A. Brown, B.J. Braams, K. Christoffel, Z. Jin, and J.M. Bowman*
J. Chem. Phys. 119, 8790-8793.
Publication year: 2003

We report a potential energy surface and calculations of power spectra for CH5+. The potential surface is obtained by precise fitting of MP2/cc-pVTZ electronic energies and gradients, which are obtained in classical direct-dynamics calculations. The power spectra are obtained using standard microcanonical classical and novel quasiclassical calculations of the velocity autocorrelation function, from which the power spectrum is obtained in the usual way. Both calculations agree qualitatively that the overall spectrum is quite complex; however, the latter calculations indicate that some spectral features may be assignable.