High-level Ab initio electronic structure calculations of water clusters (H2O)16 and (H2O)17: A new global minimum for (H2O)16

Soohaeng Yoo, Edoardo Aprà, Xiao Cheng Zeng, Sotiris S. Xantheas

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Abstract

The lowest-energy structures of water clusters (H2O) 16 and (H2O)17 were revisited at the MP2 and CCSD(T) levels of theory. A new global minimum structure for (H 2O)16 was found at both the MP2 and CCSD(T) levels of theory, and the effect of zero-point energy corrections on the relative stability of the low-lying minimum energy structures was assessed. For (H 2O)17, the CCSD(T) calculations confirm the previously found at the MP2 level of theory "interior" arrangement (fully coordinated water molecule inside a spherical cluster) as the global minimum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3122-3127
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Volume1
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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