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dc.creatorXu, Li-Hongen_US
dc.creatorLees, Ronald M.en_US
dc.creatorHougen, Jon T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-09T19:35:29Z
dc.date.available2012-07-09T19:35:29Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier2012-WF-10en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/52490
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: Centre for Laser, Atomic and Molecular Sciences (CLAMS) Physics Department University of New Brunswick, 100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John, NB, Canada E2L 4L5; Sensor Sciences Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8441en_US
dc.description.abstractStemming from the observation of inverted $A/E$ splittings for the $\nu_{2}$ and $\nu_{9}$ asymmetric CH-stretching modes in methanol, there has been much theoretical interest in attempting to explain the nature of the inversion. We have recently examined the ab initio normal-mode vibrational displacement vectors along the internal rotation path for the three C-H stretching vibrations in methanol, both in the symmetrized and non-symmetrized PAM coordinates. Graphical representations of the Cartesian atomic normal mode displacement vectors $d_{i}(\gamma)$ determined by the Gaussian suite of programs for the three CH stretching motions, $\nu_{2}(A_{1}), \nu_{3}(A_{1})$ and $\nu_{9}(A_{2})$, along the steepest-descent internal rotation path $\gamma$ in methanol (CH$_3$OH) will be presented and discussed, where $A_{1}$ and $A_{2}$ are notations in permutation-inversion group $G_{6}$. These modes are interesting because the symmetry environment of each C-H bond changes significantly during the internal rotation, i.e., each of the methyl bonds takes turns passing (twice for a complete torsional revolution) through the plane of symmetry of the COH frame of the molecule. We present some simple theoretical models which can be used to help understand these displacement vectors. Although this is work in progress, some explanation is already possible for the rather irregular (avoided-crossing-like) behavior of these displacement vectors.en_US
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dc.publisherOhio State Universityen_US
dc.titleANALYSIS OF AB INITIO NORMAL-MODE DISPLACEMENT VECTORS ALONG THE INTERNAL ROTATION PATH FOR THE THREE C-H STRETCHING VIBRATIONS IN METHANOLen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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