|Title||Imaging of the outer valence orbitals of CO by electron momentum spectroscopy - Comparison with high level MRSD-CI and DFT calculations|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||Fan, XW, Chen, XJ, Zhou, SJ, Zheng, Y, Brion, CE, Frey, R, Davidson, ER|
|Journal||CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS|
|Date Published||SEP 26|
A newly constructed energy dispersive multichannel electron momentum spectrometer has been used to image the electron density of the outer valence orbitals of CO with high precision. Binding energy spectra are obtained at a coincidence energy resolution of 1.2 eV fwhm. The measured electron density profiles in momentum space for the outer valence orbitals of CO are compared with cross sections calculated using SCF wavefunctions with basis sets of varying complexity up to near-Hartree-Fock limit in quality. The effects of correlation and electronic relaxation on the calculated momentum profiles are investigated using large MRSD-CI calculations of the full ion-neutral overlap distributions, as well as large basis set DFT calculations with local and non-local (gradient corrected) functionals. (C) 1997 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.