Calculation of the deuterium electric field gradient in DF

Hae Won Kim, Hendrik F. Hameka, Daniel Zeroka

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We report theoretical results of the electric field gradient at the position of the deuterium nucleus in the DF molecule. The purpose of the calculation is the evaluation of a correction term to the expectation value of the electric field gradient with respect to a linear combination of atomic orbitals-molecular orbital self-consistent field (LCAO-MO SCF) function proposed by Ransil. Our method is based on a variation-perturbation method that was proposed previously. The expectation value of qD0 (el) is qD=-2.8964, the corrected value is qD (el)=-2.9056, and the experimental value is qD (exp)=-2.9241 (all values are expressed in terms of atomic units). The difference between our theoretical value and the experimental result is 0.6%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5639-5644
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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