibrium constants of Be = 0.457 852 1(48) cm1, αe = 0.002 235 9(67) cm1, and Re = 1.683 099 9(88) A, has been identified as the ground state of TaN based on our experimental observations supported by the ab initio results. The first excited state has been identified as the a3 Δ1 spin component at 2827 cm1 above the ground state. To higher energies, the states become difficult to assign because of their Hund’s case (c) behavior and extensive interactions between the spin components of the electronic terms. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). 
BibTeX:
@article{RamLievinBernath2002a,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations for TaN},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {2002},
volume = {215},
pages = {275284},
doi = {10.1016/S00222852(02)986546}
}

B.S. Razbirin; A.N. Starukhin; A.V. Chugreev; A.S. Zgoda; V.P. Smirnov; Yu.S. Grushko; S.G. Kolesnik; P.F. Coheur; J. Liévin & R. Colin.
Absorption line spectrum of the C60Cl24 halofullerene.
Physics of the Solid State,
Volume 44,
Pages 22042209,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Optical spectra of the C60Cl24 halofullerene in the crystalline state, as well as of C60Cl24 matrixisolated molecules, were studied. In both cases, a rich line structure was revealed in absorption spectra in the energy region 1.53.0 eV. An energy diagram of the electronic levels of the molecule which are responsible for the observed optical transitions is proposed. The parameters of the geometrical structure of the C60Cl24 molecule were calculated under the assumption of its having Th symmetry. These data were used in a theoretical study of the embedment of the C60Cl24 molecule in a toluene crystal matrix, which leads to the formation of a fine spectral structure (an analog of the Shpol'skii effect) observed experimentally in this study. © 2002 MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica". 
BibTeX:
@article{RazbirinStarukhinChugreevEtAl2002,
author = {Razbirin, B.S. and Starukhin, A.N. and Chugreev, A.V. and Zgoda, A.S. and Smirnov, V.P. and Grushko, Yu.S. and Kolesnik, S.G. and Coheur, P.F. and Liévin, J. and Colin, R.},
title = {Absorption line spectrum of the C60Cl24 halofullerene},
journal = {Physics of the Solid State},
year = {2002},
volume = {44},
pages = {22042209},
doi = {10.1134/1.1521480}
}

M. Rooman; J. Liévin; E. Buisine & R. Wintjens.
Cationπ/Hbond stair motifs at proteinDNA interfaces.
Journal of Molecular Biology,
Volume 319,
Pages 6776,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Hbonds and cationπ interactions between nucleic acid bases and amino acid sidechains are known to occur often concomitantly at the interface between protein and doublestranded DNA. Here we define and analyze stairshaped motifs, which simultaneously involve base stacking, Hbond and cationπ interactions. They consist of two successive bases along the DNA stack, one in cationπ interaction with an amino acid sidechain that carries a total or partial positive charge, and the other Hbonded with the same sidechain. A survey of 52 highresolution structures of protein/DNA complexes reveals the occurrence of such motifs in the majority of the complexes, the most frequent of these motifs involving Arg sidechains and G bases. These stair motifs are sometimes part of larger motifs, called multiple stair motifs, which contain several successive stairs; zinc finger proteins for example exhibit up to quadruple stairs. In another kind of stair motif extension, termed cationπ chain motif, an amino acid sidechain or a nucleic acid base forms simultaneously two cationπ interactions. Such a motif is observed in several homeodomains, where it involves a DNA base in cationπ interactions with an Arg in the minor groove and an Asn in the major groove. A different cationπ chain motif contains an Arg in cationπ with a G and a Tyr, and is found in ets transcription factors. Still another chain motif is encountered in proteins that expulse a base from the DNA stack and replace it by an amino acid sidechain carrying a net or partial positive charge, which forms cationπ interactions with the two neighboring bases along the DNA strand. The striking conservation of typical stair and cationπ chain motifs within families of protein/DNA complexes suggests that they might play a structural and/or functional role and might moreover influence electron migration through the DNA double helix. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{RoomanLievinBuisineEtAl2002,
author = {Rooman, M. and Liévin, J. and Buisine, E. and Wintjens, R.},
title = {Cationπ/Hbond stair motifs at proteinDNA interfaces},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Biology},
year = {2002},
volume = {319},
pages = {6776},
doi = {10.1016/S00222836(02)002632}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
Some observations on P.O. Löwdin's definition of a molecule.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 90,
Pages 6679,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In a talk given in 1986 in honor of Prof. Raymond Daudel, Löwdin famously defined a molecule in the following quantum mechanical terms: "A system of electrons and atomic nuclei is said to form a molecule if the Coulombic Hamiltonian H′  with the centre of mass motion removed  has a discrete ground state energy E0." We examine this definition in the context of chemical thinking about a molecule and attempt to place it in the context of the developments since the time of that talk. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int. J. Quantum. Chem. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2002,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {Some observations on P.O. Löwdin's definition of a molecule},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {2002},
volume = {90},
pages = {6679},
doi = {10.1002/qua.1819}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
The quantum dynamics of a system of two polyatomic fragments.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A,
Volume 106,
Pages 1080610809,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The quantum dynamics of a system of two polyatomic fragments was studied. The Hamiltonian, designed to describe the quantum dynamics of a nonrigid system comprising two polyatomic molecules in terms of the separation of their centers of mass, was generalized. It was found that the fragments corresponded to a pair of electrons in a diatomic and the angular momentum of the polyatomic fragments played the same role as does the electronic angular momentum in the diatomic case. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2002a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {The quantum dynamics of a system of two polyatomic fragments},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A},
year = {2002},
volume = {106},
pages = {1080610809},
doi = {10.1021/jp021638v}
}

B. Timmermans; N. Vaeck; A. Hubin & F. Reniers.
Chemical effects in Auger electron spectra of aluminium.
Surface and Interface Analysis,
Volume 34,
Pages 356359,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The bonding and electronic structure of surface is most often studied by XPS, where the energy shift of a photoelectron peak can be ascribed to a change in the chemical environment. Because three atomic levels are involved in the Auger emission process, the use of Auger spectroscopy to obtain this information from peak positions and lineshape is more difficult. However, new progress in signal analysis techniques makes the extraction of chemical information intrinsically present in the Auger spectra possible. The advantage of AES over XPS is its higher lateral resolution, allowing study of the surface distribution of the elements (Auger mapping). This, combined with modern computational methods, opens up new opportunities in surface analysis. In order to try to correlate the changes in the Auger peak energies with the changes in the chemical environment, we performed a full experimental and theoretical study of the Auger KLL lines of aluminium in several compounds (Al2O3, AlN, AlB2 and AlF3) by AES and xrayinduced AES, the peak position for AlB2 being reported for the first time. The innershell KLL peaks of Al show large energy shifts, depending on the chemical environment. The experimental results are compared to ab initio calculations based on a new cluster model including chemical, structural and relaxation effects. 
BibTeX:
@article{TimmermansVaeckHubinEtAl2002,
author = {Timmermans, B. and Vaeck, N. and Hubin, A. and Reniers, F.},
title = {Chemical effects in Auger electron spectra of aluminium},
journal = {Surface and Interface Analysis},
year = {2002},
volume = {34},
pages = {356359},
doi = {10.1002/sia.1316}
}

N. Vaeck & N.J. Kylstra.
Statistical properties of hollow atoms.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 65,
Pages 8,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We investigate the statistical properties of a prototype of a “hollow atom", i.e., an atom having a large number of empty inner shells. In particular, we have carried out ab initio calculations of the positions and widths of the [Formula Presented] states of nitrogen. These states give rise to a dense spectrum of strongly overlapping resonances. Due to the large number of open channels, the statistical description of the system simplifies considerably. We find that the distribution of the nearestneighbor energylevel spacings follows a Wigner distribution, while the widths of the states are narrowly distributed about the average perturbative width. © 2002 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckKylstra2002,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Kylstra, N.J.},
title = {Statistical properties of hollow atoms},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2002},
volume = {65},
pages = {8},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.65.062502}
}

N. Vaeck & N.J. Kylstra.
Statistical properties of hollow atoms.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 65,
Article number 062502,
Pages 625021625028,
2002.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: The statistical properties of a prototype of an atom having a large number of empty inner shells was investigated. The resonance states were found to be strongly overlapping and the number of decay channels was much larger than the number of states. The results showed that the distribution of the nearestneighbor energylevel spacings followed a Wigner distribution. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckKylstra2002a,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Kylstra, N.J.},
title = {Statistical properties of hollow atoms},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2002},
volume = {65},
article number = {062502},
pages = {625021625028}
}

E. Baloïtcha; M. DesouterLecomte; M.C. BacchusMontabonel & N. Vaeck.
Wave packet methods for charge exchange processes in ionatom collisions.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 114,
Pages 87418751,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Efficiency of different timedependent and timeindependent wave packet methods for chargeexchange cross sections in ionatom collisions was discussed. The timeindependent spectral projection method, based on the Chebyshev expansion of the resolvent function involved a time propagation while the flux operator method required propagation in time. Flux operator method used the properties of absorbing potentials in order to calculate the flux operator matrix elements. 
BibTeX:
@article{BaloitchaDesouterLecomteBacchusMontabonelEtAl2001,
author = {Baloïtcha, E. and DesouterLecomte, M. and BacchusMontabonel, M.C. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Wave packet methods for charge exchange processes in ionatom collisions},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {114},
pages = {87418751},
doi = {10.1063/1.1367378}
}

C. Blondel; C. Delsart; C. Valli; S. Yiou; M.R. Godefroid & S. Van Eck.
Electron affinities of [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] the fine structure of [Formula Presented] and the hyperfine structure of [Formula Presented].
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 64,
Pages 14,
2001.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: Photodetachment microscopy has been used in a doublepass, fieldcollinear scheme in order to measure the electron affinity of atomic oxygen. As an illustration of the sensitivity of the method, electron images could be recorded even from the rarest [Formula Presented] ion. Analysis of photodetachment images recorded with this odd isotope, however, requires that one knows the unresolved hyperfine structures of the ground states of both the neutral atom [Formula Presented] and the negative ion. Calculation of the hyperfine structure of [Formula Presented] was achieved, which permitted to add the electron affinity of [Formula Presented] to the series of the measured electron affinities of oxygen isotopes. The anomalous isotope shift of these electron affinities is finally compared with ab initio calculations. © 2001 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{BlondelDelsartValliEtAl2001,
author = {Blondel, C. and Delsart, C. and Valli, C. and Yiou, S. and Godefroid, M.R. and Van Eck, S.},
title = {Electron affinities of [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] the fine structure of [Formula Presented] and the hyperfine structure of [Formula Presented]},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {64},
pages = {14},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.64.052504}
}

C. Blondel; C. Delsart; C. Valli; S. Yiou; M.R. Godefroid & S. Van Eck.
Electron affinities of 16O, 17O, 18O, the fine structure of 16O, and the hyperfine structure of 17O.
Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 64,
Article number 052504,
Pages 5250415250414,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: Measurement of electron affinity of atomic oxygen was done using a photodetachment microscopy. For 17O, calculation of the hyperfine structure was done, which permitted to add the electron affinity of 17O to the series of the measured electron affinities of oxygen isotopes. Comparison of the anomalous isotope shift of these electron affinities was done with ab initio calculations. 
BibTeX:
@article{BlondelDelsartValliEtAl2001a,
author = {Blondel, C. and Delsart, C. and Valli, C. and Yiou, S. and Godefroid, M.R. and Van Eck, S.},
title = {Electron affinities of 16O, 17O, 18O, the fine structure of 16O, and the hyperfine structure of 17O},
journal = {Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {64},
article number = {052504},
pages = {5250415250414}
}

M.I. El Idrissi; J. Liévin; M. Herman; A. Campargue & G. Graner.
The vibrational energy pattern in propyne (12CH312C2H).
Chemical Physics,
Volume 265,
Pages 273289,
2001.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: The results of ab initio calculations at the MP2 level of theory are presented, which provide refined equilibrium geometrical parameters and better characterization of the vibrational normal modes in propyne (CH3C2H). These results help performing the vibrational analysis of the high resolution Fourier transform absorption spectrum of this molecule which has been recorded between 2000 and 10 200 cm1. The vibrational assignment criteria also include, in particular, the detailed identification of the band shape based on the observed rotational structure that is resolved for most bands. Some 46 bands are observed and their band shape identified in most cases. Among the bands newly reported, some 14 are vibrationally assigned, three of them tentatively. The relative intensity of all observed bands is estimated from the spectra. Approximate ζ rotational constants are obtained for ν3 + ν6 (0.074) and 2ν1 +ν8 (0.38). The results are merged with those of the previous literature, leading to list the origin of 118 vibrational bands, from which an extensive set of vibrational constants is extracted. Two polyad quantum numbers emerge from the vibrational energy pattern: Nsb = 3v1 + v3 + 2v5 + v9 and Ns = v1 + v3, supported by the ν1 with ν3+ ν5 and ν1 with ν3+ 2ν9 anharmonic resonances. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. 
BibTeX:
@article{ElIdrissiLievinHermanEtAl2001,
author = {El Idrissi, M.I. and Liévin, J. and Herman, M. and Campargue, A. and Graner, G.},
title = {The vibrational energy pattern in propyne (12CH312C2H)},
journal = {Chemical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {265},
pages = {273289},
doi = {10.1016/S03010104(01)003081}
}

M. Godefroid; C. Froese Fischer & P. Jönsson.
Nonrelativistic variational calculations of atomic properties in Lilike ions: Li I to O VI.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 34,
Pages 10791104,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The multiconfiguration HartreeFock method is used to calculate wavefunctions in the infinite nuclear mass limit for the terms 2s 2 S, 2p 2 P o , 3s 2 S, 3p 2 P o , 3d 2 D and 4s 2 S of lithiumlike ions (3 ≤ Z ≤ 8). Transition data, isotope shift parameters and hyperfine structure electronic contributions involving the six terms of the six ions are evaluated ab initio and compared with the most recent observations and other theoretical calculations when available. The isotopes 7,6 Li I, 11,10,9,7 Be II, 14,13,12 C IV, 15,14 N V and 18,17,16 O VI are considered in the analysis of the mass isotope shifts. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidFroeseFischerJoensson2001,
author = {Godefroid, M. and Froese Fischer, C. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Nonrelativistic variational calculations of atomic properties in Lilike ions: Li I to O VI},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {34},
pages = {10791104},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/34/6/308}
}

A. Mellouki; J. Liévin & M. Herman.
The vibrational spectrum of pyrrole (C4H5N) and furan (C4H4O) in the gas phase.
Chemical Physics,
Volume 271,
Pages 239266,
2001.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: We have recorded the absorption spectrum of pyrrole (C5H5N) and furan (C4H4O) on a broad spectral range in the infrared region and under various experimental conditions, using a Fourier transform interferometer. The resolution was good enough to reliably identify band shapes. We have performed the vibrational assignment of the vibrationrotation bands observed between 500 and 12,000 cm1 for pyrrole, and 500 and 9000 cm1 for furan. The assignment of the fundamental bands is supported by ab initio calculations at the MP2 level of approximation, considering both band positions and absolute absorption intensities. These calculations also allowed the normal mode coordinates to be drawn for the two species and their geometrical structure to be calculated. Vibrational mode numbering and symmetries are updated to latest conventions in the literature. In the combination and overtone spectral ranges, the band shape information guided the assignment, which could be achieved for most of the numerous observed bands. An extensive set of vibration constants was obtained for each species. The results from the literature available on each species are considered at each step of the investigation. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{MelloukiLievinHerman2001,
author = {Mellouki, A. and Liévin, J. and Herman, M.},
title = {The vibrational spectrum of pyrrole (C4H5N) and furan (C4H4O) in the gas phase},
journal = {Chemical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {271},
pages = {239266},
doi = {10.1016/S03010104(01)004475}
}

P. Palmeri; P. Quinet; N. Zitane & N. Vaeck.
Calculation of Auger rates for complex hollowatom configurations.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 34,
Pages 41254139,
2001.
[Abstract]
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[DOI]

Abstract: In this paper, the general behaviour of the Auger rates of hollow atoms for different types of configurations involving identical or nonidentical electrons is studied in order to reveal trends in the decay properties of these complex systems. For highly charged ions neutralized with electrons in excited configurations, conventional calculations such as those using available atomic structure codes are generally out of reach. Therefore, we have developed a global approach which allows one to estimate the Auger rates for these 'exotic' systems. When using this method in several simple cases (nitrogen, neon), it has been possible to reproduce levelbylevel calculations with good accuracy. Our new approach has allowed us to calculate lifetimes for hollow xenon, lead and thorium ions and the results are discussed in connection with recent experimental data on ionfullerene collisions. 
BibTeX:
@article{PalmeriQuinetZitaneEtAl2001,
author = {Palmeri, P. and Quinet, P. and Zitane, N. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Calculation of Auger rates for complex hollowatom configurations},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {34},
pages = {41254139},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/34/21/305}
}

R.S. Ram; A.G. Adam; W. Sha; A. Tsouli; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
The electronic structure of ZrCl.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 114,
Pages 39773987,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: The proposed electronic assignments of our previously reported near infrared transitions of ZrCl [J. Mol. Spectrosc. 186, 335 (1997); 196, 235 (1999)] have been revised following the suggestion of Sakai, Mogi, and Miyoshi [J. Chem. Phys. 111, 3989 (1999)]. The ground state is now assigned as the X2Δ state followed by the a 4Φ state being the lowest in the quartet manifold. The previously reported transitions [7.3]2Δa2Φ, [9.4]2Φa2Φ, and C4ΔX4Φ are now reassigned to C2ΦX2Δ, E2ΦX2Δ, and d4Δa4Φ, respectively. The new assignments are supported by our own ab initio calculations. Laser excitation spectra of the 414 nm band system have also been observed at low resolution and are attributed to a 4Γa4Φ transition. © 2001 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamAdamShaEtAl2001,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Adam, A.G. and Sha, W. and Tsouli, A. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {The electronic structure of ZrCl},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {114},
pages = {39773987}
}

R.S. Ram; J. Liévin; G. Li; T. Hirao & P.F. Bernath.
The X3Σ ground state of WO.
Chemical Physics Letters,
Volume 343,
Pages 437445,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The WO molecule was formed as an impurity during the excitation of a mixture of WCl6 vapor and He in a microwave discharge lamp. The emission spectra were recorded using a highresolution Fourier transform spectrometer. A rotational analysis of the strong bands in the 900025000 cm1 interval has been carried out and the bands have been classified into two groups with different lower states. The two lower states have been assigned as the Ω=0+ and Ω=1 spin components of the X3Σ ground state. Ab initio calculations have also been performed and they confirm our experimental assignments. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamLievinLiEtAl2001,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Liévin, J. and Li, G. and Hirao, T. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {The X3Σ ground state of WO},
journal = {Chemical Physics Letters},
year = {2001},
volume = {343},
pages = {437445},
doi = {10.1016/S00092614(01)007047}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
Some mathematical problems in the description of dissociating molecules.
Advances in Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 40,
Pages 1736,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: When separating the centre of mass motion from the Schrödinger problem for a system, some apparently reasonable choices of space fixed coordinates have transformation properties under nuclear permutations that mix variables that are formally nuclear with those that are formally electronic variables. This renders the idea of a potential surface expressed in such coordinates, problematic. The problems are discussed and some solutions suggested. © 2001. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2001,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {Some mathematical problems in the description of dissociating molecules},
journal = {Advances in Quantum Chemistry},
year = {2001},
volume = {40},
pages = {1736}
}

R.H. Tipping; A. Brown; Q. Ma; J.M. Hartmann; C. Boulet & J. Liévin.
Collisioninduced absorption in the v2 fundamental band of CH4. I. Determination of the quadrupole transition moment.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 115,
Pages 88528857,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The vibrating quadrupole of CH4 interacting with the polarizability of the perturber is proposed as another collisioninduced dipole mechanism. This mechanism would be present for absorption in the v2 region. For demonstration purposes, the simplest case of CH4Ar is considered. 
BibTeX:
@article{TippingBrownMaEtAl2001,
author = {Tipping, R.H. and Brown, A. and Ma, Q. and Hartmann, J.M. and Boulet, C. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Collisioninduced absorption in the v2 fundamental band of CH4. I. Determination of the quadrupole transition moment},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {115},
pages = {88528857},
doi = {10.1063/1.1408915}
}

N. Vaeck; M.C. BacchusMontabonel; E. Baloïtcha & M. DesouterLecomte.
Timedependent wavepacket treatment of the Si4+ + He collision.
Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 63,
Article number 042704,
Pages 427041427048,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: The charge exchange Si 4+ + He reaction at low energy and high energy was studied. A timedependent wavepacket approach was used in low energy range using two different propagator techniques. In high energy range, a semiclassical approach which included Coriolis effects was used. Splitoperator technique was used in diabatic representaion and Chebyshev method was used in adiabatic representation for timedependent approach. Two results were found to be in agreement and thus approved the accuracy of present approach. The order of the magnitude of theoretical values was confirmed by the rate constant of electron transfer reaction calculations. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckBacchusMontabonelBaloitchaEtAl2001,
author = {Vaeck, N. and BacchusMontabonel, M.C. and Baloïtcha, E. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Timedependent wavepacket treatment of the Si4+ + He collision},
journal = {Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {63},
article number = {042704},
pages = {427041427048}
}

N. Vaeck; M.C. BacchusMontabonel; E. Baloïtcha & M. DesouterLecomte.
Timedependent wavepacket treatment of the Si4++He collision.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 63,
Article number 042704,
Pages 18,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The collisional system Si4++He has been studied over a range of mean relative ion kinetic energy going from 102 to 102 eV/amu. In the lowenergy range, a timedependent wavepacket approach is used both in the diabatic and the adiabatic representation using two different propagator techniques. The agreement between the two sets of results assess the accuracy of the present numerical approach. Above 2.5 eV/amu., a semiclassical eikonal calculation is performed, which includes the Coriolis couplings. Finally, the rate constant is calculated and compared with the other theoretical data as well as with the experimental value of [Fang and Kwong, Phys. Rev. A 59, 342 (1999)]. The present results confirm the order of magnitude of previous theoretical values. ©2001 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckBacchusMontabonelBaloitchaEtAl2001a,
author = {Vaeck, N. and BacchusMontabonel, M.C. and Baloïtcha, E. and DesouterLecomte, M.},
title = {Timedependent wavepacket treatment of the Si4++He collision},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2001},
volume = {63},
article number = {042704},
pages = {18},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.63.042704}
}

N. Vaeck; J.E. Hansen; P. Palmeri; P. Quinet; N. Zitane; M. Godefroid; S. Fritzsche & N. Kylstra.
Hollow atoms: A theoretical challenge.
Physica Scripta T,
Volume 95,
Pages 6875,
2001.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: Hollow atoms are characterized by a large number of vacant inner shells and electrons occupying the outer shells. These "exotic" atomic species are formed in collision processes between highlycharged ions and several types of targets. The scope of the present contribution is to examine the decay properties of hollow atom states populated in collision with atoms, molecules, solid surfaces and clusters. 
BibTeX:
@conference{VaeckHansenPalmeriEtAl2001,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E. and Palmeri, P. and Quinet, P. and Zitane, N. and Godefroid, M. and Fritzsche, S. and Kylstra, N.},
title = {Hollow atoms: A theoretical challenge},
journal = {Physica Scripta T},
year = {2001},
volume = {95},
pages = {6875}
}

E. Biémont; C.F. Fischer; M.R. Godefroid; P. Palmeri & P. Quinet.
Corepolarization effects in the cadmium isoelectronic sequence.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 62,
Pages 032512032511,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: In this study, experimental and theoretical values for the oscillator strengths of the 5s2 1S05s5p 1,3P10 transitions and for the lifetimes of the 5s5p 1,3P10 levels in the Cd isoelectronic sequence were examined in the context of the evaluation of the importance of corepolarization effects. Erroneous or inaccurate measurements were identified using regularities along the sequence and coherence among the HFR and MCDF results. 
BibTeX:
@article{BiemontFischerGodefroidEtAl2000,
author = {Biémont, E. and Fischer, C.F. and Godefroid, M.R. and Palmeri, P. and Quinet, P.},
title = {Corepolarization effects in the cadmium isoelectronic sequence},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2000},
volume = {62},
pages = {032512032511}
}

E. Biémont; C.F. Fischer; M.R. Godefroid; P. Palmeri & P. Quinet.
Corepolarization effects in the cadmium isoelectronic sequence.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 62,
Pages 8,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The oscillator strengths of the allowed and spinforbidden [Formula Presented] transitions in the cadmium isoelectronic sequence are evaluated for [Formula Presented] using the relativistic HartreeFock approach, including a corepolarization potential, and the multiconfiguration DiracFock method, taking the valence and corevalence correlation effects into account. A good agreement is noted when comparing the two sets of theoretical data and when comparing theory with experiment for the spinforbidden transition. The discrepancies observed between theory (both theories being in agreement) and experiment for the singletsinglet transition indicate that some experimental data are in need of revision. © 2000 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{BiemontFischerGodefroidEtAl2000a,
author = {Biémont, E. and Fischer, C.F. and Godefroid, M.R. and Palmeri, P. and Quinet, P.},
title = {Corepolarization effects in the cadmium isoelectronic sequence},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {2000},
volume = {62},
pages = {8},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.62.032512}
}

P.F. Coheur; J. Cornil; D.A. Dos Santos; P.R. Birkett; J. Liévin; J.L. Brédas; D.R.M. Walton; R. Taylor; H.W. Kroto & R. Colin.
Photophysical properties of hexafunctionalized C60 derivatives: Spectroscopic and quantumchemical investigations.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 112,
Pages 85558566,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The photophysical properties of hexafunctionalized C60 derivatives (C60Cl6, C60Ph5Cl, C60Ph5H, and two C60Ph5OH isomers) have been investigated by means of UVvisible absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy in cyclohexane solution and quantumchemical calculations derived from semiempirical HartreeFock approaches. A very good agreement is obtained between the measured absorption and fluorescence spectra and the calculated excitation energies, thus allowing for a detailed assignment of the optical features. The effects of symmetry and chemical nature of the functional groups on the groundstate and spectroscopic properties of the C60 derivatives are discussed. © 2000 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{CoheurCornilDosSantosEtAl2000,
author = {Coheur, P.F. and Cornil, J. and Dos Santos, D.A. and Birkett, P.R. and Liévin, J. and Brédas, J.L. and Walton, D.R.M. and Taylor, R. and Kroto, H.W. and Colin, R.},
title = {Photophysical properties of hexafunctionalized C60 derivatives: Spectroscopic and quantumchemical investigations},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2000},
volume = {112},
pages = {85558566},
doi = {10.1063/1.481485}
}

P.F. Coheur; J. Cornil; D.A. Dos Santos; P.R. Birkett; J. Liévin; J.L. Brédas; D.R.M. Walton; R. Taylor; H.W. Kroto & R. Colin.
Photophysical properties of multiply phenylated C70 derivatives: Spectroscopic and quantumchemical investigations.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 112,
Pages 63716381,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The photophysics of six multiply phenylated C70 derivatives [C70Ph2, C70Ph4, C70Ph6 (two regioisomers), C70Ph8 and C70Ph10] have been investigated by means of steady state spectroscopy in cyclohexane solution and quantumchemical calculations derived from semiempirical HartreeFock approaches. There is good agreement between the measured absorption spectra and the INDO/SCI calculated excitation energies for each derivative. The foregoing results and some additional ground state properties calculated at the AMI level have been used to predict that the perturbation of the π electronic system of the cage results in significant changes in the photophysics of the fullerene derivatives. The effects of conjugation and spatial localization of the HOMO and LUMO orbitals on the energy of the first electronic transition are discussed in greater detail. © 2000 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{CoheurCornilDosSantosEtAl2000a,
author = {Coheur, P.F. and Cornil, J. and Dos Santos, D.A. and Birkett, P.R. and Liévin, J. and Brédas, J.L. and Walton, D.R.M. and Taylor, R. and Kroto, H.W. and Colin, R.},
title = {Photophysical properties of multiply phenylated C70 derivatives: Spectroscopic and quantumchemical investigations},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2000},
volume = {112},
pages = {63716381},
doi = {10.1063/1.481198}
}

M.R. Godefroid & A. Hibbert.
Theoretical lifetimes and branching fractions of 2p4(3P)3d 4D7/2, 2F7/2 and 4F7/2 in Ne II.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 98,
Pages 10991106,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Transition probabilities of the radiative decay processes of the excited levels 2p4(3P)3d 4D7/2, 2F7/2 and 4F7/2 of the fluorinelike neon ion (Ne+) are evaluated by variational calculations using superposition of configurations in the BreitPauli approximation. The strong 2F7/24F7/2 relativistic mixing is discussed in terms of level designation and doubletquartet intensity transfer. A detailed comparison of the results with other theories and with the NIST measurements of branching fractions, combined with lifetime measurements, confirms problems on the experimental side. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidHibbert2000,
author = {Godefroid, M.R. and Hibbert, A.},
title = {Theoretical lifetimes and branching fractions of 2p4(3P)3d 4D7/2, 2F7/2 and 4F7/2 in Ne II},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2000},
volume = {98},
pages = {10991106},
doi = {10.1080/00268970050080465}
}

D. Hurtmans; F. Herregodts; M. Herman; J. Liévin; A. Campargue; A. Garnache & A.A. Kachanov.
Spectroscopic and ab initio investigation of the vOH overtone excitation in transformic acid.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 113,
Pages 15351545,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In this study, three different inputs dedicated to the OH bond excitation in transformic acid were merged. First, experiments were carried out using FTS. Following this, ICLAS was used to record the 4vOH band at high spectral region. Finally, ab initio calculations were performed. Overall, the results indicate the occurrence of a chemical mechanism different from those usually probed with overtone spectroscopy. 
BibTeX:
@article{HurtmansHerregodtsHermanEtAl2000,
author = {Hurtmans, D. and Herregodts, F. and Herman, M. and Liévin, J. and Campargue, A. and Garnache, A. and Kachanov, A.A.},
title = {Spectroscopic and ab initio investigation of the vOH overtone excitation in transformic acid},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {2000},
volume = {113},
pages = {15351545},
doi = {10.1063/1.481939}
}

P. Jönsson & M.R. Godefroid.
Theoretical studies of isotope shifts, hyperfine structures and oscillator strengths in transitions between lowlying levels in O I.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 98,
Pages 11411149,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) and configuration interaction (CI) calculations have been performed for the lowlying levels 2p 4 3 P, 2p 3 ( 4 S 0 )3s 3,5 S 0 and 2p 3 ( 4 S 0 )3p 3,5 P 0 of neutral oxygen. Different cancellation effects on the specific mass shift, on the electronic contributions to hyperfine interaction constants and on the length and velocity forms of oscillator strengths are illustrated. The final CI values are compared with experimental values and, when available, with values from other theories. 
BibTeX:
@article{JoenssonGodefroid2000,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Theoretical studies of isotope shifts, hyperfine structures and oscillator strengths in transitions between lowlying levels in O I},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {2000},
volume = {98},
pages = {11411149},
doi = {10.1080/00268970050080500}
}

R.S. Ram; A.G. Adam; A. Tsouli; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Highresolution spectroscopy and Ab initio calculations on HfCl.
Journal of molecular spectroscopy,
Volume 202,
Pages 116130,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The emission spectrum of HfCl has been investigated in the 300018 500 cm1 region at high resolution using a Fourier transform spectrometer. The bands were excited in a microwave discharge through a flowing mixture of HfCl4 and helium. Two bands near 17 140 and 17 490 cm1 were also measured in absorption using laser excitation spectroscopy. In this instance the molecules were created by laser ablation in a molecular beam apparatus. The observed bands have been classified into two electronic transitions, [7.6]4Δ3/2X2Δ3/2 and [17.1]2Δ3/2X2Δ3/2 involving a common lower state. A rotational analysis of the 00 and 11 bands of [7.6]4Δ3/2X2Δ3/2 and 00, 11, and 10 bands of the [17.1]2Δ3/2X2Δ3/2 transitions has been carried out and the equilibrium spectroscopic constants have been determined. The ground state principal molecular constants are Be = 0.1097404(54) cm1, αe = 0.0004101(54) cm1, and re = 2.290532(57) angstrom. Ab initio calculations have been performed on HfCl and spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states have been predicted. The ground state is predicted to be a regular 2Δ state arising from the valence electron configuration, 1σ22σ23σ21π41δ1. On the basis of our ab initio calculations, we assign the observed transitions as [7.6]4Δ3/2X2Δ3/2 and [17.1]2Δ3/2X2Δ3/2. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamAdamTsouliEtAl2000,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Adam, A.G. and Tsouli, A. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Highresolution spectroscopy and Ab initio calculations on HfCl},
journal = {Journal of molecular spectroscopy},
year = {2000},
volume = {202},
pages = {116130},
doi = {10.1006/jmsp.2000.8120}
}

B. Sutcliffe.
The decoupling of electronic and nuclear motions in the isolated molecule SchröDinger Hamiltonian.
Advances in Chemical Physics,
Volume 114,
Pages 118121,
2000.
[BibTeX]

BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe2000,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {The decoupling of electronic and nuclear motions in the isolated molecule SchröDinger Hamiltonian},
journal = {Advances in Chemical Physics},
year = {2000},
volume = {114},
pages = {118121}
}

R. Wintjens; J. Liévin; M. Rooman & E. Buisine.
Contribution of cationπ interactions to the stability of proteinDNA complexes.
Journal of Molecular Biology,
Volume 302,
Pages 393408,
2000.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: Cationπ interactions between an aromatic ring and a positive charge located above it have proven to be important in protein structures and biomolecule associations. Here, the role of these interactions at the interface of proteinDNA complexes is investigated, by means of ab initio quantum mechanics energy calculations and Xray structure analyses. Ab initio energy calculations indicate that Na ions and DNA bases can form stable cationπ complexes, whose binding strength strongly depends on the type of base, on the position of the Na ion, and whether the base is isolated or included in a doublestranded BDNA. A survey of proteinDNA complex structures using appropriate geometrical criteria revealed cationπ interactions in 71% of the complexes. More than half of the cationπ pairs involve arginine residues, about onethird asparagine or glutamine residues that only carry a partial charge, and oneseventh lysine residues. The most frequently observed pair, which is also the most stable as monitored by ab initio energy calculations, is arginineguanine. Arginineadenine interactions are also favorable in general, although to a lesser extent, whereas those with thymine and cytosine are not. Our calculations show that the major contribution to cationπ interactions with DNA bases is of electrostatic nature. These interactions often occur concomitantly with hydrogen bonds with adjacent bases; their strength is estimated to be from three to four times lower than that of hydrogen bonds. Finally, the role of cationπ interactions in the stability and specificity of proteinDNA complexes is discussed. (C) 2000 Academic Press. 
BibTeX:
@article{WintjensLievinRoomanEtAl2000,
author = {Wintjens, R. and Liévin, J. and Rooman, M. and Buisine, E.},
title = {Contribution of cationπ interactions to the stability of proteinDNA complexes},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Biology},
year = {2000},
volume = {302},
pages = {393408}
}

C. Bedouet; F. Frémont; J.Y. Chesnel; X. Husson; H. Merabet; N. Vaeck; N. Zitane; B. Sulik; M. Grether; A. Spieler & N. Stolterfoht.
Dielectronic excitation of Ne Kshell electrons in 2–170keV [Formula Presented] collisions.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 59,
Pages 43994406,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We report on the projectile energy dependence of the cross sections for producing K Auger electrons in 2–170keV [Formula Presented] collisions. The present studies, which extend previous work performed at the impact energy of 35 keV, give evidence for a dielectronic excitation process produced by electronelectron interaction. At impact energies in the range 5–170 keV, the cross sections are found to be larger than [Formula Presented] Molecularorbital energy diagrams were determined to analyze details of the collision. Analytic models were used to evaluate cross sections associated with dielectronic excitation. The results show good agreement with experiment. The dielectronic excitation process is dominant when three electrons from the target are transferred into an excited state of the projectile. © 1999 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{BedouetFremontChesnelEtAl1999,
author = {Bedouet, C. and Frémont, F. and Chesnel, J.Y. and Husson, X. and Merabet, H. and Vaeck, N. and Zitane, N. and Sulik, B. and Grether, M. and Spieler, A. and Stolterfoht, N.},
title = {Dielectronic excitation of Ne Kshell electrons in 2–170keV [Formula Presented] collisions},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {59},
pages = {43994406},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.59.4399}
}

P.F. Coheur; J. Cornil; D.A. Dos Santos; P.R. Birkett; J. Liévin; J.L. Brédas; J.M. Janot; P. Seta; S. Leach; D.R.M. Walton; R. Taylor; H.W. Kroto & R. Colin.
Photophysical properties of C60Cl6, C60Ph5Cl and C60Ph5H.
Synthetic Metals,
Volume 103,
Pages 24072410,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The geometry and electronic structure of three C60 derivatives (C60Cl6, C60Ph5Cl and C60Ph5H) are studied by means of spectroscopic measurements in cyclohexane solution and semiempirical HartreeFock quantumchemical calculations. A good agreement between observed and simulated spectra is reported. Based on the latter, the importance of symmetry and nature of the functional groups on the properties of the C60 cages is discussed. 
BibTeX:
@article{CoheurCornilDosSantosEtAl1999,
author = {Coheur, P.F. and Cornil, J. and Dos Santos, D.A. and Birkett, P.R. and Liévin, J. and Brédas, J.L. and Janot, J.M. and Seta, P. and Leach, S. and Walton, D.R.M. and Taylor, R. and Kroto, H.W. and Colin, R.},
title = {Photophysical properties of C60Cl6, C60Ph5Cl and C60Ph5H},
journal = {Synthetic Metals},
year = {1999},
volume = {103},
pages = {24072410},
doi = {10.1016/S03796779(98)002501}
}

G. Di Lonardo; L. Fusina; E. Venuti; J.W.C. Johns; M.I. El Idrissi; J. Liévin & M. Herman.
The vibrational energy pattern in acetylene. V. 13C2H2.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 111,
Pages 10081016,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A total of 134 vibrational levels with assigned rotational structure have been gathered in the ground electronic state of 13C2H2. Most of these measurements are updated or new compared to the previously published data. Altogether, they cover the range up to 23 670 cm1. 118 out of the 119 levels observed below 13 000 cm1 have been simultaneously fitted using the socalled cluster model, already used to deal with the vibrational energy levels in other isotopomers of acetylene [El Idrissi et al., J. Chem. Phys. 110, 2074 (1999), and references therein]. Twentynine vibrational constants have been determined, including the offdiagonal parameters K3/245, K1/244, K1/255, K11/33, K14/35, and r45, with a rms of the fit equal to 0.52 cm1. The same three constants of the motion as in 12C2H2 emerged, Ns = v1+v2+v3, Nr=5v1+3v2+5v3+v4+v 5 and k=l4+l5. The energies of the levels above 13 000 cm1 calculated with the obtained parameters compare reasonably well with the experimental values. For all levels the predicted rotational constants compare satisfactorily with the experimental results. © 1999 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{DiLonardoFusinaVenutiEtAl1999,
author = {Di Lonardo, G. and Fusina, L. and Venuti, E. and Johns, J.W.C. and El Idrissi, M.I. and Liévin, J. and Herman, M.},
title = {The vibrational energy pattern in acetylene. V. 13C2H2},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {111},
pages = {10081016},
doi = {10.1063/1.479381}
}

M.I. El Idrissi; J. Liévin; A. Campargue & M. Herman.
The vibrational energy pattern in acetylene (IV): Updated global vibration constants for 12C2H2.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 110,
Pages 20742086,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: All 253 vibrational levels in the ground electronic state of 12C2H2 with assigned rotational structure reported in the literature from absorption, stimulated emission pumping, and dispersed laser induced fluorescence spectroscopic investigations are gathered. They cover the range up to 18915 cm1. Some 219 of these energies are simultaneously fitted using the same socalled Cluster model based on the emergence of three constants of the motion, as previously used to deal with the vibrational energy levels up to 12 000 cm1 [Abbouti Temsamani and Herman, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 5931 (1995)]. Thirtynine vibrational constants are produced. The rms value of the fit is 0.81 cm1. Principal rotational constants are predicted for all levels, which satisfactorily compare with the experimental results. Problems are demonstrated to concern a fraction of the 34 remaining levels only. Thus, the adequacy of the model is fully confirmed. The remaining problems are discussed and globally attributed to problems of a vibrationrotation nature. A comprehensive listing of calculated vibrational energies for all k sublevels up to 15 000 cm1, including predicted Bv, values and assignments is made available. © 1999 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{ElIdrissiLievinCampargueEtAl1999,
author = {El Idrissi, M.I. and Liévin, J. and Campargue, A. and Herman, M.},
title = {The vibrational energy pattern in acetylene (IV): Updated global vibration constants for 12C2H2},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {110},
pages = {20742086},
doi = {10.1063/1.477817}
}

S. Fritzsche; F. Koike; J.E. Sienkiewicz & N. Vaeck.
Calculation of relativistic atomic transition and ionization properties for highlycharged ions.
Physica Scripta T,
Volume 80,
Pages 479481,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: Recent years have seen a growing number of largescale atomic structure calculations using both nonrelativistic and relativistic theories. For investigations of multiple and highly charged ions, of course, a relativistic structure code like the widely known GRASP program is required. In a revised version of this program, namely GRASP92 [F.A. Parpia, C.F. Fischer, and I.P. Grant, Comput. Phys. Commun. 94, 249 (1996)], systematic studies of level energies and a few other boundstate properties are now being supported.  Here, we briefly introduce a new package RATIP which extends GRASP92 towards the computation of various Relativistic AtomicTransition and Ionization Properties. A short overview of the capabilities of RATIP along with current developments will be given. 
BibTeX:
@conference{FritzscheKoikeSienkiewiczEtAl1999,
author = {Fritzsche, S. and Koike, F. and Sienkiewicz, J.E. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Calculation of relativistic atomic transition and ionization properties for highlycharged ions},
journal = {Physica Scripta T},
year = {1999},
volume = {80},
pages = {479481}
}

M.R. Godefroid & C.F. Fischer.
Isotope shift in the oxygen electron affinity.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 60,
Pages R2637R2640,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The present paper reports the ab initio evaluation of the electron affinity of oxygen, and the value of its isotope shift. The theoretical results are in good agreement with the recent electron affinity measurements for [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] by photodetachment microscopy, revealing an “anomalous” isotope shift. The theoretical fine structure of the negative ion [Formula Presented] is also in very good agreement with observation. © 1999 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidFischer1999,
author = {Godefroid, M.R. and Fischer, C.F.},
title = {Isotope shift in the oxygen electron affinity},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {60},
pages = {R2637R2640},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.60.R2637}
}

M. Godefroid & C. Froese Fischer.
Mg+ 3s 2S1/24p 2P3/2, 1/2o weak transition probabilities revisited.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 32,
Pages 44674483,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The oscillator strengths of the Mg+ weak transitions 3s 2S1/24p 2P3/2, 1/2o at λ = 1239, 1240 angstrom are evaluated using the multiconfiguration HartreeFock approach combined with the orbital active set method and configurationinteraction calculations, taking the effect of triple and quadruple excitations into account. The effects of core and corevalence correlation using different optimization schemes are discussed in detail. Relativistic corrections are calculated within the BreitPauli approximation. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidFroeseFischer1999,
author = {Godefroid, M. and Froese Fischer, C.},
title = {Mg+ 3s 2S1/24p 2P3/2, 1/2o weak transition probabilities revisited},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {32},
pages = {44674483},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/32/18/307}
}

M. Herman; J. Lievin; J. Vander Auwera & A. Campargue.
Global and accurate vibration Hamiltonians from highresolution molecular spectroscopy.
Advances in Chemical Physics,
Volume 108,
Pages 1330,
1999.
[BibTeX]

BibTeX:
@article{HermanLievinVanderAuweraEtAl1999,
author = {Herman, M. and Lievin, J. and Vander Auwera, J. and Campargue, A.},
title = {Global and accurate vibration Hamiltonians from highresolution molecular spectroscopy},
journal = {Advances in Chemical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {108},
pages = {1330}
}

P. Jönsson; C. Froese Fischer & M.R. Godefroid.
MCHF calculations of isotope shifts and oscillator strengths for transitions between lowlying states in Belike systems and neutral magnesium.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 32,
Pages 12331245,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Results from systematic multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations of isotope shifts and oscillator strengths are reported for the 2s 2  2s2p and 2s2p  2p 2 transitions in the Be isoelectronic sequence (Z = 410). In addition values for the same properties as well as for the hyperfine interaction constants are presented for the 3s 2 3s3p transitions in Mg I. Different models for electron correlation are used, and it is shown that valence and corevalence effects alone are not sufficient to obtain accurate values for the isotope shifts, but that also corecore effects need to be accounted for. 
BibTeX:
@article{JoenssonFroeseFischerGodefroid1999,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {MCHF calculations of isotope shifts and oscillator strengths for transitions between lowlying states in Belike systems and neutral magnesium},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {32},
pages = {12331245},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/32/5/015}
}

R.S. Ram; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Emission Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Calculations on IrN.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 197,
Pages 133146,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The emission spectrum of IrN was recorded in the near infrared using a Fourier transform spectrometer. The IrN molecules were excited in an Ir hollow cathode lamp operated with a mixture of Ne and a trace of N2. Numerous IrN bands observed in the 75009200 cm1 region were assigned to a new a3ΠX1Σ+ electronic transition with the 00 bands of the a3Π0X1Σ+ and a3Π1X1Σ+ subbands near 9175 and 8841 cm1, respectively. A rotational analysis of several bands of the 00 and 01 sequences was obtained and molecular constants were extracted. The effective Hund's case (a) constants for the new a3Π state are: T00 = 8840.31747(88) cm1, A0 = 340.53329(93) cm1, ΔG(1/2) = 984.3629(23) cm1, Be = 0.4699116(27) cm1, αe = 0.0030058(50) cm1, and re= 1.6576432(47) Å. The spectroscopic properties of the ground state and several lowlying electronic states of IrN were also predicted by ab initio calculations. These calculations are consistent with our assignment of the a3ΠX1Σ+ transition and also support our previous assignments of the A′ 1Π and A1Π electronic states [R. S. Ram and P. F. Bernath, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 193, 363 (1999)]. The excited a3Π state of IrN has an 1σ22σ21π43σ 11δ4π1 electron configuration and the configurations of the other lowlying electronic states are also discussed. © 1999 Academic Press. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamLievinBernath1999,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Emission Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Calculations on IrN},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1999},
volume = {197},
pages = {133146},
doi = {10.1006/jmsp.1999.7911}
}

R.S. Ram; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Fourier transform emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on OsN.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 111,
Pages 34493456,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The emission spectrum of OsN has been recorded in the 300013000 cm1 region using a Fourier transform spectrometer. OsN molecules were excited in an osmium hollow cathode lamp operated with neon gas and a trace of nitrogen. Six bands observed in the 800012 200 cm1 region have been classified into three transitions, a 4Π5/2X2Δ5/2, b 4Φ5/2X2Δ5/2, and b 4Φ5/2X2Δ5/2 with the 00 band origins near 8381.7, 11 147.9, and 12 127.2 cm1, respectively. A rotational analysis of these bands provides the following equilibrium constants for the ground electronic state: ωe = 1147.9492(77) cm1, ωexe=5.4603(36) cm1, Be=0.493 381(55) cm1, αe = 0.002753(38) cm1, and re = 1.618 023(91) Å. Ab initio calculations have been performed on OsN and the spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states have been calculated. Our assignments are supported by these calculations. The ground state of OsN has been identified as a 2Δi state consistent with the observations for the isoelectronic IrC molecule [Jansson et al., Chem. Phys. Lett. 4, 188 (1969); J. Mol. Spectrosc. 36, 248 (1970)]. The 1σ22σ21π41δ 3σ2 electron configuration has been proposed for the ground state and the configurations for the other lowlying electronic states have also been discussed. This work represents the first experimental or theoretical investigation of the electronic spectra of OsN. © 1999 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamLievinBernath1999a,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Fourier transform emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on OsN},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {111},
pages = {34493456},
doi = {10.1063/1.479630}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
Dipole moment surfaces and spectroscopic calculations.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 74,
Pages 681695,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Modern nonempirical calculations of the rotationvibration spectra of small molecules often use a dipole moment surface computed from a clamped nuclei electronic structure calculation to determine the transition intensities. In this article, an attempt is made to analyze what exactly is involved in such an enterprise. © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Int J Quant Chem 74: 681695, 1999. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1999,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Dipole moment surfaces and spectroscopic calculations},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1999},
volume = {74},
pages = {681695},
doi = {10.1002/(SICI)1097461X(1999)74:6<681::AIDQUA9>3.0.CO;26}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The bornoppenheimer correction terms for a triatomic system in the sutcliffetennyson formulation.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 74,
Pages 109121,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An attempt is made to formulate the BornOppenheimer correction terms arising from the interaction of the electronic and nuclear motions in a triatomic system. The formulation for the nuclear motion problem is kept as general as possible while using the nuclei to define the instantaneous (xz) plane, following the approach presented in Sutcliffe and Tennyson. © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1999a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The bornoppenheimer correction terms for a triatomic system in the sutcliffetennyson formulation},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1999},
volume = {74},
pages = {109121},
doi = {10.1002/(SICI)1097461X(1999)74:2<109::AIDQUA8>3.0.CO;2K}
}

N. Vaeck; M. DesouterLecomte & J. Liévin.
Nonadiabatic wavepacket dynamics for chargeexchange processes in ionatom collisions: Application to C4+ + H.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 32,
Pages 409428,
1999.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The collisional system C4+ + H is studied as a test case to assess the efficiency of a full quantum timedependent method to calculate chargeexchange cross sections. The molecular diabatic electronic channels are calculated at the CASSCF level from the adiabatic potential energy curves and the radial coupling matrix. The elements of the collision matrix are extracted, for each value of the total angular momentum K, by Fourier transforming the postcollisional amplitudes of the wavepackets which are prepared in the entry channel C4+ + H and propagated on the coupled effective channels for each value of K. The results are compared with previous calculations of cross sections obtained by solving the stationary scattering equations and with recent experimental results. The closecoupling wavepacket method also provides a timedependent picture of the collision dynamics for any K value. The kinematic isotopic effect is also examined. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckDesouterLecomteLievin1999,
author = {Vaeck, N. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Nonadiabatic wavepacket dynamics for chargeexchange processes in ionatom collisions: Application to C4+ + H},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1999},
volume = {32},
pages = {409428},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/32/2/021}
}

T. Brage; P.G. Judge; A. Aboussaïd; M.R. Godefroid; P. Jönsson; A. Ynnerman; C.F. Fischer & D.S. Leckrone.
Hyperfine induced transitions as diagnostics of isotopic composition and densities of lowdensity plasmas.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 500,
Pages 507521,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The J = 0 → J′ = 0 radiative transitions, usually viewed as allowed through twophoton decay, may also be induced by the hyperfine (HPF) interaction in atoms or ions having a nonzero nuclear spin. We compute new and review existing decay rates for the nsnp 3 P J o → ns 2 1 S J′ = 0 transitions in ions of the Be (n = 2) and Mg (n = 3) isoelectronic sequences. The HPF induced decay rates for the J = 0 → J′ = 0 transitions are many orders of magnitude larger than those for the competing twophoton processes, and when present are typically 1 or 2 orders of magnitude smaller than the decay rates of the magnetic quadrupole (J = 2 → J′ = 0) transitions for these ions. Several HPF induced transitions are potentially of astrophysical interest in ions of C, N, Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Cr, Fe, and Ni. We highlight those cases that may be of particular diagnostic value for determining isotopic abundance ratios and/or electron densities from UV or EUV emissionline data. We present our atomic data in the form of scaling laws so that, given the isotopic nuclear spin and magnetic moment, a simple expression yields estimates for HPF induced decay rates. We examine some UV and EUV solar and nebular data in light of these new results and suggest possible applications for future study. We could not find evidence for the existence of HPF induced lines in the spectra we examined, but we demonstrate that existing data have come close to providing interesting upper limits. For the planetary nebula SMC N2, we derive an upper limit of 0.1 for 13 C/ 12 C from Goddard HighResolution Spectrograph data obtained by Clegg. It is likely that more stringent limits could be obtained using newer data with higher sensitivities in a variety of objects. © 1998. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{BrageJudgeAboussaidEtAl1998,
author = {Brage, T. and Judge, P.G. and Aboussaïd, A. and Godefroid, M.R. and Jönsson, P. and Ynnerman, A. and Fischer, C.F. and Leckrone, D.S.},
title = {Hyperfine induced transitions as diagnostics of isotopic composition and densities of lowdensity plasmas},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {1998},
volume = {500},
pages = {507521},
doi = {10.1086/305690}
}

G. Doggett & B. Sutcliffe.
A modern approach to LS coupling in the theory of atomic spectra.
Journal of Chemical Education,
Volume 75,
Pages 110114,
1998.
[BibTeX]

BibTeX:
@article{DoggettSutcliffe1998,
author = {Doggett, G. and Sutcliffe, B.},
title = {A modern approach to LS coupling in the theory of atomic spectra},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Education},
year = {1998},
volume = {75},
pages = {110114}
}

C.F. Fischer; M. Saparov; G. Gaigalas & M. Godefroid.
Breitpauli energies, transition probabilities, and lifetimes for 2s, 2p, 3s, 3p, 3d, 4s2llevels of the lithium sequence,Z= 38.
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables,
Volume 70,
Pages 119134,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Multiconfiguration BreitPauli energy levels, lifetimes, and transition data are presented for the lithium sequence in the rangeZ≤ 8. Included are allJlevels of the six lowest2Lterms, namely those with configuration labels 1s22s, 1s22p, 1s23s, 1s23p, 1s23d, and 1s24s. © 1998 Academic Press. 
BibTeX:
@article{FischerSaparovGaigalasEtAl1998,
author = {Fischer, C.F. and Saparov, M. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Breitpauli energies, transition probabilities, and lifetimes for 2s, 2p, 3s, 3p, 3d, 4s2llevels of the lithium sequence,Z= 38},
journal = {Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables},
year = {1998},
volume = {70},
pages = {119134},
doi = {10.1006/adnd.1998.0788}
}

J. Fleming; A. Hibbert; K.L. Bell & N. Vaeck.
The 3s 2S4p 2Po transition probability in Mg II.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
Volume 300,
Pages 767772,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The superposition of configurations (SOC) method has been used to calculate fvalues for the Mg H doublet at 1240 Å, which has been observed in the interstellar medium near stars such as ζ Ophiuchi. Our best value for the multiplet oscillator strength is 0.00083. SOC calculations have also been undertaken for the stronger (3s3p) doublet at 2800 Å giving a multiplet fvalue of 0.92. 
BibTeX:
@article{FlemingHibbertBellEtAl1998,
author = {Fleming, J. and Hibbert, A. and Bell, K.L. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {The 3s 2S4p 2Po transition probability in Mg II},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year = {1998},
volume = {300},
pages = {767772},
doi = {10.1111/j.13658711.1998.01935.x}
}

C. Froese Fischer; P. Jönsson & M. Godefroid.
Some twoelectron properties of sodium.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 57,
Pages 17531758,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Some properties of atoms defined in terms of twoelectron operators are investigated for sodium. Systematic multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) methods are used. Of particular interest are the energy, the isotope shift parameter, and a dipoledipole parameter defined as the expectation value of the operator [Formula Presented]. Unlike the oneelectron dipole operator, where the line strength was predicted accurately from single, double, and triple excitations, these properties require that quadruple excitations also be considered. © 1998 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{FroeseFischerJoenssonGodefroid1998,
author = {Froese Fischer, C. and Jönsson, P. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Some twoelectron properties of sodium},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {1998},
volume = {57},
pages = {17531758},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.57.1753}
}

M.R. Godefroid; P. Jönsson & C.F. Fischer.
Atomic structure variational calculations in spectroscopy.
Physica Scripta T,
Volume 78,
Pages 3346,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: Recent ab initio variational calculations of radiative transition probabilities, isotope shifts and hyperfine structures are described in the spirit of the EGAS tradition for plenary talks. A few simple cases are selected to make the exposé at a level accessible to nonspecialists in the field and to illustrate how computational atomic structure can be used in atomic spectroscopy for testing theoretical models or experimental results, predicting properties or interpreting them in terms of electron correlation. The effects inherent in the multiconfiguration HartreeFock method due to its variational nature are emphasized through some simple analysis of the wave function spatial distribution in correlation with the model used. © Physica Scripta 1998. 
BibTeX:
@conference{GodefroidJoenssonFischer1998,
author = {Godefroid, M.R. and Jönsson, P. and Fischer, C.F.},
title = {Atomic structure variational calculations in spectroscopy},
journal = {Physica Scripta T},
year = {1998},
volume = {78},
pages = {3346}
}

J. Liévin; A. Delon & R. Jost.
Absorption cross section of NO2 by the reflection method from ab initio calculations involving the three low lying electronic states.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 108,
Pages 89318943,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The potential energy surfaces of the three low lying electronic states of NO2, namely the X̃ 2A1, Ã 2B2, and B̃ 2B1 states, and the transition dipole moment surfaces between the ground state and both excited states have been calculated at two levels of ab initio theory; complete active space selfconsistent field (CASSCF) and internally contracted multireference configuration interaction (CMRCI). Only 9 points of these surfaces, located around the equilibrium geometry of X̃ 2A1 and corresponding to C2v geometries, have been found sufficient for calculating the cross section, in the 1000045000 cm1 energy range, by means of a 2D version of the reflection method. The agreement between the experimental low resolution data and the ab initio absorption cross section is satisfactory, mainly at the CMRCI level, at which the energy at maximum amplitude, the width, the maximum amplitude and the effective transition dipole moment describing both involved electronic transitions are predicted within 4%, 6%, 20%, and 11%, respectively. The sources of errors coming from the reflection approximation and from the level of ab initio approximation are analyzed on the basis of test calculations. The relative importance of the different contributions to the total cross section (both electronic transitions, cold and hot bands) is also discussed. In addition, quantum calculations based on FranckCondon factors have been performed in order to improve the description of the low energy part of the cross section and to interpret the observed radiative lifetimes. © 1998 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{LievinDelonJost1998,
author = {Liévin, J. and Delon, A. and Jost, R.},
title = {Absorption cross section of NO2 by the reflection method from ab initio calculations involving the three low lying electronic states},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1998},
volume = {108},
pages = {89318943},
doi = {10.1063/1.475351}
}

R.S. Ram; J. Liévin & P.F. Bernath.
Fourier transform infrared emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on RuN.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 109,
Pages 63296337,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The emission spectrum of RuN has been observed in the near infrared using a Fourier transform spectrometer. RuN molecules were excited in a hollow cathode lamp operated with neon gas and a trace of nitrogen. Two bands with 00 Q heads near 7354 and 8079 cm1 and a common lower state have been assigned as 2Π1/22Σ+ and 2Π3/22Σ+ subbands, respectively, of a C2ΠX2Σ+ transition. A rotational analysis of these bands has been performed and molecular constants have been extracted. The principal molecular constants for the ground X2Σ+ state of the most abundant 102RuN isotopomer are: B0=0.5527829(70)cm1, D0=5.515(13)×107cm1, γ0 =0.044432(22)cm1 and r0=1.573869(10)Å. The excited C2Π state has the following molecular constants: T00=7714.34260(53)cm1, A0=725.8064(11)cm1, B0=0.5168434(80)cm1, D0=5.685(16)×107cm1, p0=5.467(36)×103cm1 and r0=1.627670(13)Å. Ab initio calculations have been carried out on RuN to ascertain the nature of the experimentally observed states and to predict the spectroscopic properties of the lowlying electronic states. Our electronic assignment is supported by these calculations and is also consistent with the observations for the isoelectronic RhC molecule [Kaving and Scullman, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 32, 475500 (1969)]. The valence electron configuration 1σ22σ21π41δ 43σ1 is proposed for the X2Σ+ ground state of RuN and the configurations for the excited states have been discussed. There is no previous experimental or theoretical work on RuN. © 1998 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamLievinBernath1998,
author = {Ram, R.S. and Liévin, J. and Bernath, P.F.},
title = {Fourier transform infrared emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations on RuN},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1998},
volume = {109},
pages = {63296337},
doi = {10.1063/1.477275}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics: Some Hopes and Fears.
Advances in Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 31,
Pages 113,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The topics to be discussed at this meeting are surveyed in an attempt to place them in the context of the considerations of our last meeting and of developments since then. © 1999 Academic Press Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1998,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics: Some Hopes and Fears},
journal = {Advances in Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1998},
volume = {31},
pages = {113},
doi = {10.1016/S00653276(08)60180X}
}

Y.E. Youssoufi; M. Herman & J. Lievin.
The ground electronic state of 1,dichloroethane I. Ab initio investigation of the geometrical, vibrational and torsional structure.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 94,
Pages 461472,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The trans and gauche isomers of 1,dichloroethane are characterized using ab initio calculations at the MP4(SDQ) level of theory with the full double zeta polarized D95** basis set. The molecular geometry parameters, the torsion potential and the harmonic frequency of the normal modes of vibrations are calculated. The integrated intensity and the rotational type of the infrared fundamental bands also are determined. New labelling of the normal modes of vibration is introduced for the gauche isomer. The relative abundance and stability of both isomers are discussed. The torsional motion is investigated by means of an effective model taking the geometrical relaxation into account and leading to a theoretical torsional spectrum. © 1998 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{YoussoufiHermanLievin1998,
author = {Youssoufi, Y.E. and Herman, M. and Lievin, J.},
title = {The ground electronic state of 1,dichloroethane I. Ab initio investigation of the geometrical, vibrational and torsional structure},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1998},
volume = {94},
pages = {461472},
doi = {10.1080/002689798167971}
}

Y.E. Youssoufi; J. Lievin; J. Vander Auwera; M. Herman; A. Fedorov & D.L. Snavely.
The ground electronic state of 1,dichloroethane II. Experimental investigation of the fundamental and overtone vibrations.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 94,
Pages 473484,
1998.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The absorption spectrum of 1,dichloroethane has been recorded under various experimentalconditions, between 50cm−1 and 10000cm−1 using Fourier transform spectroscopy, andbetween 10800cm−1 and 17400cm−1 using optoacoustic laser spectroscopy. The assignment of the fundamental bands of the trans and gauche isomers was confirmed using in particular the results of recent ab initio calculations (El Youssoufi et al., 1998, Molec. Phys.,). The first overtone and combination bands were assigned for the first time using a variety of criteria including the band type and, in some cases, the spacing between clumps of rotational lines. Emphasis is placed on the CH progression of bands. Most of the results concern bands from the more abundant trans isomer, up to the near infrared range. Bands are tentatively assigned to the gauche species in the mid and near infrared regions and to the trans rotamer in the visible range. Vibrational frequencies and anharmonic parameters are obtained. © 1998 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{YoussoufiLievinVanderAuweraEtAl1998,
author = {Youssoufi, Y.E. and Lievin, J. and Vander Auwera, J. and Herman, M. and Fedorov, A. and Snavely, D.L.},
title = {The ground electronic state of 1,dichloroethane II. Experimental investigation of the fundamental and overtone vibrations},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1998},
volume = {94},
pages = {473484},
doi = {10.1080/002689798167980}
}

M. DesouterLecomte & J. Liévin.
Memory kernels and effective Hamiltonians from time dependent methods. I. Predissociation with a curve crossing.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 107,
Pages 14281440,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: NonHermitian complex effective Hamiltonians resulting from boundcontinuous partitioning techniques are built from time dependent methods. We treat predissociation processes with a curve crossing. The energy dependent shift and halfwidth matrices are obtained simultaneously by a generalization of the wave packet Golden Rule treatment, as the real and imaginary parts of the Fourier transform of a memory kernel matrix. The latter contains auto and crosscorrelation functions. They are overlap integrals among the projections on the continuum of bound states multiplied by the interchannel coupling function responsible for the predissociation. These wave packets are propagated by the propagator of the sole continuous subspace. An approximate analytical expression of this correlation matrix is established for the harmonic/linear model. The numerical method is applied to the electronic predissociation of the MgCl A 2Π state, to a Morse/ exponential model and to a predissociation with two coupled repulsive decay channels. The comparison between the correlation time scales and the Golden Rule lifetimes is decisive so as to justify whether the memory kernel can be considered as an impulsive kernel. This Markovian approximation implies that the two time scales are well separated. In the energy domain, this corresponds to the introduction of a mean phenomenological effective Hamiltonian that neglects the energy variation of the discretecontinuous coupling elements. We observe that the separation of the time scales is effective for weakly open systems, but not for overlapping metastable states for which the perturbativetheory widths largely exceed the mean energy spacing. This confirms from a temporal viewpoint that a nonperturbative treatment should not neglect the energy dependence of the effective Hamiltonian, as currently assumed in the study of largely open systems. © 1997 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{DesouterLecomteLievin1997,
author = {DesouterLecomte, M. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Memory kernels and effective Hamiltonians from time dependent methods. I. Predissociation with a curve crossing},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1997},
volume = {107},
pages = {14281440},
doi = {10.1063/1.474497}
}

Y. El Youssoufi; R. Georges; J. Liévin & M. Herman.
HighResolution Spectroscopic Investigation of v16 in trans1,2Dichloroethane.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 186,
Pages 239245,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: We report on the first detailed rovibrational analysis in 1,2dichloroethane. It concerns the atype v16 absorption band of gaseous trans1,2dichloroethane at 1232 cm1, which we have recorded using a Fourier transform interferometer, under room temperature and jetcooled experimental conditions. The rotational analysis of the almost diatomiclike prominent R and P structures in v16 is performed for trans1,212C2H4 35Cl2 and trans1,212C2H4 35Cl37Cl. The nuclear spin statistics is discussed for various isotopomers and isomers of 1,2dichloroethane. The complex absorption pattern observed at the band center is tentatively assigned in terms of overlapping Q branches, arising from fundamental bands involving different isotopomers in natural abundance (with 35Cl and 37Cl), and from related hot bands involving the three lowest vibrational modes in the molecule, v6, v10, and v18. © 1997 Academic Press. 
BibTeX:
@article{ElYoussoufiGeorgesLievinEtAl1997,
author = {El Youssoufi, Y. and Georges, R. and Liévin, J. and Herman, M.},
title = {HighResolution Spectroscopic Investigation of v16 in trans1,2Dichloroethane},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1997},
volume = {186},
pages = {239245}
}

Y. Elyoussoufi; M. Herman; J. Liévin & I. Kleiner.
Ab initio and experimental investigation of the vibrational energy pattern in N2O4: The mid and near infrared ranges.
Spectrochimica Acta  Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 53,
Pages 881894,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Extensive ab initio calculations are performed concerning N2O4 in the ground electronic state, at the MP4 and CMRCI levels of theory, using the 631G* and ccpVTZ basis sets. Special care is devoted to internal degrees of freedom characterizing the quasi van der Waals NN bond, namely the torsion and the NN stretch vibrational modes. The role of the methodology is investigated with the help of previous literature results. It is shown that most properties are significantly better described by MP4 than by MP2, but that a variational multireference method, like CMRCI, is however required for all properties linked to the NN bond. The ab initio vibrational analysis is merged with the one of absorption spectra recorded at medium resolution between 700 and 7000 cm1, using a Fourier transform interferometer. The resulting set of effective vibrational frequencies and anharmonicities is provided. The height of the torsional potential energy barrier is calculated to be 2000 cm1, at the best level of theory (CMRCI/ccpVTZ), in agreement with the highest experimental value available. © 1997 Elsevier Science B.V. 
BibTeX:
@article{ElyoussoufiHermanLievinEtAl1997,
author = {Elyoussoufi, Y. and Herman, M. and Liévin, J. and Kleiner, I.},
title = {Ab initio and experimental investigation of the vibrational energy pattern in N2O4: The mid and near infrared ranges},
journal = {Spectrochimica Acta  Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1997},
volume = {53},
pages = {881894},
doi = {10.1016/S13861425(96)01774X}
}

C. Froese Fischer; G. Gaigalas & M. Godefroid.
The 2s2 1S02s3p 3P0 1 intercombination line in the Belike sequence.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 30,
Pages 33333342,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Results from systematic multiconfiguration HartreeFock studies of the 2s2 1S02s3p 3Po 1 transitions in the Belike sequence in the range of Z = 410 are reported for valence and corevalence models of correlation. The inclusion of corevalence correlation was essential for obtaining good agreement for the finestructure splitting. The most accurate transition rates are in good agreement with the rates predicted from a semiempirical analysis of experimental data. 
BibTeX:
@article{FroeseFischerGaigalasGodefroid1997,
author = {Froese Fischer, C. and Gaigalas, G. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {The 2s2 1S02s3p 3P0 1 intercombination line in the Belike sequence},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1997},
volume = {30},
pages = {33333342},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/30/15/006}
}

C. Froese Fischer; M. Godefroid & J. Olsen.
Systematic studies of the 2s2 1S02s3p1Po1 transition in the Belike sequence.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 30,
Pages 11631172,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Results from systematic multiconfiguration HartreeFock studies of the 2s2 1S2s3p1Po transition in the Belike sequence in the range of 7 = 410 are reported for several models. The inclusion of corevalence correlation is essential for obtaining good agreement in the length and velocity form of the oscillator strength, the agreement improving with Z and reaching one part in 4000 for neon. In the case of Be, extensive cancellation occurs in the calculation of the dipole matrix element and correlation in the 1s2 core already plays a role at the 1% level of accuracy. The orbitals obtained from the core correlation model were used in a BreitPauli calculation mixing 1,3 Po states. The effect on the allowed transition data is included. The present calculations are generally in better agreement with semiempirical values predicted from experiment than from experiment itself. 
BibTeX:
@article{FroeseFischerGodefroidOlsen1997,
author = {Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M. and Olsen, J.},
title = {Systematic studies of the 2s2 1S02s3p1Po1 transition in the Belike sequence},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1997},
volume = {30},
pages = {11631172},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/30/5/011}
}

M.R. Godefroid; G. Van Meulebeke; P. Jönsson & C. Froese Fischer.
Largescale MCHF calculations of hyperfine structures in nitrogen and oxygen.
Zeitschrift fur Physik DAtoms Molecules and Clusters,
Volume 42,
Pages 193201,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The hyperfine structure constants for the 1s 2 2s 2 2p 3  4 S ground state in nitrogen and the 1s 2 2s 2 2p 3 3s 5 S o excited state in oxygen are calculated using the MCHF Atomic Structure Package. The single excitation picture is explored through the use of compact wave functions allowing radial nonorthogonalities. Electron correlation is described through numerical multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations for configuration expansions obtained by allowing all single and double excitations from the reference configuration to an active set of orbitals. The latter is increased in a systematic way allowing the convergence of the hyperfine parameters to be studied. Three and fourparticle effects are shown to be important and are taken into account in a sequence of large configuration interaction calculations. The final results are in good agreement with experiment. © SpringerVerlag 1997. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidVanMeulebekeJoenssonEtAl1997,
author = {Godefroid, M.R. and Van Meulebeke, G. and Jönsson, P. and Froese Fischer, C.},
title = {Largescale MCHF calculations of hyperfine structures in nitrogen and oxygen},
journal = {Zeitschrift fur Physik DAtoms Molecules and Clusters},
year = {1997},
volume = {42},
pages = {193201},
doi = {10.1007/s004600050354}
}

J. Liévin & N. Vaeck.
Use of symmetryadapted Brillouin theorem to analyze the variational content of molecular wave functions along potential energy surfaces: Application to BH2 and PO2.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 62,
Pages 521541,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The analysis of the Brillouin conditions in a chain of groups is used to explain why selfconsistent field (SCF), multiconfigurationai SCF (MCSCFX or configuration interaction (CI) methods can lead to an unbalanced description of the potential energy hypersurfaces along symmetrybroken pathways. A WignerRacah formulation of the generalized Brillouin theorem is the appropriate theoretical tool for performing such an analysis. We apply this procedure to a RennerTeller splitting in BH2 and to a pseudoJahnTeller conical intersection in PO2. A systematic ab initio study of both systems leads to the definition of compact CASSCF wave functions which ensure a balanced description of the ground BornOppenheimer potential enerev surfaces. © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{LievinVaeck1997,
author = {Liévin, J. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Use of symmetryadapted Brillouin theorem to analyze the variational content of molecular wave functions along potential energy surfaces: Application to BH2 and PO2},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1997},
volume = {62},
pages = {521541},
doi = {10.1002/(SICI)1097461X(1997)62:5<521::AIDQUA9>3.0.CO;2Y}
}

S.J. Smith & B.T. Sutcliffe.
The Development of Computational Chemistry in the United Kingdom.
Reviews in Computational Chemistry,
Volume 10,
Pages 271316,
1997.
[BibTeX]

BibTeX:
@article{SmithSutcliffe1997,
author = {Smith, S.J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The Development of Computational Chemistry in the United Kingdom},
journal = {Reviews in Computational Chemistry},
year = {1997},
volume = {10},
pages = {271316}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The Nuclear Motion Problem in Molecular Physics.
Advances in Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 28,
Pages 6580,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Modern highly accurate electronic structure calculations are undertaken with a view to elucidating molecular structure. For this to be possible the relationship of nuclear motion to electronic structure must be specified. An outline of how this specification might be made and some of the problems encountered in making it are discussed. © 1997 Academic Press Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1997,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The Nuclear Motion Problem in Molecular Physics},
journal = {Advances in Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1997},
volume = {28},
pages = {6580},
doi = {10.1016/S00653276(08)602075}
}

N. Vaeck; J. Fleming; K.L. Bell; A. Hibbert & M.R. Godefroid.
The 2s22p3s 1,3PJ o→2s22p2 and 2s22p3p LSJ oscillator strengths in N II.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 56,
Pages 603608,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A comparison between the recent measurements [Musielok et al., Phys. Rev. A53, 3122 (1996)] of the relative oscillator strengths for all lines in the three multiplets comprising the 2p3s2p3p transition array in N II, and theoretical configuration interaction calculations performed with the CIV3 code [Bell et al., Physica Scripta 52, 240 (1995)] shows that, although the agreement between the experimental data and the theoretical results is good for allowed transitions, some unexpected deviations occur for the intersystem lines. In this work, we show that the previous theoretical work can be improved and some significant discrepancies with experiment eliminated by increasing the accuracy of the calculated energy difference between the 2p3s 3P1 o and 1P1 o states. This is achieved by the inclusion of additional orbitals and configurations together with adjustment of the diagonal matrix elements of the Hamiltonian. The new theoretical results for the transitions 2p3s 1,2PJ o→2p2 and 2p3p LSJ are compared with other theoretical work and with the experimental data. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckFlemingBellEtAl1997,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Fleming, J. and Bell, K.L. and Hibbert, A. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {The 2s22p3s 1,3PJ o→2s22p2 and 2s22p3p LSJ oscillator strengths in N II},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1997},
volume = {56},
pages = {603608},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/56/6/012}
}

L. Wauters; N. Vaeck; M. Godefroid; H.W. Van Der Hart & M. Demeur.
Recoilinduced electronic excitation and ionization in oneand twoelectron ions.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 30,
Pages 45694589,
1997.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The electronic redistribution of an ion or atom induced by a sudden recoil of the nucleus occurring during the emission or capture of a neutral particle is theoretically investigated. For oneelectron systems, analytical expressions are derived for the electronic transition probabilities to bound and continuum states. The quality of a Bspline basis set approach is evaluated from a detailed comparison with the analytical results. This numerical approach is then used Io study the dynamics of twoelectron systems (neutral He and Ne 8+) using correlated wavefunctions for both the target and daughter ions. The total transition probabilities to discrete states, autoionizing states and direct single and doubleionization probabilities are calculated from the pseudospectra. Sum rules for transition probabilities involving an initial bound state and a complete final series are discussed. 
BibTeX:
@article{WautersVaeckGodefroidEtAl1997,
author = {Wauters, L. and Vaeck, N. and Godefroid, M. and Van Der Hart, H.W. and Demeur, M.},
title = {Recoilinduced electronic excitation and ionization in oneand twoelectron ions},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1997},
volume = {30},
pages = {45694589},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/30/20/018}
}

A. Aboussaïd; M. Carleer; D. Hurtmans; E. Biémont & M.R. Godefroid.
Hyperfine structure of Sc I by infrared fourier transform spectroscopy.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 53,
Pages 2832,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The spectrum of scandium was recorded in the infrared region using a high resolution Fourier transform spectrometer and a hollowcathode discharge. Hyperfine structures of the lines connecting the 3d24s and 3d4s4p level systems of Sc45I were observed between 4000 and 5000cm1. The structures were not completely resolved but the individual line contributions to the complex profiles were simulated using the 3d24s 4FJ hyperfine structure constants previously measured with a high precision by laser techniques. We investigate the possibility of extracting the hyperfine constants of the 3d4s4p levels from a leastsquares fit of the line profiles, assuming a Doppler lineshape and theoretical relative intensities. New results are presented for 12 levels. 
BibTeX:
@article{AboussaidCarleerHurtmansEtAl1996,
author = {Aboussaïd, A. and Carleer, M. and Hurtmans, D. and Biémont, E. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Hyperfine structure of Sc I by infrared fourier transform spectroscopy},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1996},
volume = {53},
pages = {2832},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/53/1/004}
}

N. Anderson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
The nuclear motion Hamiltonian for a tetratomic molecule considered as a combination of an atom and a triatom.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 60,
Pages 3746,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The bodyfixed Hamiltonian developed here is expressed in terms of the atom's distance from and orientation with respect to the plane defined by the triatomic. © 1996 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{AndersonSutcliffe1996,
author = {Anderson, N. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The nuclear motion Hamiltonian for a tetratomic molecule considered as a combination of an atom and a triatom},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1996},
volume = {60},
pages = {3746},
doi = {10.1002/(SICI)1097461X(1996)60:1<37::AIDQUA4>3.0.CO;26}
}

V. Brems; M. DesouterLecomte & J. Liévin.
Avoided resonance overlapping beyond the energy independent formalism. II. Electronic predissociation.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 104,
Pages 22222236,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The transition between the diabatic and the adiabatic zero order representation when the electronic potential coupling increases, is studied in the partitioning method (PM) and in the complex coordinate method (CCM) implemented in a discrete variable representation (DVR). The model is a C+ type predissociation in a diatomic system with a crossing between a Morse potential energy curve and an exponentially repulsive curve. In the weak coupling regime (isolated diabatic metastable states), both methods confirm the linear variation of the resonance widths with the strength of the electronic interaction, as expected in a perturbative treatment. When the coupling is large in the diabatic representation (strong overlap regime), the formation of narrow resonances supported by the upper adiabatic potential can be related, in PM, to the process of avoided resonance overlapping among interfering states. The complete change of representation can be described in the initial diabatic basis set in PM. However, the full energy dependence of the discretecontinuous matrix elements must then be taken into account. The deformation and the final splitting of a diffuse spectral line .with increasing coupling is reexamined in terms of these energy dependent eigenvalues of the effective Hamiltonian. The use of the appropriate representation, either diabatic or adiabatic, according to the strength of the electronic coupling, has been found decisive in CCM so as to observe the correct migration of the resonance positions towards the zero order adiabatic states, and the decrease of their widths. No relevant results have been obtained for the intermediate strength of the coupling in CCM. Analytical expressions for the derivative coupling matrix elements (∂/∂R) in the fixed node DVR (corresponding to the particleinabox wave functions) have been established. © 1996 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{BremsDesouterLecomteLievin1996,
author = {Brems, V. and DesouterLecomte, M. and Liévin, J.},
title = {Avoided resonance overlapping beyond the energy independent formalism. II. Electronic predissociation},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1996},
volume = {104},
pages = {22222236},
doi = {10.1063/1.470919}
}

H. Cox; P.E. Sinclair; S.J. Smith & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Some calculations on the ground 1 S state of the positronium negative ion.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 87,
Pages 399406,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The series solution method used by H. Cox, S. J. Smith and B. T. Sutcliffe (1994, Phys. Rev. A, 49, 4520, 4533) to obtain extremely accurate eigenvalues and eigenvectors for the lowest singlet and triplet states of low Z heliumlike systems has been applied to the ground 1 S state of the positronium negative ion. Secular determinatnts of up to size 2847 × 2847 have been solved to give a ground state energy of 0·262 005 070 231 742 au. This agrees to 12 decimal places with the most accurate literature value reported by Y. K. Ho (1993, Phys. Rev. A, 48, 4780). Various expectation values involving the interparticle distances have also been evaluated. We estimate the positronelectron annihilation rate Г as 2·086 1223 ns 1 . This is in agreement with the most accurate literature value of 2·086 1222 ± 5 × 10 7 (Ho, 1993, Phys. Rev. A, 48, 4780) and the experimental value of 2·09 ± 9 × 10 2 (Mills, 1983, Phys. Rev. Lett., 50, 671). © 1996 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{CoxSinclairSmithEtAl1996,
author = {Cox, H. and Sinclair, P.E. and Smith, S.J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Some calculations on the ground 1 S state of the positronium negative ion},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1996},
volume = {87},
pages = {399406},
doi = {10.1080/00268979600100261}
}

J. Fleming; K.L. Bell; A. Hibbert; N. Vaeck & M.R. Godefroid.
Forbidden transitions in B II, C III, O V, Ne VII and Mg IX.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
Volume 279,
Pages 12891293,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Intercombination line transition rates between n = 2 levels of B II, O V, Ne VII and Mg IX have been calculated using the configuration interaction code CIV3. The recommended Avalues for the 2s2p 3P1o2s2 1S0 intercombination lines are 9.73 s1 for B II, 2280 s1 for O V, 19 204 s1 for Ne VII and 97 242 s1 for Mg IX. We estimate that the accuracy of these values is better than 2 per cent. Calculations of the M2, E2 and M1 transitions have also been carried out for these ions and for C III. 
BibTeX:
@article{FlemingBellHibbertEtAl1996,
author = {Fleming, J. and Bell, K.L. and Hibbert, A. and Vaeck, N. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Forbidden transitions in B II, C III, O V, Ne VII and Mg IX},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year = {1996},
volume = {279},
pages = {12891293},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/279.4.1289}
}

J. Fleming; M.R. Godefroid; K.L. Bell; A. Hibbert; N. Vaeck; J. Olsen; P. Jönsson & C. Froese Fischer.
The 2s 2 1 S2s2p 1 P o resonance line in neutral beryllium.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 29,
Pages 43474363,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The oscillator strength of the resonance transition 2s 2 1 S 0 2s2p 1 P o 1 in neutral beryllium is evaluated using two independent codes: CIV3 and MCHF. Two separate approaches are executed using the code CIV3, which uses a common set of orbitals, the inclusion of valence, corevalence and corecore correlation being approached in different ways. In the MCHF scheme the wavefunctions of the two states are optimized independently. The convergence of the MCHF results with respect to the addition of orbital functions is considered in some detail. This convergence, together with the results of the CIV3 calculates, lead us to recommend a value of 1.375 for the oscillator strength, with an estimated uncertainty of less than 0.5%. This agrees closely with other recent extensive calculations but is 2.5% higher than the value derived from beamfoil experiments. 
BibTeX:
@article{FlemingGodefroidBellEtAl1996,
author = {Fleming, J. and Godefroid, M.R. and Bell, K.L. and Hibbert, A. and Vaeck, N. and Olsen, J. and Jönsson, P. and Froese Fischer, C.},
title = {The 2s 2 1 S2s2p 1 P o resonance line in neutral beryllium},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1996},
volume = {29},
pages = {43474363},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/29/19/009}
}

J. Fleming; N. Vaeck; A. Hibbert; K.L. Bell & M.R. Godefroid.
Oscillator strengths for the resonance line of ions in the beryllium isoelectronic sequence.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 53,
Pages 446453,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Extensive configurationinteraction calculations have been performed to obtain oscillator strengths for the resonance line of the ions of the beryllium isoelectronic sequence up to nuclear charge Z = 12. Valence, corevalence and corecore correlation effects are taken into account and relativistic effects are incorporated using the BreitPauli scheme. The present results are believed to be accurate to better than 1%. 
BibTeX:
@article{FlemingVaeckHibbertEtAl1996,
author = {Fleming, J. and Vaeck, N. and Hibbert, A. and Bell, K.L. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Oscillator strengths for the resonance line of ions in the beryllium isoelectronic sequence},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1996},
volume = {53},
pages = {446453},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/53/4/006}
}

R. Georges; J. Liévin; M. Herman & A. Perrin.
The v1 band in N2O3.
Chemical Physics Letters,
Volume 256,
Pages 675678,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The v1 fundamental band in N2O3 was recorded in absorption at high spectral resolution with a Fourier Transform interferometer, under jet cooled experimental conditions. The rotational structure, corresponding to 44 K rotational temperature, could be analysed, leading to a set of precise upper state parameters. The absence of btype lines in the spectrum, expected to occur from the direction of the Q1 normal coordinate with respect to the principal axes of inertia, is fully justified by ab initio calculations performed at the MP2/631G * level, confirming the decisive role of the polarizing NO2 chromophore in tilting the corresponding induced dipole moment towards the direction of the a axis. The calculations also provide equilibrium geometry parameters. 
BibTeX:
@article{GeorgesLievinHermanEtAl1996,
author = {Georges, R. and Liévin, J. and Herman, M. and Perrin, A.},
title = {The v1 band in N2O3},
journal = {Chemical Physics Letters},
year = {1996},
volume = {256},
pages = {675678},
doi = {10.1016/00092614(96)005106}
}

M.R. Godefroid; C.F. Fischer & P. Jönsson.
Multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations of atomic properties in light atoms.
Physica Scripta T,
Volume 65,
Pages 7083,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: The progress achieved over the last few years in variational Multiconfiguration HartreeFock and Configuration Interaction calculations is reviewed. The high level of accuracy which can be reached in the ab initio calculation of atomic properties of light systems is illustrated through the results of calculations of isotope shifts, hyperfine structures and transition probabilities. The active space method and associated restricted active space methods allowing systematic calculations from which the accuracy of the studied property can be estimated will be discussed. We exemplify quality checks through results in small systems for which spectroscopic accuracy is often required. For transition probabilities, recent progress derived from new algorithm developments allowing independent optimization of the states is emphasized. 
BibTeX:
@conference{GodefroidFischerJoensson1996,
author = {Godefroid, M.R. and Fischer, C.F. and Jönsson, P.},
title = {Multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations of atomic properties in light atoms},
journal = {Physica Scripta T},
year = {1996},
volume = {65},
pages = {7083}
}

P. Jönsson; C. Froese Fischer & M.R. Godefroid.
Accurate calculations of transition probabilities, isotope shifts and hyperfine structures for some allowed 2s 2 2p n 2s2p n+1 transitions in B I, C II and C I.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 29,
Pages 23932412,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Results from systematic multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations of transition probabilities, isotope shifts and hyperfine structures of the 1s 2 2s2 2 p 2P o 1s 2 2s 2 3s 2 S and 1s 2 2s 2 2p 2 P o 1s 2 2s 2 p 2 2 D transitions in B I, the 1s 2 2s 2 2p 2P o 1s 2 2s2p 2 2 (S, P, D) transitions in C II and the 1s 2 2s 2 2p 2 3 P1s 2 2s2p 3 3 D o transition in C I are reported. Higherorder correlation effects beyond the paircorrelation approximation are shown to be important for the transition probabilities, and are included in large configuration interaction calculations. For all the transitions except one, the agreement between the length and velocity forms of the weighted oscillator strength is better than 0.4%. The present results are believed to be substantially more accurate than those of other theories. 
BibTeX:
@article{JoenssonFroeseFischerGodefroid1996,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Accurate calculations of transition probabilities, isotope shifts and hyperfine structures for some allowed 2s 2 2p n 2s2p n+1 transitions in B I, C II and C I},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1996},
volume = {29},
pages = {23932412},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/29/12/007}
}

P. Jönsson; A. Ynnerman; C. Froese Fischer; M.R. Godefroid & J. Olsen.
Largescale multiconfiguration HartreeFock and configurationinteraction calculations of the transition probability and hyperfine structures in the sodium resonance transition.
Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,
Volume 53,
Pages 40214030,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Results from largescale multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) and configurationinteraction (CI) calculations of the transition probability and hyperfine structures in the sodium 3s[Formula Presented]S3p[Formula Presented]P resonance transition are presented. In the calculations the orbital sets of the initial and final state wave functions were not restricted to be the same, but were optimized independently. The evaluation of the transition matrix elements was done using a technique where the two orbital sets are transformed so as to become biorthonormal, in which case standard Racah algebra can be used. Threeparticle effects were taken into account in the CI calculations and were found to be important for the hyperfine structures, but less important for the transition probability. The calculated transition probability is in perfect agreement with the most recent experimental values, thus resolving the longstanding disagreement between theory and experiment. Also the 3s[Formula Presented] and 3p[Formula Presented] hyperfine interaction constants are in very good agreement with available experimental values. © 1996 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{JoenssonYnnermanFroeseFischerEtAl1996,
author = {Jönsson, P. and Ynnerman, A. and Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.R. and Olsen, J.},
title = {Largescale multiconfiguration HartreeFock and configurationinteraction calculations of the transition probability and hyperfine structures in the sodium resonance transition},
journal = {Physical Review A  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics},
year = {1996},
volume = {53},
pages = {40214030},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.53.4021}
}

I. Kleiner; F.J. Lovas & M. Godefroid.
Microwave spectra of molecules of astrophysical interest. XXIII. Acetaldehyde.
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data,
Volume 25,
Pages 11131116,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]

Abstract: The microwave spectrum of acetaldehyde is critically reviewed and supplemented with spectral frequency calculations derived from the rotationinternal rotation analysis. A simultaneous analysis of the torsional ground state, vt = 0, and first and second torsionally excited states, vt = 1 and 2, was carried out. The primary objective of this review is to provide radio astronomers with complete spectral coverage over the range of 900 MHz to 500 GHz for the ground state and covering rotational quantum number, J, from 0 to 26. © 1996 American Institute of Physics and American Chemical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{KleinerLovasGodefroid1996,
author = {Kleiner, I. and Lovas, F.J. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Microwave spectra of molecules of astrophysical interest. XXIII. Acetaldehyde},
journal = {Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data},
year = {1996},
volume = {25},
pages = {11131116}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The development of the idea of a chemical bond.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 58,
Pages 645655,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The development of the idea of a chemical bond is traced from Frankland to Heitler and London and beyond with emphasis on how electrons came to be considered essential to explaining the bond. © 1996 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1996,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The development of the idea of a chemical bond},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1996},
volume = {58},
pages = {645655},
doi = {10.1002/(SICI)1097461X(1996)58:6<645::AIDQUA7>3.0.CO;2Y}
}

L. Wauters & N. Vaeck.
Study of the electronic rearrangement induced by nuclear transmutations: A Bspline approach applied to the β decay of 6He.
Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics,
Volume 53,
Pages 497500,
1996.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The electronic rearrangement resulting from the β decay of 6He has been calculated in the framework of the sudden approximation using a numerical Bspline basis set approach. We have calculated the excitation probabilities to the final discrete states of 6Li+ (including to the doubly excited autoionizing states) as well as the total probabilities for single and double ionization. The correct treatment of electronic correlation in the framework of the sudden approximation is shown to modify the PK value (the probability that an atomic K vacancy is created) by more than 2%. 
BibTeX:
@article{WautersVaeck1996,
author = {Wauters, L. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Study of the electronic rearrangement induced by nuclear transmutations: A Bspline approach applied to the β decay of 6He},
journal = {Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics},
year = {1996},
volume = {53},
pages = {497500},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.53.497}
}

A. Aboussaïd; M.R. Godefroid; P. Jönsson & C. Froese Fischer.
Multiconfigurational HartreeFock calculations of hyperfineinduced transitions in heliumlike ions.
Physical Review A,
Volume 51,
Pages 20312039,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We are investigating the hyperfine quenching of 1s2p 3P0o for the three heliumlike ions F7+19, Na9+23, and Al11+27 in the multiconfigurational HartreeFockBreitPauli scheme. The configuration expansions are generated with the activespace method and are increased in a systematic way, allowing the convergence of the calculated parameters to be studied. A careful comparison is done with the pioneering work of Mohr using a perturbation approach [BeamFoil Spectroscopy, Atomic Structure and Lifetimes, edited by I. Sellin and D. Pegg (Plenum, New York, 1976), Vol. 1, pp. 97103]. In the present calculations the orbital and spindipole magnetic contributions, which were previously neglected, are added to the dominant Fermi contact interaction term and a detailed analysis of the hyperfine induced transition rate is done in order to learn how to get an accurate description of the property in the multiconfiguration HartreeFockBreitPauli approximation. © 1995 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{AboussaidGodefroidJoenssonEtAl1995,
author = {Aboussaïd, A. and Godefroid, M.R. and Jönsson, P. and Froese Fischer, C.},
title = {Multiconfigurational HartreeFock calculations of hyperfineinduced transitions in heliumlike ions},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {1995},
volume = {51},
pages = {20312039},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.51.2031}
}

J. Carlsson; P. Jonsson; M.R. Godefroid & C.F. Fischer.
Accurate multiconfiguration hartreefock calculations of isotope shifts in c i and c iv.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 28,
Pages 37293740,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A flew isotope shift program, part of the mchf atomic structure package, has recently been written. The program calculates the isotope shift of an atomic level from multiconfiguration HartreeFock (mchf) or configuration interaction (Ci) wavefunctions and is specially designed to be used with very large ci expansions, for which angular data cannot be stored on disk. To explore the capacity of the program, largescale isotope shift calculations have been performed for the 1s 2 2s 2 S and Is 2 2p 2 P levels in C tv and for the ls 2 2s 2 2p 2 S, ls 2 2s 2 2p3s ‘P, ls 2 2s 2 2p 2 3 P and ls 2 2s2p 3 5 S levels in C t. From the isotope shifts of these levels the M C i2 C isotope shifts were calculated for the Is 2 2s 2 Sls 2 2p 2 P transition in C iv and for the Is 2 2s 2 2p 2 1 Sls 2 2s 2 2p3s J P and ls 2 2s 2 2p 2 3 P!s 2 2s2p 3 5 S transitions in C i. The calculated transition isotope shifts are in very good agreement with experimental values, available for the C i transitions. As a check on the overall quality of the wavefunctions, the hyperfine structure interaction constants were calculated for the levels in C tv. © 1995 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{CarlssonJonssonGodefroidEtAl1995,
author = {Carlsson, J. and Jonsson, P. and Godefroid, M.R. and Fischer, C.F.},
title = {Accurate multiconfiguration hartreefock calculations of isotope shifts in c i and c iv},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1995},
volume = {28},
pages = {37293740},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/28/17/012}
}

F. Culot; F. Laruelle & J. Liévin.
A vibrational CASSCF study of stretchbend interactions and their influence on infrared intensities in the water molecule.
Theoretica Chimica Acta,
Volume 92,
Pages 211226,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An extension of the multiconfigurational SCF approach for the resolution of the vibrational problem is presented; it follows the philosophy of the CASSCF method developed in Quantum Chemistry. The new method allows a more complete treatment of anharmonic mode couplings, converges much faster and gives a clearer physical insight of vibrational interactions. This is exemplified by the calculation of infrared transition moments in the H2O and D2O isotopomers of the water molecule. It is shown how this property varies with the quality of the wave function when vibrational resonances occur. A detailed analysis by means of this new VCASSCF method demonstrates the crucial importance of excited bending oscillators in the intensity of some pure stretching transitions. © 1995 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{CulotLaruelleLievin1995,
author = {Culot, F. and Laruelle, F. and Liévin, J.},
title = {A vibrational CASSCF study of stretchbend interactions and their influence on infrared intensities in the water molecule},
journal = {Theoretica Chimica Acta},
year = {1995},
volume = {92},
pages = {211226},
doi = {10.1007/BF01125947}
}

M. DesouterLecomte; J. Liévin & V. Brems.
Avoided resonance overlapping beyond the energy independent formalism. I. Vibrational predissociation.
The Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 103,
Pages 45244537,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The interaction of overlapping resonances is studied in the case of a vibrational predissociation in a linear molecule. The energy independent approach rests on the neglect of the variation of the coupling elements with the energy in the continuum. It predicts the formation of trapped and shortlived decay modes when resonances overlap. The relevance of this prediction is discussed on the basis of results obtained from two different methods going beyond this energy independent formalism. The first one consists in searching the solutions of the implicit equation derived from the Feshbach partitioning method, taking into account the full energy dependence of the local effective Hamiltonian Heff(E). The second one is the variational complex coordinate method (CCM), implemented in a discrete variable representation (DVR). The results demonstrate that the energy dependency enhances the trapping effect. The distribution of the resonance energies in the complex plane is different from the prediction of the energy independent formalism. The fast modes are found to be slower than expected. Their position is also completely shifted. The mean width is not constrained by a sum rule which is characteristic of the energy independent approximation. © 1995 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{DesouterLecomteLievinBrems1995,
author = {DesouterLecomte, M. and Liévin, J. and Brems, V.},
title = {Avoided resonance overlapping beyond the energy independent formalism. I. Vibrational predissociation},
journal = {The Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1995},
volume = {103},
pages = {45244537},
doi = {10.1063/1.470641}
}

J. Fleming; T. Brage; K.L. Bell; N. Vaeck; A. Hibbert; M.R. Godefroid & C. Froese Fischer.
Systematic studies of N IV transitions of astrophysical importance.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 455,
Pages 758768,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: E1, M2, M1 and E2 rates of transitions between n = 2 levels of N IV have been calculated using the two independent codes CIV3 and MCHF. Convergence of each of the approaches has been studied and comparisons made as the complexity of the calculations increases to include valence, corevalence and corecore correlation. The agreement between the two methods is sufficiently good to allow us to set quite narrow uncertainty bars. For the 1S1P0 resonance line, our recommended fvalue is 0.609 with an estimated uncertainty of 0.002, while our recommended Avalue for the 1S0 3P0 1 intercombination line is 580 s1 with an estimated uncertainty of 10 s1. 
BibTeX:
@article{FlemingBrageBellEtAl1995,
author = {Fleming, J. and Brage, T. and Bell, K.L. and Vaeck, N. and Hibbert, A. and Godefroid, M.R. and Froese Fischer, C.},
title = {Systematic studies of N IV transitions of astrophysical importance},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {1995},
volume = {455},
pages = {758768},
doi = {10.1086/176621}
}

M. Godefroid; J. Olsen; P. Jönsson & C.F. Fischer.
Accurate multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations of oscillator strengths in light atoms: The boron (B II) line at 1362 Å.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 450,
Pages 473476,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A new method to deal with nonorthogonalities in transition calculations has been implemented and tested. Largescale transition calculations using the multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) method have been performed for the resonance line of B II at 1362 Å. In these calculations the orbital sets of the initial and finalstate wavefunctions have not been assumed to be equal but have been optimized independently. The calculated weighted multiplet oscillator strength gf = 0.999 has an estimated uncertainty of less than 0.5%. Together with the previously calculated isotope shift and hyperfine structure (Jönsson, Johansson, & Froese Fischer 1994), all the important atomic parameters needed for a detailed modeling of the B II resonance line in highresolution astrophysical spectra are now available with high accuracy. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidOlsenJoenssonEtAl1995,
author = {Godefroid, M. and Olsen, J. and Jönsson, P. and Fischer, C.F.},
title = {Accurate multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations of oscillator strengths in light atoms: The boron (B II) line at 1362 Å},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {1995},
volume = {450},
pages = {473476},
doi = {10.1086/176157}
}

J. Liévin; M. Abbouti Temsamani; P. Gaspard & M. Herman.
Overtone spectroscopy and dynamics in monodeuteroacetylene (C2HD).
Chemical Physics,
Volume 190,
Pages 419445,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Complementary experimental, ab initio and dynamical investigations are reported on monodeuteroacetylene, C2HD (X̃1Σ+). All experimental spectroscopic results previously reported in the literature on C2HD, i.e. from 500 to 16000 cm1 are gathered. New results are included, which are obtained from the analysis of absorption data recorded with a Fourier transform interferometer at high resolution between 4600 and 9000 cm1. The presence of numerous weak bands along the whole spectral range is analysed in terms of systematic anharmonic couplings. The entire set of energy data is then used to produce thirtyfive vibrational frequencies and anharmonicities from a fit of the vibrational energies to a Dunhamtype expansion, and the vibrational level density is extrapolated, up to higher energy. One and twodimensional potential energy and dipole moment surfaces refined from new ab initio results are fitted to a selected set among those experimental data, associated to the stretch overtones. The iterative procedure involving an original package of computer programs is described. The evolution of the overtone intensities of the CH and CD stretches, up to η = 4, is interpreted on that basis in terms of electric and mechanical anharmonicity contributions. Eventually, dynamical aspects are studied thanks to the newly introduced vibrograms, which allow to obtain the time recurrences of the vibrational dynamics. Using the Gutzwiller and BerryTabor trace formulas, these vibrational recurrences are semiclassically assigned to periodic orbits of the classical Hamiltonian given by the Dunham expansion. © 1995. 
BibTeX:
@article{LievinAbboutiTemsamaniGaspardEtAl1995,
author = {Liévin, J. and Abbouti Temsamani, M. and Gaspard, P. and Herman, M.},
title = {Overtone spectroscopy and dynamics in monodeuteroacetylene (C2HD)},
journal = {Chemical Physics},
year = {1995},
volume = {190},
pages = {419445},
doi = {10.1016/03010104(94)00378N}
}

J. Olsen; M.R. Godefroid; P. Jönsson; P.A. Malmqvist & C.F. Fischer.
Transition probability calculations for atoms using nonorthogonal orbitals.
Physical Review E,
Volume 52,
Pages 44994508,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Individual orbital optimization of wave functions for the initial and final states produces the most accurate wave functions for given expansions, but complicates the calculation of transitionmatrix elements since the two sets of orbitals will be nonorthogonal. The orbital sets can be transformed to become biorthonormal, in which case the evaluation of any matrix element can proceed as in the orthonormal case. The transformation of the wavefunction expansion to the new basis imposes certain requirements on the wave function, depending on the type of transformation. An efficient and general method was found a few years ago for expansions in determinants, spincoupled configurations, or configuration state functions for molecules belonging to the D2h point group or its subgroups. The method requires only that the expansions are closed under deexcitation and thus applies to restricted active space wave functions. This type of expansion is efficient for correlation studies and includes many types of expansions as special cases. The above technique has been generalized to the atomic, symmetry adapted case requiring the treatment of degenerate shells nlN, with arbitrary occupation numbers 0≤N≤4l+2. A computer implementation of the algorithm in the multiconfiguration HartreeFock atomicstructure package for atoms allows the calculation of transition moments for individually optimized states. An application is presented for the B i 1s22s22p 2Po→1s22s2p2 2D electric dipole transition probability, which is highly sensitive to corepolarization effects. © 1995 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{OlsenGodefroidJoenssonEtAl1995,
author = {Olsen, J. and Godefroid, M.R. and Jönsson, P. and Malmqvist, P.A. and Fischer, C.F.},
title = {Transition probability calculations for atoms using nonorthogonal orbitals},
journal = {Physical Review E},
year = {1995},
volume = {52},
pages = {44994508},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.52.4499}
}

P. Palmeri; E. Biémont; A. Aboussaid & M. Godefroid.
Hyperfine structure of infrared vanadium lines.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 28,
Pages 37413752,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: High resolution profiles of neutral vanadium lines have been recorded in the infrared region (18009000 cm1) by Fourier transform spectroscopy. 106 transitions showing resolvedor partially resolved hyperfine profiles have been analysed. An investigation of these structureshas allowed the deduction of magnetic dipole constants for 101 levels. For 69 levels the resultsobtained are new. The results of the present work have been compared with the few datapreviously published in the literature and they are generally in good agreement. © 1995 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{PalmeriBiemontAboussaidEtAl1995,
author = {Palmeri, P. and Biémont, E. and Aboussaid, A. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Hyperfine structure of infrared vanadium lines},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1995},
volume = {28},
pages = {37413752},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/28/17/013}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The idea of a potential energy surface.
Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM,
Volume 341,
Pages 217235,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The development of the idea of a potential energy surface is examined in the context of solutions to the full quantum mechanical problem specified by the Schrödinger Hamiltonian expressed in laboratoryfixed coordinates. © 1995 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1995,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The idea of a potential energy surface},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM},
year = {1995},
volume = {341},
pages = {217235},
doi = {10.1016/01661280(95)04125P}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Auger decay of hollow nitrogen atoms.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 28,
Pages 35233543,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present calculations of autoionization lifetimes for ‘hollow’ nitrogen atoms with and without a core of one or two Is electrons. We have observed a very similar patternin theNdependence of the lifetimes for all lsnp configurations withM= 0, 1 and 2, n ~ 2, 3, 4.5, 6, 7 and 10 andN =2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Also some IsntNconfigurations witht 1have been considered as well as configurations with mixed values ofn.For configurations withall the electrons in the samenshell we have found that the average lifetime inneutralsystemsis very short, typically of the order of 35 x 1016 for n = 3 to 7. The same applies toconfigurations with mixed values ofn(of the order of 16 x 1016s for n = 3 to 7). Wefind that the importance of electron correlation increases dramatically withnandNbut that theaverage autoionization decay rates do not change. The configurations studied are of interest, forexample, in the study of processes that occur during neutralization of highly charged nitrogenions at surfaces. © 1995 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1995,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Auger decay of hollow nitrogen atoms},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1995},
volume = {28},
pages = {35233543},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/28/16/008}
}

H.W. Van Der Hart; N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Radiative stabilization of the doublyexcited 4l4l' and 4l5l' singlet terms in ne8+.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 28,
Pages 52075228,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Calculations concerning the competition between radiative and nonradiative decay for doublyexcited 4lnl' (n = 4.5) singlet states in Ne8+ are reported. Recent coincidence experiments have been interpreted as showing that for the 414/' states in Ne8+, as well as in the isoelectronic N5+ and O6+ systems, radiation contributes more than 50% to the total decay. The 4l4l' states in Ne8+ are, as in N5+ and O6+, degenerate with the 3ln!' Rydberg states and a considerable mixing exists between the two, which leads to an increase in the radiative decay probability. In the free Ne8+ ion we find that radiative decay accounts for 29% of the total decay for the singlet terms assuming a statistical population distribution. The results vary considerably between terms and the total radiative yield is strongly dependent on the initial population distribution. The branching ratio is similar to the ratio obtained under similar conditions for O6+. The similarity is ascribed to two competing effects: the lowering of the 4/41' states relative to the 3Ini' series with increasing Z, which favours decay through autoionization, and the Z4 behaviour of the radiative decay rates, which has the opposite effect. The free ion results are compared to results including the autotransfer to Rydberg states (atr) mechanism. In N5+ we have shown that this effect leads to an appreciable reduction in the radiative yield. For Ne8+, the ATR mechanism is less important but we conclude that also here the effect on average is a (small) reduction in radiative yield. This is because the atr mechanism is usually so effective that the 4l4l' population is transferred to low Rydberg states. These autoionize in light ions while they have a larger probability for radiative decay with increasing Z. This seems to account for a large part of the difference between the atr results in N5+ and Ne8+. We report the results of an alternative approach in which part of the collision dynamics is included and we find that the atr model is rather sensitive to a number of parameters, which at the moment are not known very well. For the 4l5l' states, which are located above the N = 3 threshold, radiative decay accounts for 6% of the total decay, much less than for the 4l4l' states, due to the opening of autoionization channels to the N = 3 thresholds for the 4l5l' states. Assuming a statistical population distribution, the theoretical results are in clear disagreement with recent observations for both 4l4l' and 4l5l' manifolds. However, we conclude that it is necessary to obtain a more definite idea about the real population distribution before it is possible to make meaningful comparisons with the observed radiative yields. © 1995 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VanDerHartVaeckHansen1995,
author = {Van Der Hart, H.W. and Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Radiative stabilization of the doublyexcited 4l4l' and 4l5l' singlet terms in ne8+},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1995},
volume = {28},
pages = {52075228},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/28/24/007}
}

S.S. Xantheas & B.T. Sutcliffe.
The Hamiltonian for a weakly interacting trimer of polyatomic monomers.
The Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 103,
Pages 80228030,
1995.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The bodyfixed Hamiltonian for a trimer of polyatomic monomers is expressed in terms of the distances between the monomer centers of mass and of the orientation angles of the monomers relative to the bodyfixed frame. The particular case where the monomers are water molecules is considered in some detail. In this work we attempt to assess the possibility of using a computer algebra system to aid in the evaluation of the angular matrix elements. © 1995 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{XantheasSutcliffe1995,
author = {Xantheas, S.S. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The Hamiltonian for a weakly interacting trimer of polyatomic monomers},
journal = {The Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1995},
volume = {103},
pages = {80228030},
doi = {10.1063/1.470713}
}

H. Cox; S.J. Smith & B.T. Sutcliffe.
An application of the computer algebra system Maple for calculations on atomic and molecular systems.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 84,
Pages 186200,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This paper presents a discussion of some programs written in the computer algebra language Maple and in the C language for solving the bodyfixed Schrödinger equation for three particles with Coulomb interaction in perimetric coordinates by means of a series solution. © 1994. 
BibTeX:
@article{CoxSmithSutcliffe1994,
author = {Cox, H. and Smith, S.J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {An application of the computer algebra system Maple for calculations on atomic and molecular systems},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {1994},
volume = {84},
pages = {186200},
doi = {10.1016/00104655(94)902119}
}

H. Cox; S.J. Smith & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Some calculations on the ground and lowesttriplet state of helium in the fixednucleus approximation.
Physical Review A,
Volume 49,
Pages 45204532,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The series solution method developed by Pekeris [Phys. Rev. 112, 1649 (1958); 115, 1216 (1959)] for the Schrödinger equation for twoelectron atoms, as generalized by Frost et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 41, 482 (1964)] to handle any three particles with a Coulomb interaction, has been used. The wave function is expanded in triple orthogonal set in three perimetric coordinates. From the Schrödinger equation an explicit recursion relation for the coefficients in the expansion is obtained, and the vanishing of the determinant of these coefficients provides the condition for the energy eigenvalues and for the eigenvectors. The Schrödinger equation is solved and the matrix elements are produced algebraically by using the computer algebra system maple. The substitutions for a particular atom and diagonalization were performed by a program written in the c language. Since the determinant is sparse, it is possible to go to the order of 1078 as Pekeris did without using excessive memory or computer CPU time. By using a nonlinear variational parameter in the expression used to remove the energy, nonrelativistic energies, within the fixednucleus approximation, have been obtained. For the groundstate singlet 1 1S state, this is of the accuracy claimed by Frankowski and Pekeris [Phys. Rev. 146, 46 (1966); 150, 366(E) (1966)] using logarithmic terms for Z from 1 to 10, and for the triplet 2 3S state, energies have been obtained to 12 decimal places of accuracy, which, with the exception of Z=2, are lower than any previously published, for all Z from 3 to 10. © 1994 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CoxSmithSutcliffe1994a,
author = {Cox, H. and Smith, S.J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Some calculations on the ground and lowesttriplet state of helium in the fixednucleus approximation},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {1994},
volume = {49},
pages = {45204532},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.49.4520}
}

H. Cox; S.J. Smith & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Some calculations on the ground and lowesttriplet state of the helium isoelectronic sequence with the nucleus in motion.
Physical Review A,
Volume 49,
Pages 45334539,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The method described in the preceding paper for the solution of twoelectron atoms, which was used to calculate the 1 1S and 2 3S states of helium and heliumlike atoms within the fixednucleus approximation, has been applied to the case where all three particles are in relative motion. The solutions in the present case automatically include the effects of the mass polarization term and are compared with the results obtained for the term by using firstorder perturbation theory with the fixednucleus wave functions. The input data for a particular atom consist of the atomic number, as before, but now the corresponding mass of the nucleus must be given also. Nonrelativistic energies with the nuclear mass included in the calculation have been obtained for the 1 1S and 2 3S states for Z ranging from 1 to 10. The energy with the nucleus in motion can be expressed only to eight significant figures (SF's) given the accuracy with which the relevant physical constants are known at present. All the results given here are computed as if these constants were known to ten SF's so that errors not incurred due to rounding. Convergence of the energies to ten SF's for both the singlet and triplet state was reached with a matrix of size 444 for Z values from 2 to 10. Convergence for the H ion was a little slower. © 1994 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{CoxSmithSutcliffe1994b,
author = {Cox, H. and Smith, S.J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Some calculations on the ground and lowesttriplet state of the helium isoelectronic sequence with the nucleus in motion},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {1994},
volume = {49},
pages = {45334539},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.49.4533}
}

F. Culot & J. Liévin.
A multiconfigurational SCF computational method for the resolution of the vibrational Schrödinger equation in polyatomic molecules.
Theoretica Chimica Acta,
Volume 89,
Pages 227250,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A new variational method for solving the molecular vibration problem is proposed. The socalled VMCSCF method (vibrational multiconfigurational selfconsistent field) is based on the superCI algorithm, previously developed in the framework of electronic ab initio calculations. This approach makes direct use of the generalised Brillouin theorem to ensure selfconsistency. The method is dedicated to the study of strongly interacting states (vibrational resonances), which are one of the main sources of perturbation in vibrational spectra. The interest of the method to tackle resonance interactions is illustrated by means of test calculations performed on the water and formaldehyde molecules. © 1994 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{CulotLievin1994,
author = {Culot, F. and Liévin, J.},
title = {A multiconfigurational SCF computational method for the resolution of the vibrational Schrödinger equation in polyatomic molecules},
journal = {Theoretica Chimica Acta},
year = {1994},
volume = {89},
pages = {227250},
doi = {10.1007/BF01225116}
}

M. Demeur; P.H. Heenen & M. Godefroid.
HartreeFock study of molecules in very intense magnetic fields.
Physical Review A,
Volume 49,
Pages 176183,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We investigate the stability of homonuclear diatomic molecules from H2 up to C2 and of the finite chains Hn (n≤5) and Hen (n≤4) immersed in very intense magnetic fields (B108 T). The atomic and molecular total energies are calculated within the onedimensional HartreeFock approximation, using a Lagrange basis set associated with a Cartesian mesh. The stability of the molecules decreases beyond Li2 although all the studied molecules are found stable. The energy per atom of H and He finite chains stabilizes already for the small chain sizes that we have investigated. © 1994 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{DemeurHeenenGodefroid1994,
author = {Demeur, M. and Heenen, P.H. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {HartreeFock study of molecules in very intense magnetic fields},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {1994},
volume = {49},
pages = {176183},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.49.176}
}

M.R. Godefroid; B.R. Judd & N. Vaeck.
Applying the quark model to the atomic d shell.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 27,
Pages 36353652,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The atomic d shell is explored from the perspective of the quark model of the atom. In this scheme, all the states are generated by four statistically independent fictitious particles (the quarks), each with angular momentum 3/2, augmented by two parity labels. The detailed quark expansions are given for the two 2D terms of d3, and the results are compared to the classic analysis of Condon and Shortley (1935). Matrix elements of singleelectron tensor operators and of the Coulomb interaction are calculated in the quark scheme, and the connection to the conventional approach is made. The diagonal sum method of Slater is applied to the quark states and extensions to manyelectron operators are discussed. The correspondence between the quark model and the traditional method implies relations between various nj symbols, and this is illustrated by two special cases. © 1994 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidJuddVaeck1994,
author = {Godefroid, M.R. and Judd, B.R. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Applying the quark model to the atomic d shell},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1994},
volume = {27},
pages = {36353652},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/27/16/011}
}

J.R. Henderson; J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
The calculation of molecular spectra using finiteelement methods.
Philosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties,
Volume 69,
Pages 10271036,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The bodyfixed Hamiltonian for a triatomic molecule as given by Sutcliffe and Tennyson in 1991 had the molecule define the xz plane. Here the relationship between this Hamiltonian and those in which the molecule defines other planes is exhibited. It is shown that in the SutcliffeTennyson approach the original embedding is preferred. In this embedding the relative effectiveness of the finite basis representation and the discretevariable representation as a means of approximate solution are considered for rotationally excited states of water. © 1994 Taylor & Francis Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{HendersonTennysonSutcliffe1994,
author = {Henderson, J.R. and Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The calculation of molecular spectra using finiteelement methods},
journal = {Philosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties},
year = {1994},
volume = {69},
pages = {10271036},
doi = {10.1080/01418639408240171}
}

J.T. Hougen; I. Kleiner & M. Godefroid.
Selection rules and intensity calculations for a cs asymmetric top molecule containing a methyl group internal rotor.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 163,
Pages 559586,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A detailed discussion is presented of the relationships between four different molecular symmetry groups. i.e. D2, Cs, C3v, and C(m) 3v commonly used to discuss energy level symmetry species and electricdipole selection rules for internal rotor problems in molecules with a symmetric rotor top and a frame with a plane of symmetry. paying particular attention to confusion arising from the fact that the smaller groups are not always subgroups of the larger, and the groups are applied to different parts of the internal rotation problem (i.e., D2 to pure rotation, Cs to vibrationrotation, C3v and C(m) 3v to torsionrotation). The meaning in this context of the traditional Ka, Kc labels for rotational energy levels in molecules with internal rotation is examined in detail. A discussion is also given of the relationship between three different schemes for defining a moleculefixed axis system in internal rotation problems. i.e., the principal axis method, the internal axis method, and a hybrid method referred to here as the “rho axis method,” paying particular attention to the meaning of atype, btype, and ctype transitions when using each of these axis systems. Some of the above ideas were helpful in adding intensity calculations to our earlier computer program treating internal rotation and overall rotation in acetaldehydelike molecules, and these intensity calculations are also briefly discussed. © 1994 Academic Press, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{HougenKleinerGodefroid1994,
author = {Hougen, J.T. and Kleiner, I. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Selection rules and intensity calculations for a cs asymmetric top molecule containing a methyl group internal rotor},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1994},
volume = {163},
pages = {559586},
doi = {10.1006/jmsp.1994.1047}
}

H.W. Van der Hart; N. Vaeck & J. Hansen.
Radiative stabilization in doubleelectron capture to 4l4l' and 4l5l' states in O6+.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 27,
Pages 34893514,
1994.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Following slow collisions between O8+ and Ar, doubleelectron capture into 4l4l' and 4l5l' states of O6+ has been reported. The experimental results show that in 25% of the events the two electrons are retained on the oxygen presumably due to radiative stabilization. In order to understand this high rate of stabilization, we have calculated for the first time the decay properties of all the 4l4l' and 4l5l' terms in the isolated atom using a truncated diagonalization method with Bspline basis sets. The 4l4l' states are lying in the same range of energy as the higher members of the 3lnl' Rydberg series and we have extended our Bspline approach to represent accurately the 3lnl' states with n up to 50. In this static approach, we obtain 30.8% radiative stabilization for the 4l4l' manifold and 2.6% for the 4l5l' manifold assuming in both cases a statistical population of the states. We conclude that these values, when combined with the experimentally determined initial populations of the two configurations, are too small to explain the experimental features assuming a statistical population distribution and we propose that in order to clarify the situation an experimental and/or theoretical study of the population distribution over the two configurations is necessary. © 1994 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VanderHartVaeckHansen1994,
author = {Van der Hart, H.W. and Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.},
title = {Radiative stabilization in doubleelectron capture to 4l4l' and 4l5l' states in O6+},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1994},
volume = {27},
pages = {34893514},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/27/15/023}
}

E. Biémont; A. Hibbert; M. Godefroid & N. Vaeck.
New fvalues in C I and the CNO abundances in the sun.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 412,
Pages 431435,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In an attempt to refine our knowledge of the solar abundances of the CNO elements, we discuss in this paper the implications of a new accurate set of oscillator strengths recently calculated in intermediate coupling for the 2p(2Po)nl2p(2Po)n′l′ E1 transitions of astrophysical interest in C I and also for the forbidden transitions within the 2p2 ground configuration. As with previous analyses devoted to nitrogen and oxygen, configuration interaction effects have been considered in the calculations in a detailed way and empirical adjustments have been introduced in the diagonal Hamiltonian matrix elements in order to improve the agreement between theoretical eigenvalues and experimental energy differences. The new LTE result, based on a sample of 55 E1 transitions observed in the visible and in the near infrared regions, is AC = 8.60 ± 0.03 in the usual logarithmic scale. Taking departures from LTE into account leads, for a sample of 31 weak lines, to a mean result AC = 8.57 ± 0.03 in agreement with recent determinations. 
BibTeX:
@article{BiemontHibbertGodefroidEtAl1993,
author = {Biémont, E. and Hibbert, A. and Godefroid, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {New fvalues in C I and the CNO abundances in the sun},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {1993},
volume = {412},
pages = {431435},
doi = {10.1086/172932}
}

I. Brage; C.F. Fischer & N. Vaeck.
Mchf calculations of autoionization widths in two and threeelectron systems.
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics,
Volume 26,
Pages 621640,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present calculations of autoionization widths using a fully numerical multiconfigurational HartreeFock method (mchf). Energy positions and autoionization rates are given for several doublyexcited states lying below the n = 2 threshold in He [and H˜. Particular attention is given to orthogonality considerations in the computation of the autoionization widths. The method is extended to the ls2p2 2D, ls2s(3S)3d 2D and ls2s(3S)4d 2D states of Li 1. To the authors’ knowledge, our MCHF value, 12.5 meV, is the first result obtained for the autoionization width of the ls2s(3S)4d 2D state. Comparison is made with other theoretical results and with experimental values and we point out several inconsistencies between the two sets of results. © 1993 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{BrageFischerVaeck1993,
author = {Brage, I. and Fischer, C.F. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Mchf calculations of autoionization widths in two and threeelectron systems},
journal = {Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics},
year = {1993},
volume = {26},
pages = {621640},
doi = {10.1088/2015000624501X}
}

I. Brage; C.F. Fischer & N. Vaeck.
Mchf calculations of autoionization widths in two and threeelectron systems.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 26,
Pages 621640,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present calculations of autoionization widths using a fully numerical multiconfigurational HartreeFock method (mchf). Energy positions and autoionization rates are given for several doublyexcited states lying below the n = 2 threshold in He [and H. Particular attention is given to orthogonality considerations in the computation of the autoionization widths. The method is extended to the ls2p2 2D, ls2s(3S)3d 2D and ls2s(3S)4d 2D states of Li 1. To the authors’ knowledge, our MCHF value, 12.5 meV, is the first result obtained for the autoionization width of the ls2s(3S)4d 2D state. Comparison is made with other theoretical results and with experimental values and we point out several inconsistencies between the two sets of results. © 1993 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{BrageFischerVaeck1993a,
author = {Brage, I. and Fischer, C.F. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Mchf calculations of autoionization widths in two and threeelectron systems},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1993},
volume = {26},
pages = {621640},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/26/4/006}
}

T. Brage; C.F. Fischer; N. Vaeck; M. Godefroid & A. Hibbert.
Core polarization in ca i and ca ii.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 48,
Pages 533545,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The effect of core polarization on binding energies, term splitting, fine structure, and transition probabilities is investigated for the low lying states 4s2S, 3d2D, 4p2P° in Ca II and 4s2‘S, 4s4p1'3P° in Ca I. Results from inclusions of core polarization in the form of model potentials are compared with explicit MCHF calculations, and the accuracy of the different approaches is discussed. © 1993 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{BrageFischerVaeckEtAl1993,
author = {Brage, T. and Fischer, C.F. and Vaeck, N. and Godefroid, M. and Hibbert, A.},
title = {Core polarization in ca i and ca ii},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1993},
volume = {48},
pages = {533545},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/48/5/006}
}

M.J. Bramley; J.R. Henderson; J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
On the MeyerBotschwinaBurton potential energy surface for H 3 +.
The Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 98,
Pages 1010410105,
1993.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{BramleyHendersonTennysonEtAl1993,
author = {Bramley, M.J. and Henderson, J.R. and Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {On the MeyerBotschwinaBurton potential energy surface for H 3 +},
journal = {The Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1993},
volume = {98},
pages = {1010410105},
doi = {10.1063/1.464402}
}

F.R. Burden & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Threebody calculations in laboratoryfixed hyperspherical coordinates: Convergence properties using numerical wavefunctions as applied to the positronium ion e3.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 80,
Pages 383389,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Nonadiabatic calculations on the positronium ion have been performed using laboratoryfixed hyperspherical coordinates and numerical wavefunctions. Convergence properties show that more than 98% of the true energy can be recovered using modest basis sets by truncating the radial domain and carrying out selfconsistent field iterations solely on K = 0 levels. It seems likely that such procedures will enable more complex systems to be studied without recourse to extremely large basis sets. © 1993 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{BurdenSutcliffe1993,
author = {Burden, F.R. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Threebody calculations in laboratoryfixed hyperspherical coordinates: Convergence properties using numerical wavefunctions as applied to the positronium ion e3},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1993},
volume = {80},
pages = {383389},
doi = {10.1080/00268979300102321}
}

P. Dahl; T. Andersen; L. Jodal; N.J. Kylstra; J.E. Hansen & N. Vaeck.
Angular distributions in autodetachment from doubly excited O states.
Physical Review A,
Volume 48,
Pages 28442849,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The angular distributions of electrons ejected from collisionally excited O ions have been measured in order to test the previous assignments of excited states for this ion. The angular distributions support the interpretation that the two dominant peaks in the electronenergy spectrum represent the autodetachment of the 2p3(2D)3s2 2Do state, decaying to the 3P and 1D states of the oxygen groundstate configuration, with an experimental branching ratio of 1.58±0.08, and not that two different autodetaching states are populated, as previously assumed. Theoretical calculations are in good agreement with the experimental findings. © 1993 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{DahlAndersenJodalEtAl1993,
author = {Dahl, P. and Andersen, T. and Jodal, L. and Kylstra, N.J. and Hansen, J.E. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Angular distributions in autodetachment from doubly excited O states},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {1993},
volume = {48},
pages = {28442849},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.48.2844}
}

C.F. Fischer; L. SmentekMielczarek; N. Vaeck & G. Miecznik.
A program to compute isotope shifts in atomic spectra.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 74,
Pages 415431,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The energy of a level of a specific isotope is affected both by the nuclear motion and the nuclear volume. This program treats the resulting energy shift as a small perturbation that can be separated into the normal and specific mass shift and field shift. Given an electronic wave function, generated either by the MCHF program (LS format) or the MCHF_CI (LSJ format), isotope independent parameters are computed and, from these, shifts between isotopes are predicted. © 1993. 
BibTeX:
@article{FischerSmentekMielczarekVaeckEtAl1993,
author = {Fischer, C.F. and SmentekMielczarek, L. and Vaeck, N. and Miecznik, G.},
title = {A program to compute isotope shifts in atomic spectra},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {1993},
volume = {74},
pages = {415431},
doi = {10.1016/00104655(93)900236}
}

J.M. Guilmot; M. Godefroid & M. Herman.
Rovibrational Parameters for transNitrous Acid.
Journal of molecular spectroscopy,
Volume 160,
Pages 387400,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The Fourier transform absorption spectrum of HONO was recorded at high resolution between 600 and 12 000 cm1 using various experimental conditions. The results concerning the trans isomer are presented; i.e., the full rovibrational analysis of the ν1, ν2, ν3, ν4, and 2ν1 bands and the vibrational analysis and band contour simulation of the 2ν2, ν1 + ν4, ν1 + ν3, ν1 + 2ν3, and 3ν1 bands have been given. The results are combined with those of previous literature investigations to obtain a complete set of rovibrational parameters, including equilibrium rotational parameters, Ae = 3.122 cm1, Be = 0.4230 cm1, and Ce = 0.3724 cm1. © 1993 Academic Press, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{GuilmotGodefroidHerman1993,
author = {Guilmot, J.M. and Godefroid, M. and Herman, M.},
title = {Rovibrational Parameters for transNitrous Acid},
journal = {Journal of molecular spectroscopy},
year = {1993},
volume = {160},
pages = {387400},
doi = {10.1006/jmsp.1993.1186}
}

J.E. Hansen; M. Bentley; H.W. Van Der Hart; M. Landtman; G.M.S. Lister; Y.T. Shen & N. Vaeck.
The introduction of bspline basis sets in atomic structure calculations.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 1993,
Pages 717,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We review some of the progress which has been achieved in calculations of atomic structure over the last few years, especially connected with the introduction of Bspline basis sets. The most important property of these basis sets is that they are effectively complete even in the case of a rather small set of basis functions. The possibilities for systematic calculations are discussed and applications to configuration interaction calculations as well as to calculations based on manybody perturbation theory are reviewed. © 1993 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{HansenBentleyVanDerHartEtAl1993,
author = {Hansen, J.E. and Bentley, M. and Van Der Hart, H.W. and Landtman, M. and Lister, G.M.S. and Shen, Y.T. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {The introduction of bspline basis sets in atomic structure calculations},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1993},
volume = {1993},
pages = {717},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/1993/T47/001}
}

J.R. Henderson; J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
All the bound vibrational states of H 3 + : A reappraisal.
The Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 98,
Pages 71917203,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The 3D discrete variable representation (DVR) calculations of Henderson and Tennyson [Chem. Phys. Lett. 173, 133 (1990)] are reanalyzed to find the source of the nonvariational behavior highlighted by Carter and Meyer [J. Chem. Phys. 96, 2424 (1992)]. The discrepancy is found to be caused not by the use of incorrect boundary conditions, but by a failure of the quadrature approximation commonly used hi DVR calculations. Corrected DVR calculations show variational but slow convergence. Calculations using the same intermediate vectors as the nonvariational calculations and a corrected final Hamiltonian show greatly enhanced convergence. The vibrational band origins computed with this method are converged to within 2 cm 1 up to 35 000 cm 1 . A complete list of these is presented and comparisons made with previous predictions. © 1993 American Institute of Physics. 
BibTeX:
@article{HendersonTennysonSutcliffe1993,
author = {Henderson, J.R. and Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {All the bound vibrational states of H 3 + : A reappraisal},
journal = {The Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1993},
volume = {98},
pages = {71917203},
doi = {10.1063/1.464711}
}

B.R. Judd; G.M.S. Lister & N. Vaeck.
Overlaps between the irreducible representations of two SO(7) subgroups of SO(8) used in the quark model of the atomic f shell.
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General,
Volume 26,
Article number 028,
Pages 49915005,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In his studies of f electrons in atoms, Racah introduced the group SO(7) and its subgroup G2, with irreducible representations (irreps) W and U. By using a quarklike basis, these groups can be conveniently embedded in SO(8). This larger group, with irreps V, possesses two other SO(7) groups as subgroups that themselves contain G2 as a common subgroup. One of them, SO(7)' (with irreps W'), has been used to derive new selection rules on operators of physical interest. We describe methods for calculating the overlaps (VWU mod VW' U), the ultimate aim being to facilitate the transformations between SO(7) and SO(7)'. A table of relevant 6U symbols (the G2 generalizations of 6j symbols) is given. When V possesses null triality (that is, when the symbols labelling the open ends of the Dynkin diagram for SO(8) are equal), an undetermined phase in the overlaps can be used to generate matrix representations of S3, the permutation group on three objects. A brief table of zero overlaps is given. A remarkable factorization of the overlaps ((4310)W(40) I(4310)W'(40)) is noted, where (4310) is the irrep of SO(8) with dimension 25725. 
BibTeX:
@article{JuddListerVaeck1993,
author = {Judd, B.R. and Lister, G.M.S. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Overlaps between the irreducible representations of two SO(7) subgroups of SO(8) used in the quark model of the atomic f shell},
journal = {Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General},
year = {1993},
volume = {26},
article number = {028},
pages = {49915005},
doi = {10.1088/03054470/26/19/028}
}

D. Sundholm; J. Olsen; M. Godefroid & G. Van Meulebeke.
Corevalence correlation on the lowlying 1,3Fo terms of Ca i.
Physical Review A,
Volume 48,
Pages 36063610,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The excitation energies of the 3d4p 3Fo, 4s4f 3Fo, 3d4p 1Fo, and 4s4f 1Fo states relative to the ground state 4s2 1S and the groundstate ionization potential of neutral calcium (Ca i) are calculated using a finiteelement multiconfiguration HartreeFock method, through the use of a systematic sequence of active spaces of increasing size. It is confirmed, through largescale ab initio calculations, that a wrong position of the 3d4p perturber in the 1Fo series, found in valence multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations, is due to the missing corevalence correlation. Some interference effects between corevalence and corecore correlation effects are also analyzed. © 1993 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{SundholmOlsenGodefroidEtAl1993,
author = {Sundholm, D. and Olsen, J. and Godefroid, M. and Van Meulebeke, G.},
title = {Corevalence correlation on the lowlying 1,3Fo terms of Ca i},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {1993},
volume = {48},
pages = {36063610},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.48.3606}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The coupling of nuclear and electronic motions in molecules.
Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions,
Volume 89,
Pages 23212335,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The usual quantum mechanical approach to the separation of electronic and nuclear motions is reformulated in a precise manner and reexamined. The coupling terms between the two kinds of motions prove to be rather elusive and their theoretical status often problematic. The problem areas are identified and suggestions are made about the ways in which the field might in future be developed. This LennardJones memorial lecture was given on 21st September, 1992 at the Quantum Theory Conference in York. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1993,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The coupling of nuclear and electronic motions in molecules},
journal = {Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions},
year = {1993},
volume = {89},
pages = {23212335},
doi = {10.1039/FT9938902321}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Comment on ‘stabilization of autoionizing states during ionatom collisions’.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 26,
Pages 29772980,
1993.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: In a recent tetter Bachau, Roncdn and Hare! have proposed an ingenious method based on the PCI effect to obtain stabilization of certain classes of autoionizing states during ionatom collisions. In this comment we argue that although the effect as such is possible we find several difficulties with its application to cases for which stabilization has been observed. © 1993 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1993,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Comment on ‘stabilization of autoionizing states during ionatom collisions’},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1993},
volume = {26},
pages = {29772980},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/26/17/028}
}

E. Cantarella; F. Culott & J. Lievin.
Ab initio calculation of vibrational dipole moment matrix elements.I.methods of calculation and diatomic test systems.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 46,
Pages 489501,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This paper is the first part of a series devoted to the ab initio calculation of some vibrational properties helpful in the interpretation of high resolution spectroscopy, atmospherical and astrophysical data.An ab initio method of calculation of the vibrational transition energies and dipole moment matrix elements is described and analyzed.The main features of this method are the resolution of both electronic and vibrational problems by analytical variational techniques and the representation of the potential energy and dipole moment hypersurfaces as Taylor’s series expansions in normal coordinates up to the fourth order.The dipole moment matrix elements are then evaluated by simple analytical formulae.In this first paper, some of the approximations inherent to the methodology are systematically analyzed on the basis of results obtained for diatomic molecules (BeH, HF, NH and NO) with a comparison to experimental and other theoretical results found in the literature.The dependence on the results of the effects of electrical and mechanical anharmonicities, electron correlation and basis set dependencies are investigated.The applicability of the method to small polyatomic systems is discussed in the second paper of this series, on the basis of test calculations on the water molecule. © 1992 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{CantarellaCulottLievin1992,
author = {Cantarella, E. and Culott, F. and Lievin, J.},
title = {Ab initio calculation of vibrational dipole moment matrix elements.I.methods of calculation and diatomic test systems},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1992},
volume = {46},
pages = {489501},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/46/6/003}
}

F. Culot & J. Lievin.
Ab initio calculation of vibrational dipole moment matrix elements.Ii.the water molecule as a polyatomic test case.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 46,
Pages 502517,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This paper is the second part of a series devoted to the ab initio calculation of vibrational properties, like transition energies, dipole moment matrix elements and infrared intensities.The method of calculation has been detailed in the first paper, where test calculations on diatomic systems were also analyzed.The present paper applies the method to a simple polyatomic system, the water molecule in its ground electronic state.The purely polyatomic features of the method are discussed, as the determination of the potential energy and dipole moment surfaces and the description of vibrational mode couplings.The results concern vibrational energies of levels in the range 0 < v1+ v2+ v3< 3 and vibrational transition moments and intensities of cold and hot bands.Many methodological tests and comparisons to the experimental and theoretical literature are reported, showing that theoretical values of transition energies and dipole moments converge to the experimental ones; at the highest level of approximation (TZ + 2P/SDCI; vibrational SCF/CI and FCI) the precision obtained is sufficient to provide useful complementary spectroscopical data.This convergence is however not achieved for diagonal dipole moment matrix elements, which are shown to be very sensitive to the mechanical and electrical anharmonicities. © 1992 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{CulotLievin1992,
author = {Culot, F. and Lievin, J.},
title = {Ab initio calculation of vibrational dipole moment matrix elements.Ii.the water molecule as a polyatomic test case},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1992},
volume = {46},
pages = {502517},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/46/6/004}
}

J.E. Hansen; O. Schraa & N. Vaeck.
Calculations of auger energies and autoionisation rates for KLL and LMM transitions involved in the neutralisation of nitrogen ions at surfaces.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 1992,
Pages 4144,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Calculations of KLL and LMM transition energies and autoionisation transition probabilities for KLL transitions are reported for nitrogen ions with different Lshell populations. These quantities are of interest for the understanding of the process of neutralisation of ions at surfaces. A number of experiments have been carried out recently in which KLL and LMM Auger electrons have been observed. The observed energies have been used to obtain information about the number of L (M) electrons present when the KLL (LMM) transitions occur and about the population of the outer shells at this point. The spread in the quantities we report show that only very limited conclusions can be drawn from the observed energies about these two aspects of the neutralisation process. © 1992 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{HansenSchraaVaeck1992,
author = {Hansen, J.E. and Schraa, O. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Calculations of auger energies and autoionisation rates for KLL and LMM transitions involved in the neutralisation of nitrogen ions at surfaces},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1992},
volume = {1992},
pages = {4144},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/1992/T41/007}
}

J.R. Henderson; J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Reply to Comment on: Discrepancies between variationally calculated vibrational energies of H 3 +.
Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 96,
Pages 24262427,
1992.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{HendersonTennysonSutcliffe1992,
author = {Henderson, J.R. and Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Reply to Comment on: Discrepancies between variationally calculated vibrational energies of H 3 +},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1992},
volume = {96},
pages = {24262427},
doi = {10.1063/1.462045}
}

I. Kleiner; J.T. Hougen; R.D. Suenram; F.J. Lovas & M. Godefroid.
The ground and first torsional states of acetaldehyde.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 153,
Pages 578586,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We have fitted to within experimental accuracy a data set for acetaldehyde consisting of 423 vt = 0 microwave lines, 270 vt = 1 microwave lines, and 214 vt = 1 ← 0 farinfrared lines, using a global model from the earlier literature. The vt = 1 microwave data set was extended and corrected by 76 new measurements from NIST; the theoretical model was extended by inclusion of higher order terms from the literature. The final fit requires only 34 parameters to achieve a unitless weighted standard deviation for the whole fit of 1.15, demonstrating both the power of the model and the internal consistency of the data. © 1992. 
BibTeX:
@article{KleinerHougenSuenramEtAl1992,
author = {Kleiner, I. and Hougen, J.T. and Suenram, R.D. and Lovas, F.J. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {The ground and first torsional states of acetaldehyde},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1992},
volume = {153},
pages = {578586},
doi = {10.1016/00222852(92)904949}
}

J. Lievin.
Ab initio characterization of the C ̃′1Ag state of the acetylene molecule.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 156,
Pages 123146,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Ab initio calculations on the few lowest 1Ag states of transbent acetylene have been performed at different levels of theory (SCF, CASSCF, SDCI, and SOCI) and with basis sets of increasing flexibilities (321G + pol, TZ + 2P, TZ + 2P + diff). The results predict the existence of an equilibrium structure (RCC = 1.621 A ̊, RCH = 1.096 A ̊, and θHCC = 104.5°) on the second potential energy surface of 1Ag symmetry, corresponding to the valence configuration 1ag21bu22ag22bu23ag23bu 24ag2 arising from a double Π → Π* excitation applied to the ground state configuration. The calculated parameters for this state, labeled C ̃′ (A = 8.71, B = 0.912, C = 0.825 cm1; ν1 = 3126, ν2 = 934, ν3 = 1386 cm1; Te = 7.53 eV), strictly confirm the recent findings of UVODR experiments. The analysis of the wavefunctions allows an interpretation of some of the features of this state, namely, its valence nature, its geometry (strong bending and enlarged CC bond), and the occurrence of multiple avoided crossings, leading to a potential energy barrier, along the pathway linking the C ̃′ minimum to the linear ground state geometry. The reason why previous ab initio calculations did not report the existence of this state is also discussed. © 1992. 
BibTeX:
@article{Lievin1992,
author = {Lievin, J.},
title = {Ab initio characterization of the C ̃′1Ag state of the acetylene molecule},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1992},
volume = {156},
pages = {123146},
doi = {10.1016/00222852(92)900989}
}

J.L. Liévin; L. Le Gouézigou; D. Bonnevie; F. Gaborit; F. Poingt & F. Brillouet.
Buried heterostructure laser fabricated using reactive ion etching and gas source molecular beam epitaxy.
Applied Physics Letters,
Volume 60,
Pages 12111213,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Buried heterostructure lasers fabricated using reactive ion etching for stripe definition and gas source molecular beam epitaxy for blocking layer regrowth are presented for the first time. The structure design includes, in particular, a nonselective epitaxial regrowth step as well as a IIIV material liftoff. Preliminary results show continuous wave operation with threshold currents of 43 mA and maximum output power of 17 mW per facet. This process is, in particular, very well suited for integration purposes and high yield 2 in. wafer processing. 
BibTeX:
@article{LievinLeGouezigouBonnevieEtAl1992,
author = {Liévin, J.L. and Le Gouézigou, L. and Bonnevie, D. and Gaborit, F. and Poingt, F. and Brillouet, F.},
title = {Buried heterostructure laser fabricated using reactive ion etching and gas source molecular beam epitaxy},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
year = {1992},
volume = {60},
pages = {12111213},
doi = {10.1063/1.107408}
}

C. Ruth Le Sueur; S. Miller; J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
On the use of variational wavefunctions in calculating vibrational band intensities.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 76,
Pages 11471156,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: It is shown that vibrational band intensities calculated using variational wavefunctions and dipole surfaces give results which depend on how the Cartesian axes of the dipole surface are defined. It is suggested that the most consistent definition of these axes uses the rules proposed by Eckart for separating rovibrational motion. The consequences of this choice of axis system for the calculated band intensities of H2S, LiNC and H3+, and the apparent validity of HönlLondon factors are discussed. Computed band intensities are presented for H2S, HDS and D2S which correct previous literature values. © 1992 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{RuthLeSueurMillerTennysonEtAl1992,
author = {Ruth Le Sueur, C. and Miller, S. and Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {On the use of variational wavefunctions in calculating vibrational band intensities},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1992},
volume = {76},
pages = {11471156},
doi = {10.1080/00268979200101941}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The chemical bond and molecular structure.
Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM,
Volume 259,
Pages 2958,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Since Coulson's Tilden Lecture in 1951 there have been many developments in ideas about the chemical bond and about molecular structure. One aspect of those developments is considered here from a quantum mechanical standpoint. The conclusion reached is one of qualified pessimism about the extent to which it is possible to account for bonding and molecular structure (as perceived by the working chemist) from a quantum mechanical point of view. © 1992. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1992,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The chemical bond and molecular structure},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM},
year = {1992},
volume = {259},
pages = {2958},
doi = {10.1016/01661280(92)87004J}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe.
The use of perimetric coordinates in the vibrationrotation hamiltonian for triatomic molecules.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 75,
Pages 12331236,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: That part of the vibrationrotation Hamiltonian for a triatomic molecule which is independent of the rotational motion, is expressed in generalized distance and generalized perimetric coordinates which, in special cases, are the interparticle coordinates and the standard perimetric coordinates. © 1992 Taylor & Francis Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{Sutcliffe1992a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The use of perimetric coordinates in the vibrationrotation hamiltonian for triatomic molecules},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1992},
volume = {75},
pages = {12331236},
doi = {10.1080/00268979200100941}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe; S.J. Smith & G.H. Duffey.
Computing the tetrahedral angle [3] (multiple letters).
Journal of Chemical Education,
Volume 69,
Pages 171,
1992.
[BibTeX]

BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeSmithDuffey1992,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Smith, S.J. and Duffey, G.H.},
title = {Computing the tetrahedral angle [3] (multiple letters)},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Education},
year = {1992},
volume = {69},
pages = {171}
}

J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Dicretization to avoid singularities in vibration–rotation Hamiltonians: A bisector embedding for AB2 triatomics.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 42,
Pages 941952,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A previously proposed [Sutcliffe and Tennyson, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 29, 183 (1991)] body‐fixed Hamiltonian is applied to AB2 systems in Radau coordinates with the x‐axis embedded along the bisector of the angle. It is shown that by using a discrete variable representation for the angular coordinate it is possible to avoid singular regions of the Hamiltonian. A two‐step variational procedure is used to obtain rotationally excited states of the system. The results of test calculations H2S and D2S with J = 0, 1, 5, and 10 are discussed along with computer‐usage characteristics. Copyright © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{TennysonSutcliffe1992,
author = {Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Dicretization to avoid singularities in vibration–rotation Hamiltonians: A bisector embedding for AB2 triatomics},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1992},
volume = {42},
pages = {941952},
doi = {10.1002/qua.560420429}
}

N. Vaeck; M. Godefroid & C. Froese Fischer.
Corevalence correlation effects on E1 and E2 decay rates in Ca+.
Physical Review A,
Volume 46,
Pages 37043716,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Elaborate multiconfiguration HartreeFock wave functions have been obtained for the 4s 2S, 3d 2D, and 4p 2P°states in Ca+ in order to investigate the corevalence correlation effects on the transition probabilities of the electric dipole (E1) and quadrupole (E2) processes involving these levels. In parallel, modelpotential calculations using a corepolarization potential have been performed. They support the large reduction of the oscillator strengths found in the ab initio approach for both the E1 and E2 processes. The agreement between the two sets of results is satisfactory only if the polarization term is included in the HartreeFock variational procedure. The present theoretical 2P°1/2,3/2 lifetime values differ by 3.5% from the most recent fastbeam laser measurements with an estimated singlestandarddeviation uncertainty of about 1%. © 1992 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckGodefroidFroeseFischer1992,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Godefroid, M. and Froese Fischer, C.},
title = {Corevalence correlation effects on E1 and E2 decay rates in Ca+},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {1992},
volume = {46},
pages = {37043716},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.46.3704}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Auger decay of slow highlyionised ions neutralised at surfaces.
Surface Science,
Volume 269270,
Pages 596600,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We present results of calculations of decay rates for hollow atoms which could be formed when an ion approaches a surface and we discuss the implications of these results for the interpretation of recent experiements concerned with the neutralisation of slow highly charged ions at surfaces. We find that multiply excited states in neutral atoms have lifetimes considerably shorter than those in the corresponding ions and point out that this property can explain the large number of lowenergy electrons, which have been observed experimentally. In addition, the lifetimes appear to be of the right order of magnitude to explain the observed time development of the neutralisation process. We consider also the implications for the highenergy spectrum. © 1992. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1992,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Auger decay of slow highlyionised ions neutralised at surfaces},
journal = {Surface Science},
year = {1992},
volume = {269270},
pages = {596600},
doi = {10.1016/00396028(92)913164}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Calculations of autoionization rates for doubleauger decay of multiplyexcited states in nitrogen.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 25,
Pages 36133619,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We consider the probability for doubleAuger decay of multiplyexcited states in Nn+ with two Is vacancies. We have calculated the branching ratio R3 between the doubleAuger decay filling both holes in the Is shell and the normal Auger decay for initial 2pN, 2s2pNl and 2s22pN2 configurations with N = 3, 4, 5 and 6. We show that R3 depends more strongly on the number of 2s electrons than on the total number of electrons in the n = 2 shells. We find that the ‘shakedown’ of a 2s electron due to the nonorthogonality between the initial 2s and the final is electron is the most important effect. Comparison with the result of recent studies of neutralization of slow highlyexcited ions at surfaces suggests the presence of one or two 2s electrons in the ion at the time of the doubleAuger decay. © 1992 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1992a,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Calculations of autoionization rates for doubleauger decay of multiplyexcited states in nitrogen},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1992},
volume = {25},
pages = {36133619},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/25/17/013}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Calculations of Energies, Radiative and NonRadiative Decay Rates of TriplyExcited States in LiLike and BLike Nitrogen.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 25,
Pages 883905,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We report calculations of energies and decay rates for triplyexcited 3l3l’3l” configurations in Lilike N, N4+, and in Blike N, N2+, using a configuration interaction approach. Triplyexcited configurations can be obtained in chargeexchange experiments and might be important in the process of neutralization of slow highlyionized ions at surfaces but nearly no spectroscopic information is available for such states. They have found that there is a very strong configuration mixing in these systems which makes it difficult to give singleparticle labels to the terms. This suggests that a molecular (collective) description might be useful in analogy with the molecular model of the doublyexcited nlnl’ configurations in Helike spectra. Watanabe and Lin (1987) have considered a molecular description of the 3l3l’3l” configurations in He−. We have considered whether this model is useful in the present case where the nuclear attraction is much stronger compared to the interelectronic repulsion but they do not find any compelling evidence for such a description. One of the motivations for the introduction of the collective model in the case of the doublyexcited states was the large difference between nonradiative decay rates for different states in these systems. However, we have not found evidence from the decay rates in the 3131’31” configurations far a collective behaviour of the atomic shell. The 3131’31” configurations have many levels and can be difficult to resolve experimentally so average values are often more useful for comparison with experiment than rates for individual levels. We show that the average values of the decay rates, calculated assuming that there is no configuration interaction between the 3131’31” configurations, are in very good agreement with the correct average values even though configuration interaction is very strong. Since doublyexcited states of the type 3131’ have a rather long lifetime we have suggested that multiplyexcited states might be formed in the neutralization of slow highlyionized ions at surfaces. We have found that triplyexcited states have a considerably shorter lifetime and if additional electrons are added the lifetime seems to be reduced further so that this type of configuration can be responsible for the large number of lowenergy electrons which are produced during a neutralization process. © 1992 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1992b,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Calculations of Energies, Radiative and NonRadiative Decay Rates of TriplyExcited States in LiLike and BLike Nitrogen},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1992},
volume = {25},
pages = {883905},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/25/5/005}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Competition between radiative and nonradiative decay processes in triplyexcited 3l3l′ nlʺ and doublyexcited 2 lnl′ states in nitrogen ions.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 25,
Pages 32673282,
1992.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Results are presented for radiative and nonradiative decay rates for 3l3l′ nlʺ states in N4+and 2lnlʹ states in N5+in a single configuration as well as in a CI approximation. It is found that while radiative stabilization is negligible for the triplyexcited states it is important for the doublyexcited states with n > 6. These results are used to interpret multiple chargeexchange experiments in nitrogen by BenoitCattin et al. The reasons for the difference between the doublyand triplyexcited states are discussed. © 1992 IOP Publication Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1992c,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Competition between radiative and nonradiative decay processes in triplyexcited 3l3l′ nlʺ and doublyexcited 2 lnl′ states in nitrogen ions},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1992},
volume = {25},
pages = {32673282},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/25/15/009}
}

A. Aspectt; J. Bauchei; M. Godefroid; P. Grangier; J.E. Hansen & N. Vaeck.
Experimental and mchf isotope shifts of strongly perturbed levels in ca i and sr i.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 24,
Pages 40774099,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Theoretical and experimental isotope shifts for Ca l and Sr i levels are presented. The isotope shifts of the levels 4s6s 1 S 0 4p 2 ‘So and 4p 2 1 D 2 of calcium have been measured between the isotopes 40, 42, 43, 44 and 48 in twophoton transitions from the Ca ground state using two lasers with different wavelengths. Results of ab inilio mass and field shift calculations are presented for these levels as well as for a number of other strongly perturbed lowlying levels in calcium and strontium using the multiconfigutation HartreeFock method. The ‘gradient’ and the alternative ‘Slater’ forms of the specific mass shift operator have been tested; the latter is found to be unreliable with our mchf expansions which are limited to valence correlation effects. The agreement between theory and experiment is systematically better in strontium than in calcium for the specific mass shifts. The ab inilio field shift values agree well with the trend of the observations for both atoms, although they are systematically too small. A semiempirical calibration procedure leads to very good agreement for both atoms. Corerelaxation effects are shown to be large particularly for the mass shift. © 1991 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{AspecttBaucheiGodefroidEtAl1991,
author = {Aspectt, A. and Bauchei, J. and Godefroid, M. and Grangier, P. and Hansen, J.E. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Experimental and mchf isotope shifts of strongly perturbed levels in ca i and sr i},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1991},
volume = {24},
pages = {40774099},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/24/18/019}
}

E. Biémont; A. Hibbert; M. Godefroid; N. Vaeck & B.C. Fawcett.
Accurate oscillator strengths of astrophysical interest for neutral oxygen.
Astrophysical Journal,
Volume 375,
Pages 818822,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Knowledge of accurate oscillator strengths in neutral oxygen is of crucial importance in astrophysics. The accurate determination of the solar abundance of O I, which remains the primary source for the entry in cosmic abundance tables, requires the use of E1 transitions appearing in the solar photospheric spectrum. A new accurate scale of oscillator strengths has therefore been obtained for the 2p3(4S)nl2p3(4S)n′l′ transitions of O I of astrophysical interest. Configuration interaction effects have been considered in a detailed way. The results have been used to improve the solar abundance determination for oxygen. The new result is A(O) = 8.86 ± 0.04 (in the usual logarithmic scale). 
BibTeX:
@article{BiemontHibbertGodefroidEtAl1991,
author = {Biémont, E. and Hibbert, A. and Godefroid, M. and Vaeck, N. and Fawcett, B.C.},
title = {Accurate oscillator strengths of astrophysical interest for neutral oxygen},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
year = {1991},
volume = {375},
pages = {818822},
doi = {10.1086/170245}
}

C. Froese Fischer & M.R. Godefroid.
Programs for computing LS and LSJ transitions from MCHF wave functions.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 64,
Pages 501519,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Given wavefunction expansions for the initial and final state along with expressions for the transition matrix elements, the programs evaluate oscillator strengths and transition probabilities. The MCHF_LSTR program assumes wave functions are represented in the nonrelativistic formalism and computers E1 and E2 transition data. The MCHF_LSJTR program requires wavefunction expansions from a BreitPauli CI calculation and evaluates transition data for E1, E2, ..., or M1, M2, ..., transitions between a series of initial and final states. This program could be used for the study of transitions between multiplets. © 1991. 
BibTeX:
@article{FroeseFischerGodefroid1991,
author = {Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Programs for computing LS and LSJ transitions from MCHF wave functions},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {1991},
volume = {64},
pages = {501519},
doi = {10.1016/00104655(91)901417}
}

C. Froese Fischer; M.R. Godefroid & A. Hibbert.
A program for performing angular integrations for transition operators.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 64,
Pages 486500,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The MCHF_MLTPOL program performs the angular integrations necessary for expressing the matrix elements of transition operators, E1, E2, ..., or M1, M2, ..., as linear combinations of radial integrals. All matrix elements for transitions between two lists of configuration states will be evaluated. A limited amount of nonorthogonality is allowed between orbitals of the initial and final state. © 1991. 
BibTeX:
@article{FroeseFischerGodefroidHibbert1991,
author = {Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.R. and Hibbert, A.},
title = {A program for performing angular integrations for transition operators},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {1991},
volume = {64},
pages = {486500},
doi = {10.1016/00104655(91)90140G}
}

J.O. Gaardsted; T. Andersent; H.K. Haugen; J.E. Hansen & N. Vaeck.
Multiphoton spectroscopy of doubly excited autoionizing states of ca.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 24,
Pages 43634377,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The autoionizing spectrum of Ca has been studied in the wavelength ranges of 490540 nm and 555590 nm through multiphoton absorption and the subsequent decay to excited Ca+(4p2P3/2, 1/2) states. The fluorescence signal of Ca+(4p) exhibits resonances attributed to the 3d6p and 3dnf (n=47) doubly excited autoionizing 3 = 1, 3 states (threephoton absorption) together with resonances due to excited bound states (two photon absorption) of the neutral atom. Sufficient atomic density was obtained utilizing a vapour in a moderate pressure regime (25 mTorr) such that collisional excitation was stilt negligible. The pulsed ~8 ns duration (fwhm) laser radiation was used in linear as well as in circular polarization. The observed 3 = 3 states has been interpreted with the help of theoretical results obtained by a configuration interaction approach. © 1991 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{GaardstedAndersentHaugenEtAl1991,
author = {Gaardsted, J.O. and Andersent, T. and Haugen, H.K. and Hansen, J.E. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Multiphoton spectroscopy of doubly excited autoionizing states of ca},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1991},
volume = {24},
pages = {43634377},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/24/20/008}
}

M. Gailhanou; C. Labourie; J.L. Liévin; A. Perales; M. Lambert; F. Poingt & D. Sigogne.
Chemical beam epitaxial selective growth of InP for laser fabrication.
Applied Physics Letters,
Volume 58,
Pages 796798,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Chemical beam epitaxy (CBE) is demonstrated here to be a suitable technique for the planarization of etched structures by selective overgrowth of InP layers. We present the fabrication of planar buried heterostructure laser diodes (PBHLDs) with a separate confinement multiquantum well active layer grown by gas source molecular beam epitaxy and pn InP current blocking layers grown by CBE. These lasers have been operated cw showing threshold current as low as 17 mA and maximum power up to 25 mW. We also achieved for the first time the fabrication of PBHLD using molecular beam epitaxy techniques only. 
BibTeX:
@article{GailhanouLabourieLievinEtAl1991,
author = {Gailhanou, M. and Labourie, C. and Liévin, J.L. and Perales, A. and Lambert, M. and Poingt, F. and Sigogne, D.},
title = {Chemical beam epitaxial selective growth of InP for laser fabrication},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
year = {1991},
volume = {58},
pages = {796798},
doi = {10.1063/1.104519}
}

M. Godefroid; J. Lievin & J.‐Y. Metz.
Symmetry adapted formulation of the generalized Brillouin theorem.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 40,
Pages 243264,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The singly excited functions satisfying Brillouin theorem are expressed as linear combinations of configuration‐state functions for any spin and spatial symmetries (atomic or molecular) and for any reference wave function. The generality of the formulation is ensured by the use of the irreducible tensor method that can be adapted to any symmetry point group of interest. The expansion coefficients are simply written as products of fractional parentage coefficients, spin‐ and orbit‐recoupling coefficients, and phase factors. The formalism is illustrated for some atomic (Kh) and molecular (C∞v, C3v, and Td) configurations. Group theoretical techniques are also used to correlate the Brillouin conditions within a chain of groups. Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidLievinMetz1991,
author = {Godefroid, M. and Lievin, J. and Metz, J.‐Y.},
title = {Symmetry adapted formulation of the generalized Brillouin theorem},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1991},
volume = {40},
pages = {243264},
doi = {10.1002/qua.560400207}
}

J.E. Hansen; H. van der Hart; M. Landtman; Y.T. Shen & N. Vaeck.
Calculations for doublyexcited states populated in twoelectron processes.
Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters,
Volume 21,
Pages S87S91,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Recent calculations of doublyexcited states for two and fourelectron states in neutral atoms and ions are described. In particular the radiative properties of these states are considered. It is pointed out that some of these states live so long that triplyexcited states perhaps can be formed in neutralisation processes at surfaces. © 1991 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{HansenHartLandtmanEtAl1991,
author = {Hansen, J.E. and van der Hart, H. and Landtman, M. and Shen, Y.T. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {Calculations for doublyexcited states populated in twoelectron processes},
journal = {Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters},
year = {1991},
volume = {21},
pages = {S87S91},
doi = {10.1007/BF01426256}
}

A. Hibbertt; E. Biémont; M. Godefroid & N. Vaeck.
El transitions of astrophysical interest in neutral oxygen.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 24,
Pages 39433958,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Atomic transition rates and f values have been calculated in the triplet and quintet systems and for some intercombination lines of neutral oxygen. Configuration interaction was included in tbs calculations performed with the CiV3 code of Hibbcrt for all the transitions connecting the n =3 and n =4 energy levels. In order to reproduce the observed energy splittings between the energy states, small empirical adjustments were introduced to the diagonal matrix elements. Comparisons with previously published f values and radiative lifetimes are discussed and the subsequent astrophysical applications of the results are briefly mentioned. © 1991 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{HibberttBiemontGodefroidEtAl1991,
author = {Hibbertt, A. and Biémont, E. and Godefroid, M. and Vaeck, N.},
title = {El transitions of astrophysical interest in neutral oxygen},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1991},
volume = {24},
pages = {39433958},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/24/18/010}
}

I. Kleiner; J.T. Hougen; R.D. Suenram; F.J. Lovas & M. Godefroid.
The ground torsional state of acetaldehyde.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 148,
Pages 3849,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: New microwave measurements on the ground state of acetaldehyde have been carried out using a Fourier transform spectrometer in the region from 7 to 26 GHz (typical measurement uncertainty 4 kHz), and a conventional Stark spectrometer in the region from 45 to 116 GHz (typical measurement uncertainty 40 kHz). These new ground state measurements and remeasurements have permitted a much better fit to two theoretical models of a data set containing farinfrared combination differences from the literature, microwave transitions from the literature, and the new microwave transitions. Rootmeansquare residuals obtained here for all these data (which come from a large number of sources) are only slightly larger (for either model) than the estimated measurement uncertainties. The first theoretical model is essentially a highbarrier effective Hamiltonian for one vibrational state only, based on Fourier expansions in terms of the form cos( 2πn 3)(ρK  σ). The second model is based on calculation using the internalrotation potential function, and is in principle much more powerful than the first. The present successful fits using either model indicate that earlier fitting difficulties using the second model and a combined infrared and microwave data set were caused by problems in the microwave data set, rather than problems in the model. It is hoped that similar success can be achieved with the more powerful second model when data from higher excited torsional states are considered. © 1991. 
BibTeX:
@article{KleinerHougenSuenramEtAl1991,
author = {Kleiner, I. and Hougen, J.T. and Suenram, R.D. and Lovas, F.J. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {The ground torsional state of acetaldehyde},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1991},
volume = {148},
pages = {3849},
doi = {10.1016/00222852(91)900326}
}

M. Lambert; L. Goldstein; A. Perales; F. Gaborit; C. Starck & J.L. Lievin.
High quality InP and In1xGaxAsyP1y grown by gas source MBE.
Journal of Crystal Growth,
Volume 111,
Pages 495501,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The growth of high quality InP and In1xGaxAsyP1y by gas source molecular beam epitaxy is reported. 77 K mobilities up to 112,000 cm2/V⋯s for high purity InP have been measured. Fedoped semiinsulating InP has been grown using an iron effusion dell, and resistivities as high as 109 Ω cm have been obtained. Selective epitaxy of InP on Si3N4patterned substrates is also presented. © 1991. 
BibTeX:
@article{LambertGoldsteinPeralesEtAl1991,
author = {Lambert, M. and Goldstein, L. and Perales, A. and Gaborit, F. and Starck, C. and Lievin, J.L.},
title = {High quality InP and In1xGaxAsyP1y grown by gas source MBE},
journal = {Journal of Crystal Growth},
year = {1991},
volume = {111},
pages = {495501},
doi = {10.1016/00220248(91)910278}
}

J.L. Liévin; D. Bonnevie; F. Poingt; C. Starck; D. Sigogne; O. Le Gouezigou & L. Goldstein.
Buried heterostructure laser fabricated using threestep gas source molecular beam epitaxy.
Applied Physics Letters,
Volume 59,
Pages 14071408,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Buried heterostructure lasers fabricated using a threestep gas source molecular beam epitaxy (GSMBE) process are presented for the first time. We propose a new structure design compatible with nonselective regrowth for the blocking layers, therefore avoiding the use of a dielectric mask. The structure is terminated by a second overgrowth after a material liftoff. Preliminary results show cw operation with threshold currents of 60 mA for 800μmlong devices and maximum output power up to 27 mW per facet. 
BibTeX:
@article{LievinBonneviePoingtEtAl1991,
author = {Liévin, J.L. and Bonnevie, D. and Poingt, F. and Starck, C. and Sigogne, D. and Le Gouezigou, O. and Goldstein, L.},
title = {Buried heterostructure laser fabricated using threestep gas source molecular beam epitaxy},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
year = {1991},
volume = {59},
pages = {14071408},
doi = {10.1063/1.105321}
}

D.A. Ramsay; M. Vervloet; F. Vanhorenbeke; M. Godefroid & M. Herman.
Rotational analysis of the 00 band of the a ̃3Au X ̃1Ag system of transglyoxal.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 149,
Pages 348355,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The 00 band of the a ̃3Au X ̃1Ag system of transglyoxal has been recorded in absorption using a Bomem DA3.002 Fouriertransform spectrometer. Rotational analysis reveals that the dominant structure consists of branches obeying the selection rules ΔJ = 0, ±1, ΔN = 0, ±1, ±2, and ΔKa = 0. The following molecular constants were obtained for the excited state (in cm1): A = 1.9681(7), B = 0.15699(3), C = 0.14543(4), a0 = 0.025(3), a = 0.008(3), α = 0.08(3), T0 = 19 198.63(2), where the error limits are 3σ. © 1991. 
BibTeX:
@article{RamsayVervloetVanhorenbekeEtAl1991,
author = {Ramsay, D.A. and Vervloet, M. and Vanhorenbeke, F. and Godefroid, M. and Herman, M.},
title = {Rotational analysis of the 00 band of the a ̃3Au X ̃1Ag system of transglyoxal},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1991},
volume = {149},
pages = {348355},
doi = {10.1016/00222852(91)90291H}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & J. Tennyson.
A general treatment of vibration‐rotation coordinates for triatomic molecules.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 39,
Pages 183196,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An exact, within the Born–Oppenheimer approximation, body‐fixed Hamiltonian for the nuclear motions of a triatomic system is presented. This Hamiltonian is expressed in terms of two arbitrarily defined internal distances and the angle between them. The body‐fixed axis system is related to these coordinates in a general fashion. Problems with singularities and the domain of the Hamiltonian are discussed using specific examples of axis embedding. A number of commonly used coordinate systems including Jacobi, bond‐length‐bond‐angle, and Radau coordinates are special cases of this Hamiltonian. Sample calculations on the H2S molecule are presented using all these and other coordinate systems. The possibility of using this Hamiltonian for reactive scattering calculations is also discussed. Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeTennyson1991,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Tennyson, J.},
title = {A general treatment of vibration‐rotation coordinates for triatomic molecules},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1991},
volume = {39},
pages = {183196},
doi = {10.1002/qua.560390208}
}

N. Vaeck; M. Godefroid & J.E. Hansen.
Mchf oscillator strength and lifetime calculations in neutral calcium.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 24,
Pages 361381,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We report extensive multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) calculations, taking into account valence correlation and corerelaxation effects, of energy levels, eigenvector compositions, electric dipole and quadrupole oscillator strengths involving the n*S (n = 14), n1P° (n = 1, 2), n1D (n = 1—3) and n1F° (n = 1, 2) states in Ca I. On the whole, the agreement between theory and observation has been improved by our set of MCHF results. The theoretical transition probabilities allow the evaluation of the lifetimes for the levels 4s4p, 4s5p IP°; 4s4d, 4p2 *D and 3d4p, 4s4f 1F° which are compared with the most recent measurements. The differences between MCHF calculations for series perturbed by doublyexdted states in Ca and Sr are discussed. It is concluded that corepolarization effects are of about the same importance in the two atoms but that the effects on the 3d (Ca) and 4d (Sr) orbitals are such that the total corepolarization effects for series and perturbers are of the same magnitude in Sr while large differences exist in Ca. © 1991 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckGodefroidHansen1991,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Godefroid, M. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Mchf oscillator strength and lifetime calculations in neutral calcium},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1991},
volume = {24},
pages = {361381},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/24/2/006}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Calculations of decay rates for triplyexcited states in N2+.
Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters,
Volume 21,
Pages S221S223,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We report here calculations of energy level values and autoionization decay rates for all the terms belonging to the 1s23 l3 l'3 l'' configuration in N2+. Comparison are made with previous calculations for 1s23 l3 l' terms in N3+. The properties of the triplyexcited states and in particular the fast autoionization decay rates found in the present calculations can perhaps help in understanding the mechanism responsible for neutralisation of ions at surfaces. © 1991 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1991,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Calculations of decay rates for triplyexcited states in N2+},
journal = {Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters},
year = {1991},
volume = {21},
pages = {S221S223},
doi = {10.1007/BF01426298}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Lifetimes of multiplyexcited states in nitrogen.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 24,
Pages L469L475,
1991.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: It has been observed experimentally that slow highlyionized atoms are already neutralized on impact with a metal surface due to the strong potential which can 'puli’ electrons out of the surface into highlying multiplyexcited atomic states. We present quantitative results for decay rates of such multiplyexcited states and show that the lifetimes for such states, when the electrons have large values of n, appear to be significantly different in neutral atoms and in the corresponding ions. © 1991 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1991a,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Lifetimes of multiplyexcited states in nitrogen},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1991},
volume = {24},
pages = {L469L475},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/24/19/001}
}

J.M. Guilmot; M. Carleer; M. Godefroid & M. Herman.
The ν1 fundamental band of transHNO2.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 143,
Pages 8190,
1990.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The spectrum of transnitrous acid has been recorded at a resolution of about 2.5 × 103 cm1 in the region from 3200 to 3800 cm1. Over 500 lines are assigned to the ν1 fundamental band (OH stretching). Rovibrational constants are obtained for ν1. Systematic perturbations affecting some of the levels are attributed to a btype Coriolis interaction involving the 2ν3 + ν5 + ν6 level. © 1990. 
BibTeX:
@article{GuilmotCarleerGodefroidEtAl1990,
author = {Guilmot, J.M. and Carleer, M. and Godefroid, M. and Herman, M.},
title = {The ν1 fundamental band of transHNO2},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1990},
volume = {143},
pages = {8190},
doi = {10.1016/00222852(90)90262O}
}

T.R. Huet; M. Godefroid & M. Herman.
The A ̃ electronic state of acetylene: Geometry and axisswitching effects.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 144,
Pages 3244,
1990.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The geometrical parameters concerning acetylene in the A ̃ state are derived: rCC = 1.375 A ̊, rCH = 1.097 A ̊, and HCH = 122.48°. New rovibrational parameters of acetylene in the A ̃ state are provided or predicted. Axisswitching intensities are discussed on the basis of an extended formulation using the tensor algebra. © 1990. 
BibTeX:
@article{HuetGodefroidHerman1990,
author = {Huet, T.R. and Godefroid, M. and Herman, M.},
title = {The A ̃ electronic state of acetylene: Geometry and axisswitching effects},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1990},
volume = {144},
pages = {3244},
doi = {10.1016/00222852(90)90306B}
}

I. Kleiner; M. Godefroid; M. Herman & A.R.W. McKellar.
The fundamental torsion band in acetaldehyde.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 142,
Pages 238253,
1990.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Highresolution spectroscopy and lowtemperature experimental conditions allowed us to carry out the rotational analysis of the ν15 fundamental band of acetaldehyde, observed around 150 cm1. Some 1000 lines of A and E types have been assigned to the main band and some 90 Atype lines have been identified in the first overtone of the torsion mode. A simultaneous fit, using the nonrigid internal axis method, of a very severely selected set of unblended FIR data from the fundamental band (214 lines with J ≤ 10 and K < 9), together with microwave data published in the literature, allowed us to obtain accurate molecular parameters describing describing internal and overall rotation in acetaldehyde. In particular, the Fourier coefficients V3 and V6 of the barrier for internal rotation as well as the rotationless origins of the ν15 fundamental band and its first overtone were determined with improved accuracy, compared to the data previously available in the literature. Some difficulties in treating vt = 1 microwave data led us to suspect problems in the theoretical model adopted or in the present vt = 1 microwave data set. Finally, a fit of selected unblended data from the first overtone of the torsion (29 Atype lines), together with the previously mentioned selected unblended data from the fundamental band, was carried out but resulted in a standard deviation somewhat higher than was obtained with the fundamental band alone. © 1990. 
BibTeX:
@article{KleinerGodefroidHermanEtAl1990,
author = {Kleiner, I. and Godefroid, M. and Herman, M. and McKellar, A.R.W.},
title = {The fundamental torsion band in acetaldehyde},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1990},
volume = {142},
pages = {238253},
doi = {10.1016/00222852(90)90181O}
}

S. Miller; J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Forbidden rotational and rovibrational transitions in H3+: First principles calculations.
Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy,
Volume 141,
Pages 104117,
1990.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Calculations of the linestrengths and transition frequencies of the forbidden pure rotational spectrum of H3+ in the vibrationally excited ν2 state are presented. These transitions occur in the farinfrared region, and their observation may be complicated by ν1  ν2 difference transitions. Examples of these are also given. Forbidden rovibrational transition frequencies and linestrengths have also been calculated in the frequency range 20003000 cm1. The bands (ν2 + ν1)  ν2 and (2ν2 (l = 0) + ν1)  2ν2 (l = 2) are found to be particularly strong. Possible phenomenological explanations for the observed line intensities are discussed. Two routes to obtaining the energy levels of the ν1 manifold of H3+ are suggested. © 1990. 
BibTeX:
@article{MillerTennysonSutcliffe1990,
author = {Miller, S. and Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Forbidden rotational and rovibrational transitions in H3+: First principles calculations},
journal = {Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy},
year = {1990},
volume = {141},
pages = {104117},
doi = {10.1016/00222852(90)90281T}
}

F. Zamkotsian; C. Artigue; J.L. Peyre; J.L. Lievin; M. Lambert; D. Bonnevie & J. Benoit.
ElectroOptic Polarisation Convertor on (110) InP.
Electronics Letters,
Volume 26,
Pages 15601561,
1990.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: An electrooptic polarisation converter with 1·1°/Vmm rotamtion efficiency grown on (110) oriented InP using a two step GSMBE and wet etching techniques is reported. This value is the largest reported so far for InP devices. © 1990, The Institution of Electrical Engineers. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{ZamkotsianArtiguePeyreEtAl1990,
author = {Zamkotsian, F. and Artigue, C. and Peyre, J.L. and Lievin, J.L. and Lambert, M. and Bonnevie, D. and Benoit, J.},
title = {ElectroOptic Polarisation Convertor on (110) InP},
journal = {Electronics Letters},
year = {1990},
volume = {26},
pages = {15601561},
doi = {10.1049/el:19901001}
}

P. Brosson; C. Labourie; L. Le Gouezigou; J.L. Lievin; J. Jacquet; F. Leblond; A. Olivier & D. Leclerc.
Experimental Determination of CarrierInduced Differential Loss in 2Section GaInAsP/InP LaserWaveguide.
Electronics Letters,
Volume 25,
Pages 16231624,
1989.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Measurements of threshold crrent density and external efficiency on broadarea laserwaveguide structure have led to the determination of the optical loss and differential loss dx/dN ≃ 1.12.3 × 1017cm2 at λ = 1.53µm in λg = 1.30µm GaInAsP layer. This measurement will be useful for the design of tunable lasers. © 1989, The Institution of Electrical Engineers. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{BrossonLabourieLeGouezigouEtAl1989,
author = {Brosson, P. and Labourie, C. and Le Gouezigou, L. and Lievin, J.L. and Jacquet, J. and Leblond, F. and Olivier, A. and Leclerc, D.},
title = {Experimental Determination of CarrierInduced Differential Loss in 2Section GaInAsP/InP LaserWaveguide},
journal = {Electronics Letters},
year = {1989},
volume = {25},
pages = {16231624},
doi = {10.1049/el:19891087}
}

S. Carter; P. Rosmus; N.C. Handy; S. Miller; J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Benchmark calculations of first principles rotational and rovibrational line strenghts.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 55,
Pages 7175,
1989.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Benchmark first principles calculations of the pure rotational and rovibrational transition frequencies and line strengths are presented, using two independent program suites. Both sets of calculations were performed using the same potential energy and dipole surfaces. Our example calculations use recently calculated surfaces for H2S which have been shown to give good agreement with experimental data. The results, which show perfect agreement for the energy levels, transition frequencies and line strengths, are used as an external check on the two program suites. It is suggested they could provide a standard with which other groups working in this field can compare their calculations. © 1989. 
BibTeX:
@article{CarterRosmusHandyEtAl1989,
author = {Carter, S. and Rosmus, P. and Handy, N.C. and Miller, S. and Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Benchmark calculations of first principles rotational and rovibrational line strenghts},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {1989},
volume = {55},
pages = {7175},
doi = {10.1016/00104655(89)900647}
}

M. Godefroid; J. Lievin & P.H. Heenen.
Laguerre meshes in atomic structure calculations.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 22,
Article number 006,
Pages 31193136,
1989.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: A new method to discretise the Schrodinger equations has been described recently and applied successfully to simple quantum mechanical and nuclear HartreeFock problems. The method is based on an accurate approximation of a variational calculation. The authors apply this approach in atomic structure calculations by discretising on Laguerre meshes the Schrodinger equation for hydrogen and the HartreeFock and configuration interaction equations of twoelectron systems. They investigate the accuracy of the method for the ground states and some of the excited states of H, He and H. They illustrate the striking simplicity of the Hamiltonian matrix elements arising from the Lagrange functions properties when using the Gauss quadrature integration formula and test its accuracy as a function of the number of points defining the mesh. They also test the quality of the Lagrange function basis set by checking sum rules and by calculating the secondorder energy of helium. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidLievinHeenen1989,
author = {Godefroid, M. and Lievin, J. and Heenen, P.H.},
title = {Laguerre meshes in atomic structure calculations},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1989},
volume = {22},
article number = {006},
pages = {31193136},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/22/20/006}
}

Y. Kabbadj & J. Lievin.
Ab initio study of the electronic structure of the PO2radical.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 40,
Pages 259269,
1989.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{KabbadjLievin1989,
author = {Kabbadj, Y. and Lievin, J.},
title = {Ab initio study of the electronic structure of the PO2radical},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1989},
volume = {40},
pages = {259269},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/40/3/002}
}

S. Miller; J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
First principles calculation of rotational and rovibrational line strengths spectra for H2D+and D2H+.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 66,
Pages 429456,
1989.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Theory is developed for the calculation of dipole transition line strengths and frequencies for rotational and rovibrational transitions from wavefunctions expressed in the generalized bodyfixed coordinates proposed by Sutcliffe and Tennyson (1986, Molec. Phys., 58, 1053). Computations using this theory produce calculated frequencies for the fundamental rovibrational transitions of H2D+and D2H+in very good agreement with experiment. These first principles calculations use the highly accurate ab initio electronic potential energy and dipole surface of Meyer, Botschwina and Burton, which has previously been shown by the authors to give rovibrational transition frequencies, rotational constants and vibrational fundamentals of spectroscopic accuracy. Three line reassignments are proposed on frequency considerations. Several transitions are proposed as candidates for observation on the grounds of computed relative intensities. Calculated pure rotational transitions in ground state for H2D+and D2H+ are in excellent agreement with limited data available, and the full rotational spectra of these molecules are predicted. © 1989 Taylor & Francis Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{MillerTennysonSutcliffe1989,
author = {Miller, S. and Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {First principles calculation of rotational and rovibrational line strengths spectra for H2D+and D2H+},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1989},
volume = {66},
pages = {429456},
doi = {10.1080/00268978900100211}
}

A. Perales; L. Goldstein; B. Fernier; C. Starck; J.L. Lievin; F. Poingt & J. Benoit.
Multiquantumwell lasers emitting at 1.55 μm grown by gsmbe.
Electronics Letters,
Volume 25,
Pages 13501352,
1989.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: GaInAs/GaInAsP multiquantumwell structures emitting at 1·55μm have been realised by gas source molecular beam epitaxy (GSMBE) over a large range of growth temperature. Threshold current densities as low as 0·81 kA/cm2 have been obtained. The first BH lasers fabricated by GSMBE from these heterostructures exhibit low threshold current (18 mA) and linear DC lightcurrent characteristics up to 20 mW. © 1989, The Institution of Electrical Engineers. All rights reserved. 
BibTeX:
@article{PeralesGoldsteinFernierEtAl1989,
author = {Perales, A. and Goldstein, L. and Fernier, B. and Starck, C. and Lievin, J.L. and Poingt, F. and Benoit, J.},
title = {Multiquantumwell lasers emitting at 1.55 μm grown by gsmbe},
journal = {Electronics Letters},
year = {1989},
volume = {25},
pages = {13501352},
doi = {10.1049/el:19890902}
}

N. Vaeck & J.E. Hansen.
Calculations for 1s23l3l' states in C2+, N 3+, O4+, Ne6+ and Xe50+.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,
Volume 22,
Article number 007,
Pages 31373153,
1989.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Calculations are presented of energy level values, radiative transition probabilities and autoionisation rates for terms belonging to the 1s 23l3l' configurations for several ions in the Be I isoelectronic sequence (C2+, N3+, O4+, Ne6+ and Xe50+). The results of a CI calculation including the configurations of the complex (and the 3d4f configuration) are compared with experimental results obtained in collisions of highly stripped ions with He, H2 and Ar and with the results of theoretical calculations. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckHansen1989,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Calculations for 1s23l3l' states in C2+, N 3+, O4+, Ne6+ and Xe50+},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
year = {1989},
volume = {22},
article number = {007},
pages = {31373153},
doi = {10.1088/09534075/22/20/007}
}

P. Botschwina; N.C. Handy; L. Halonen; J.F. Gaw; T.K. Ha; M. Lewerenz; M. Quack; N. Sheppard; J.L. Duncan; S. Brodersen; J.E. Baggott; D.W. Law; K.K. Lehmann; J.S. Hutchinson; M. Winnewisser; T.A. Holme; G.D. Carney; G. Duxbury; J. Tennyson; M.S. Child; A.V. Chambers; B.T. Sutcliffe; P. Jensen; R. Marquardt; D.A. Newnham; B.R. Henry; I.M. Mills; S.L. Coy; G.L. Caldow; A.M. Smith; R. Walsh; M.N.R. Ashfold; D.C. McKean; R.O. Watts; E. Carrasquillo; A.L. Utz; F.F. Crim; F. Temps; J. Santamaría; C. GetinoGonzalez; G.S. Ezra; J.P. Simons; A. GarcíaAyllón & R.D. Levine.
General discussion.
Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics,
Volume 84,
Pages 15551642,
1988.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{BotschwinaHandyHalonenEtAl1988,
author = {Botschwina, P. and Handy, N.C. and Halonen, L. and Gaw, J.F. and Ha, T.K. and Lewerenz, M. and Quack, M. and Sheppard, N. and Duncan, J.L. and Brodersen, S. and Baggott, J.E. and Law, D.W. and Lehmann, K.K. and Hutchinson, J.S. and Winnewisser, M. and Holme, T.A. and Carney, G.D. and Duxbury, G. and Tennyson, J. and Child, M.S. and Chambers, A.V. and Sutcliffe, B.T. and Jensen, P. and Marquardt, R. and Newnham, D.A. and Henry, B.R. and Mills, I.M. and Coy, S.L. and Caldow, G.L. and Smith, A.M. and Walsh, R. and Ashfold, M.N.R. and McKean, D.C. and Watts, R.O. and Carrasquillo, E. and Utz, A.L. and Crim, F.F. and Temps, F. and Santamaría, J. and GetinoGonzalez, C. and Ezra, G.S. and Simons, J.P. and GarcíaAyllón, A. and Levine, R.D.},
title = {General discussion},
journal = {Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics},
year = {1988},
volume = {84},
pages = {15551642},
doi = {10.1039/F29888401555}
}

A. Hibbert; C. Froese Fischer & M.R. Godefroid.
Nonorthogonal orbitals in MCHF or configuration interaction wave functions.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 51,
Pages 285293,
1988.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The method of calculating interaction matrix elements between multiconfigurational wave functions, given by Fano (1965) for orthogonal orbitals, is extended to allow the use of nonorthogonal orbitals. We allow up to two subshells in each configuration function which contain spectator (noninteracting) electrons described by orbitals which are not orthogonal to orbitals in the other configuration function of the matrix element. A discussion of the effects of less restrictive conditions is presented. © 1988. 
BibTeX:
@article{HibbertFroeseFischerGodefroid1988,
author = {Hibbert, A. and Froese Fischer, C. and Godefroid, M.R.},
title = {Nonorthogonal orbitals in MCHF or configuration interaction wave functions},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {1988},
volume = {51},
pages = {285293},
doi = {10.1016/00104655(88)901415}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe; S. Miller & J. Tennyson.
An effective computational approach to the calculation of the vibrationrotation spectra of triatomic molecules.
Computer Physics Communications,
Volume 51,
Pages 7382,
1988.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The results of some highly accurate nonempirical rovibrational calculations on H2D+ are reported including some for J = 30 which are the first calculations to describe such a highly rotationally excited state. These results are obtained using an improved version of our algorithm. The method used is a variational one and is well adapted to execution on supercomputers. The computational characteristics of the performance the method on the CRAY 1s and the CRAY XMP 48 are given. © 1988. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeMillerTennyson1988,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Miller, S. and Tennyson, J.},
title = {An effective computational approach to the calculation of the vibrationrotation spectra of triatomic molecules},
journal = {Computer Physics Communications},
year = {1988},
volume = {51},
pages = {7382},
doi = {10.1016/00104655(88)90063X}
}

J. Tennyson; S. Miller & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Beyond rovibrational separation.
Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics,
Volume 84,
Pages 12951303,
1988.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Results are presented for nuclear motion calculations on D3+, H2D+ and the van der Waals complex ArCO in rotationally excited states. These calculations are performed using a twostep variational procedure which allows large rovibrational interactions (Coriolis couplings) to be treated accurately. The difficulty of assigning states in systems such as H2D+ where the Coriolis interactions are large is illustrated and the limitations of effective Hamiltonians derived from perturbation theory discussed. 
BibTeX:
@article{TennysonMillerSutcliffe1988,
author = {Tennyson, J. and Miller, S. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Beyond rovibrational separation},
journal = {Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics},
year = {1988},
volume = {84},
pages = {12951303},
doi = {10.1039/F29888401295}
}

C. Urdaneta; A. LargoCabrerizo; J. Lievin; G.C. Lie & E. Clementi.
Gaussian functions in hylleraasCl calculations. I. Ground state energies for H2, HeH+, and H3 +.
The Journal of Chemical Physics,
Volume 88,
Pages 20912093,
1988.
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

BibTeX:
@article{UrdanetaLargoCabrerizoLievinEtAl1988,
author = {Urdaneta, C. and LargoCabrerizo, A. and Lievin, J. and Lie, G.C. and Clementi, E.},
title = {Gaussian functions in hylleraasCl calculations. I. Ground state energies for H2, HeH+, and H3 +},
journal = {The Journal of Chemical Physics},
year = {1988},
volume = {88},
pages = {20912093},
doi = {10.1063/1.454090}
}

N. Vaeck; M. Godefroid & J.E. Hansen.
Multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations for singlet terms in neutral strontium.
Physical Review A,
Volume 38,
Pages 28302845,
1988.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Multiconfiguration HartreeFock (MCHF) calculations are presented for singlet terms in neutral strontium (Sr i) belonging to (perturbed) sp, sd, and sf Rydberg series. We discuss briefly some particularly difficult MCHF calculations and the steps taken to overcome the difficulties. The ab initio wave functions are used to calculate radiative lifetimes as well as individual transition rates for electric dipole and quadrupole radiation. The calculated lifetimes are compared to recent experimental results. The observed trends are well reproduced by the calculations. We compare our wave functions with wave functions obtained from multichannel quantumdefect theory (MQDT) in either of two different ways. One is based on semiempirical fitting to the observed energy levels and the other on a recent ab initio Rmatrix calculation of MQDT parameters. We find good agreement with the wave functions obtained in the latter calculation, confirming earlier conjectures about the degree of reliability of semiempirical MQDT fits to perturbed Rydberg series [C. Froese Fischer and J. E. Hansen, Phys. Rev. A 24, 631 (1981)]. © 1988 The American Physical Society. 
BibTeX:
@article{VaeckGodefroidHansen1988,
author = {Vaeck, N. and Godefroid, M. and Hansen, J.E.},
title = {Multiconfiguration HartreeFock calculations for singlet terms in neutral strontium},
journal = {Physical Review A},
year = {1988},
volume = {38},
pages = {28302845},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.38.2830}
}

F. Alexandre; J.C. Harmand; J.L. Lievin; C. DubonChevallier; D. Ankri; C. Minot & J.F. Palmier.
A new GaAs/Ga1xAlxAs superlattice transistor grown by molecular beam epitaxy.
Journal of Crystal Growth,
Volume 81,
Pages 391395,
1987.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: We report the first operating heterojunction bipolar transistor with a base made of a GaAs/Ga1xAlxAs superlattice (superlattice bipolar transistor or SBT device). The MBE growth conditions of such structures are described and the importance of a careful Xray characterization of the superlattice parameters is pointed out. A drastic variation of the SBT current gain with only one superlattice parameter, the barrier width, is related to the competition between hopping and Bloch conduction perpendicular to interfaces. Future optoelectronic device possibilities are also commented upon. © 1987. 
BibTeX:
@article{AlexandreHarmandLievinEtAl1987,
author = {Alexandre, F. and Harmand, J.C. and Lievin, J.L. and DubonChevallier, C. and Ankri, D. and Minot, C. and Palmier, J.F.},
title = {A new GaAs/Ga1xAlxAs superlattice transistor grown by molecular beam epitaxy},
journal = {Journal of Crystal Growth},
year = {1987},
volume = {81},
pages = {391395},
doi = {10.1016/00220248(87)904222}
}

M. Godefroid; J. Lievin & J.Y. Metz.
Brillouin's theorem for complex atomic configurations.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics,
Volume 20,
Article number 004,
Pages 32833296,
1987.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: General mathematical expressions are derived for the weighting coefficients of the configuration state functions defining the singly excited function satisfying Brillouin's theorem for complex atomic configurations. The relations are illustrated for different cases and tested numerically by the cancellation of the Brillouin matrix elements using the HartreeFock solution for the reference function. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidLievinMetz1987,
author = {Godefroid, M. and Lievin, J. and Metz, J.Y.},
title = {Brillouin's theorem for complex atomic configurations},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics},
year = {1987},
volume = {20},
article number = {004},
pages = {32833296},
doi = {10.1088/00223700/20/14/004}
}

M. Godefroid; J. Lievin & J.Y. Metz.
Inversion of the fractional parentage matrix.
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General,
Volume 20,
Pages 16451653,
1987.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The Racah fractional parentage coefficients (1943) used in atomic structure calculations contribute to a part of an ordinary unitary matrix transformation. In the present paper the authors describe three different approaches for completing this matrix using (i) projection operator techniques, (ii) the factorisation lemma of Racah and (iii) the spinfree formalism already used in theoretical studies of nuclear structures. The authors hope to give a deeper insight into the fractional parentage expansion and to its inverse transformation. © 1987, IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{GodefroidLievinMetz1987a,
author = {Godefroid, M. and Lievin, J. and Metz, J.Y.},
title = {Inversion of the fractional parentage matrix},
journal = {Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General},
year = {1987},
volume = {20},
pages = {16451653},
doi = {10.1088/03054470/20/7/011}
}

I. Kleiner; M. Godefroid; M. Herman & A.R.W. Mc Kellar.
Infrared laser Stark spectrum of HNO3 at 6 μm.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics,
Volume 4,
Pages 11591164,
1987.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Intracavity laser Stark experiments were performed on the v2 fundamental band of nitric acid, HNO3, using a CO laser. Despite the high density of observed resonances in the spectra, it was possible to recognize and fit several transitions. Calculations were made using a theoretical approach describing the Stark effect in asymmetrictopped molecules in terms of tensorial elements. The main result of the analysis was the first reported determination of the a and b components of the electricdipole moment in the v2 = 1 vibrational level. © 1987, Optical Society of America. 
BibTeX:
@article{KleinerGodefroidHermanEtAl1987,
author = {Kleiner, I. and Godefroid, M. and Herman, M. and Mc Kellar, A.R.W.},
title = {Infrared laser Stark spectrum of HNO3 at 6 μm},
journal = {Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics},
year = {1987},
volume = {4},
pages = {11591164},
doi = {10.1364/JOSAB.4.001159}
}

J.L. Lievin & C.G. Fonstad.
Reflection highenergy electron diffraction intensity oscillation study of InGaAs and InAlAs on InP: Application to pseudomorphic heterostructures.
Applied Physics Letters,
Volume 51,
Pages 11731175,
1987.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: This letter reports the first reflection highenergy electron diffraction intensity oscillation study of strained, pseudomorphic In1xGa xAs and In1yAlyAs grown by molecular beam epitaxy on InP substrates. Straininduced effects are studied over a broad range (up to 3%) of positive and negative mismatch. During mismatched growth, an abnormal damping of the oscillation intensity is seen which leads to the identification of a threshold thickness above which monolayer by monolayer growth no longer occurs during uninterrupted growth. This thickness is about a factor of 5 smaller than recently calculated and measured values of the critical thickness at which dislocations appear. This observation is believed to have important implications for the growth of pseudomorphic devices. 
BibTeX:
@article{LievinFonstad1987,
author = {Lievin, J.L. and Fonstad, C.G.},
title = {Reflection highenergy electron diffraction intensity oscillation study of InGaAs and InAlAs on InP: Application to pseudomorphic heterostructures},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
year = {1987},
volume = {51},
pages = {11731175},
doi = {10.1063/1.98723}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & J. Tennyson.
Variational methods for the calculation of rovibrational energy levels of small molecules.
Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics,
Volume 83,
Pages 16631674,
1987.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: Variational rovibrational calculations performed on the molecules H2O and CH+2 are discussed with a view to pinpointing the best solution strategy for each system. While all the methods discussed appeared to be reliable for the lowlying levels of water, CH+2 has proved a more testing system. A recently proposed method for calculating highly rotationally excited states is applied to the J = 10 levels of CH+2. Comparison of these calculations with those of Carter and Handy suggests that at this level of rotational excitation it will be necessary to consider full rovibronic coupling effects in the characterisation of any spectra of this floppy system. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeTennyson1987,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Tennyson, J.},
title = {Variational methods for the calculation of rovibrational energy levels of small molecules},
journal = {Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics},
year = {1987},
volume = {83},
pages = {16631674},
doi = {10.1039/F29878301663}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe; J. Tennyson & S. Miller.
The use of supercomputers for the variational calculation of rovibrationally excited states of floppy molecules.
Theoretica Chimica Acta,
Volume 72,
Pages 265276,
1987.
[Abstract]
[BibTeX]
[DOI]

Abstract: The advent of supercomputers has led to great advances in electronic structure calculations and to the ab initio calculation of molecular spectra. Recent theoretical developments have allowed us to develop a twostep variational algorithm for the calculation of rotationally highly excited states of floppy molecules. This algorithm allows highly accurate nuclear motion calculations to be performed on lowlying rovibrational states and greatly extends the range of states that can practicably be considered. The algorithm has been adapted to run efficiently on the Cray supercomputers. Analysis of the timings suggest that construction of the secular matrix is highly vectorised and that the special structure of secular matrix can be used to give rapid diagonalisation. The limiting factor on these calculations is the available fast storage, but analysis suggests that this bottleneck could be removed by use of a Solid State Device (SSD). Sample results are given for calculations involving a range of rotational excitation. An adaptation of the algorithm to a loop of parallel processors is also suggested. © 1987 SpringerVerlag. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeTennysonMiller1987,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Tennyson, J. and Miller, S.},
title = {The use of supercomputers for the variational calculation of rovibrationally excited states of floppy molecules},
journal = {Theoretica Chimica Acta},
year = {1987},
volume = {72},
pages = {265276},
doi = {10.1007/BF00529031}
}

F. Alexandre; J.L. Lievin; M.H. Meynadier & C. Delalande.
GaAs/Ga1xAlxAs and Ga1xAlxAs/GaAs heterointerfaces grown by molecular beam epitaxy.
Surface Science,
Volume 168,
Pages 454461,
1986.
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Abstract: We report an investigation of two effects related to the low quality of MBE Ga1xAlxAs layers and of the Ga1xAlxAs/GaAxAs heteroiinterface (resulting from the growth of Ga1xAlxAs on top of GaAs), as compared to the GaAs/Ga1xAlxAs one. First, a surface roughness is observed for Ga1xAlxAs layers grown under specific conditions, and notnot for the AlAs and GaAs binary compounds. Second, the analysis of the extrinsic 4 K photoluminescence of the GaAs single quantum well suggests that impurities are trapped in the GaAs layer close to the Ga1xGaxAs/GaAs heterointerface. This effect is strongly reduced by growing before this interface thin prelayers, acting as impurity trapping centers. This improvement is found to be more efficient for GaAs than GaxAlxAs prelayers. The relation between these two mechanisms is discussed. © 1986. 
BibTeX:
@article{AlexandreLievinMeynadierEtAl1986,
author = {Alexandre, F. and Lievin, J.L. and Meynadier, M.H. and Delalande, C.},
title = {GaAs/Ga1xAlxAs and Ga1xAlxAs/GaAs heterointerfaces grown by molecular beam epitaxy},
journal = {Surface Science},
year = {1986},
volume = {168},
pages = {454461},
doi = {10.1016/00396028(86)908757}
}

C.F. Fischer & M. Godefroid.
Multiconfiguration HartreeFock plus BreitPauli results for some forbidden transitions.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics,
Volume 19,
Article number 004,
Pages 137148,
1986.
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Abstract: The multiconfiguration HartreeFock method, extended to include relativistic effects in the BreitPauli approximation (MCHF+BP), has been applied to the study of some forbidden transitions between levels of the 3s 23p3 configuration in the phosphorus sequence. Term energy separations, finestructure splittings, and E2 and M1 transition rates are reported for S II of interest in astrophysics and for several atomic systems with nuclear charge, Z, in the range 28<or=Z<or=42, where lines have been observed in laboratory plasmas. The results are compared with values derived from observation and with other theories. 
BibTeX:
@article{FischerGodefroid1986,
author = {Fischer, C.F. and Godefroid, M.},
title = {Multiconfiguration HartreeFock plus BreitPauli results for some forbidden transitions},
journal = {Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics},
year = {1986},
volume = {19},
article number = {004},
pages = {137148},
doi = {10.1088/00223700/19/2/004}
}

C. Henriet & G. Verhaegen.
Accurate calculation of the excited states of the molecule beh.
Physica Scripta,
Volume 33,
Pages 299309,
1986.
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Abstract: The five lowest states of both2∑+ and2π symmetries were calculated with a large STO basis set (24σ, 13π, 55δ, including Rydberg orbitals on Be and on H), over a wide range of interatomic distances. A twostep Cl procedure (singles, doubles and triples over the valence shell) involving each 2899 and 4122 CSF’s for2∑+ and2π states respectively was used throughout the work. The results include term energies (also of dissociation products), dissociation energies, spectroscopic constants and dipole moments. The agreement between calculated results and available experimental data indicates a precision of ~400cm1 in the energies ~ 0.005Å in the equilibrium internuclear distances and ~ 15 cm1 in the vibration frequencies. The states are analysed as a function of intemuclear distance by means of their natural orbitals, and semiquantitive information is obtained concerning the validity of the BomOppenheimer approximation for certain states at certain distances. Finally, experimental interpretations of observed anomalies are rationalized. © 1986 IOP Publishing Ltd. 
BibTeX:
@article{HenrietVerhaegen1986,
author = {Henriet, C. and Verhaegen, G.},
title = {Accurate calculation of the excited states of the molecule beh},
journal = {Physica Scripta},
year = {1986},
volume = {33},
pages = {299309},
doi = {10.1088/00318949/33/4/004}
}

J.L. Lievin; C. DubonChevallier; F. Alexandre; G. Leroux; J. Dangla & D. Ankri.
Ga0.72Al0.28As/Ga0.99Be0.01 As Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy.
IEEE Electron Device Letters,
Volume 7,
Pages 129131,
1986.
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Abstract: We report the first heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) with base doping level as high as 2 × 1020 cm−3. The device is grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) with growth conditions adjusted keep to perfect surface morphology and to aVoid dopant diffusion even at ultrahigh doping levels. Maximum dc current gain of 10 is observed, for a base thickness of 40 nm. This is a new step in the optimization of HBT's structures for highspeed logic and microwave applications. Copyright © 1986 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{LievinDubonChevallierAlexandreEtAl1986,
author = {Lievin, J.L. and DubonChevallier, C. and Alexandre, F. and Leroux, G. and Dangla, J. and Ankri, D.},
title = {Ga0.72Al0.28As/Ga0.99Be0.01 As Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy},
journal = {IEEE Electron Device Letters},
year = {1986},
volume = {7},
pages = {129131},
doi = {10.1109/EDL.1986.26317}
}

J.L. Lievin; C. DubonChevallier; G. Leroux; J. Dangla; F. Alexandre & D. Ankri.
Ga//0//. //7//2Al//0//. //2//8As/Ga//0//. //9//9 Be//0//. //0//1As HETEROJUNCTION BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS WITH ULTRA LOW BASE RESISTANCE GROWN BY MBE..
Institute of Physics Conference Series,
Pages 595600,
1986.
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Abstract: We report a heterojunction bipolar transistor with base doping level as high as 2 multiplied by 10**2**0cm** minus **3. The device is grown by molecular beam epitaxy. The growth conditions were investigated to keep perfect surface morphology and to avoid dopant diffusion phenomenon even at ultra high doping levels. Maximum dc current gain of 15 is observed, for a base thickness of 450 Angstrom. With an emitter base capacitance down to 1fF. mu m** minus **2 and a base sheet resistance below 150 OMEGA /, such HBT structure is now optimized for high speed logic and microwave applications. 
BibTeX:
@conference{LievinDubonChevallierLerouxEtAl1986,
author = {Lievin, J.L. and DubonChevallier, C. and Leroux, G. and Dangla, J. and Alexandre, F. and Ankri, D.},
title = {Ga//0//. //7//2Al//0//. //2//8As/Ga//0//. //9//9 Be//0//. //0//1As HETEROJUNCTION BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS WITH ULTRA LOW BASE RESISTANCE GROWN BY MBE.},
journal = {Institute of Physics Conference Series},
year = {1986},
pages = {595600}
}

J.F. Palmier; C. Minot; J.L. Lievin; F. Alexandre; J.C. Harmand; J. Dangla; C. DubonChevallier & D. Ankri.
Observation of Bloch conduction perpendicular to interfaces in a superlattice bipolar transistor.
Applied Physics Letters,
Volume 49,
Pages 12601262,
1986.
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Abstract: We report the first operating bipolar transistor built with an AlGaAs/GaAs superlattice base. High current gain is measured with a suitable design of the bipolar transistor structure. Experimental results are in good agreement with a Bloch to hopping transition which is very sensitive to the AlGaAs barrier thickness. This interpretation is supported by a detailed numerical simulation reproducing the static Ic(Vce,Ib) transistor transfer data. 
BibTeX:
@article{PalmierMinotLievinEtAl1986,
author = {Palmier, J.F. and Minot, C. and Lievin, J.L. and Alexandre, F. and Harmand, J.C. and Dangla, J. and DubonChevallier, C. and Ankri, D.},
title = {Observation of Bloch conduction perpendicular to interfaces in a superlattice bipolar transistor},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
year = {1986},
volume = {49},
pages = {12601262},
doi = {10.1063/1.97380}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & J. Tennyson.
A generalized approach to the calculation of rovibrational spectra of triatomic molecules.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 58,
Pages 10531066,
1986.
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Abstract: A generalization of the well known atomdiatom scattering hamiltonian to a coordinate system of two lengths and an angle is derived, another special case of which is a previously known bond anglebond length hamiltonian. Different axis embeddings are also considered. The formalism is applied to the rovibrational levels of D2H+, CH2+ and HDHe (A1A’) and the advantage of a judicious choice of coordinates demonstrated. The vibrational band origins for HDHe*, the first predictions for this system for which previous calculations had failed, are obtained using a new geometrically defined coordinate system. It is suggested that these coordinates might be used to represent isotopically substituted van der Waals complexes. © 1986 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeTennyson1986,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Tennyson, J.},
title = {A generalized approach to the calculation of rovibrational spectra of triatomic molecules},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1986},
volume = {58},
pages = {10531066},
doi = {10.1080/00268978600101801}
}

B.T. Sutcliffe & J. Tennyson.
The construction and fitting of molecular potential energy surfaces and their use in vibration‐rotation calculations.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry,
Volume 30,
Pages 507520,
1986.
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Abstract: The state‐of‐the‐art in non‐empirical calculations of potential energy surfaces for small molecules is discussed, as is the present position with respect to the analytic fitting of such surfaces. The results of some nonempirical vibration‐rotation calculations performed on such analytic surfaces are presented and compared with experimental results. An attempt is made to assess the extent to which present methods of electronic structure calculation and present analytic fitting methods are adequate to produce surfaces for the interpretation of high‐resolution spectral data. Copyright © 1986 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{SutcliffeTennyson1986a,
author = {Sutcliffe, B.T. and Tennyson, J.},
title = {The construction and fitting of molecular potential energy surfaces and their use in vibration‐rotation calculations},
journal = {International Journal of Quantum Chemistry},
year = {1986},
volume = {30},
pages = {507520},
doi = {10.1002/qua.560300744}
}

J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
Highly rotationally excited states of floppy molecules: H2D+ with j≤20.
Molecular Physics,
Volume 58,
Pages 10671085,
1986.
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Abstract: A partitioning of the generalized triatomic hamiltonian of the preceding paper is developed which allows the calculation of highlyexcited rotational states, without approximation, in a twostep variational procedure. Iterative diagonalization techniques are found to be particularly useful for the second variational step. The rotationallyexcited states of H2D+ are studied with J≤20, well into the region where the ground and excited state manifolds overlap. Comparison of results for two different ab initio potentials and convergence considerations suggest that pure rotational transition frequencies obtained from our results should be accurate to about 1 cm1 for J 15. © 1986 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 
BibTeX:
@article{TennysonSutcliffe1986,
author = {Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {Highly rotationally excited states of floppy molecules: H2D+ with j≤20},
journal = {Molecular Physics},
year = {1986},
volume = {58},
pages = {10671085},
doi = {10.1080/00268978600101811}
}

J. Tennyson & B.T. Sutcliffe.
The infrared spectrum of H3 + and its isotopomers. A challenge to theory and experiment.
Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics,
Volume 82,
Pages 11511162,
1986.
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Abstract: H3 + and its isotopomers are seen as a benchmark for the comparison of theory and experiment. The stages of an ab initio calculation (electronic structure, potential fitting and nuclear motion) are discussed and the sources of error highlighted by consideration of recent results. Fitting of the electronic structure data is seen to be an area needing more development. New results are presented for the lowlying rovibrational states of D3 +. While rovibrational properties can be calculated in the lowenergy region to within ca. 0.1% accuracy, the highenergy region is still largely unexplored. New developments in the calculation of excited rotational states (J ≤ 20) are outlined and the possibility of quantummechanical calculations of vibrational levels in the neardissociation region is discussed in the light of illustrative calculations. 
BibTeX:
@article{TennysonSutcliffe1986a,
author = {Tennyson, J. and Sutcliffe, B.T.},
title = {The infrared spectrum of H3 + and its isotopomers. A challenge to theory and experiment},
journal = {Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2: Molecular and Chemical Physics},
year = {1986},
volume = {82},
pages = {11511162},
doi = {10.1039/F29868201151}
}

H. Wang; C. Bacot; C. Gerard; J.L. Lievin; C. DubonChevallier; D. Ankri & A. Scavennec.
GaAs/GaAlAs Heterojunction Bipolar Phototransistor for Monolithic Photoreceiver Operating at 140 Mbit/s.
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques,
Volume 34,
Pages 13441348,
1986.
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Abstract: The development of optical transmission calls for sensitive and fast optoelectric transducers. With the advent of optical local area networks, hybrid transducers may no longer be appropriate, and monolithic emitters and receivers will be preferred. In this paper, we report on the first monolithic photoreceiver implemented with GaAsGaAIAs bipolar devices. One phototransistor and two transistors are integrated, together with four resistors on a 0.5x0.5mm2 GaAs chip. The transimpedance receiver has a bandwidth of 80 MHz. Signal and noise power measurements indicate that for a digital signal at 140 Mbit/s, the minimum detectable power is 1 μW (30 dBm). Copyright © 1986 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. 
BibTeX:
@article{WangBacotGerardEtAl1986,
author = {Wang, H. and Bacot, C. and Gerard, C. and Lievin, J.L. and DubonChevallier, C. and Ankri, D. and Scavennec, A.},
title = {GaAs/GaAlAs Heterojunction Bipolar Phototransistor for Monolithic Photoreceiver Operating at 140 Mbit/s},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
year = {1986},
volume = {34},
pages = {13441348},
doi = {10.1109/TMTT.1986.1133547}
}

H. Wang; C. Bacot; C. Gerard; J.L. Lievin; C. DubonChevallier; D. Ankri & A. Scavennec.
GaAs/GaAlAs HETEROJUNCTION BIPOLAR PHOTOTRANSISTOR FOR MONOLITHIC PHOTORECEIVER OPERATING AT 140 MBIT/S..
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques,
Volume MTT34,
1986.
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Abstract: The design, fabrication technology, and experimental results are presented for a monolithic photoreceiver integrating GaAsGaAlAs bipolar devices. One phototransistor and two transistors are integrated, together with four resistors, on a 0. 5 multiplied by 0. 5mm**2 GaAs chip. The transimpedance receiver has a bandwidth of 80 MHz. Signal and noise power measurements indicate that for a digital signal at 140 Mbit/s, the minimum detectable power is 1 mu W (30 dBM). 
BibTeX:
@article{WangBacotGerardEtAl1986a,
author = {Wang, H. and Bacot, C. and Gerard, C. and Lievin, J.L. and DubonChevallier, C. and Ankri, D. and Scavennec, A.},
title = {GaAs/GaAlAs HETEROJUNCTION BIPOLAR PHOTOTRANSISTOR FOR MONOLITHIC PHOTORECEIVER OPERATING AT 140 MBIT/S.},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
year = {1986},
volume = {MTT34}
}

J. Dangla; E. Caquot; C. Dubon; M. Campana; R. Azoulay; F. Alexandre; J. Lievin; J.F. Palmier & D. Ankri.
Modelling of d.c. characteristics of heterojunction bipolar transistor processed with MBE or MOCVD techniques.
Physica B+C,
Volume 129,
Pages 366370,
1985.
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Abstract: IV modelling of heterojunctions taking into account the heterointerface parameters is used to establish an analytical model of collector/emitter offset voltage in Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors. It is shown that careful design of Emitter Base (EB) and Collector Base (CB) interfaces can eliminate this problem. Comparisons with experimental results obtained with MBE and MOCVD grown transistors are presented. © 1985. 
BibTeX:
@article{DanglaCaquotDubonEtAl1985,
author = {Dangla, J. and Caquot, E. and Dubon, C. and Campana, M. and Azoulay, R. and Alexandre, F. and Lievin, J. and Palmier, J.F. and Ankri, D.},
title = {Modelling of d.c. characteristics of heterojunction bipolar transistor processed with MBE or MOCVD techniques},
journal = {Physica B+C},
year = {1985},
volume = {129},
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