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Relaxation pathways of the OD stretch fundamental of HOD in liquid H<inf>2</inf>O

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Journal of Chemical Physics
  • Volumen: 145
  • Número: 24
  • Fecha: 28 December 2016
  • ISSN: 00219606
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4972128
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: American Institute of Physics Inc.subs@aip.org
© 2016 Author(s).The molecular dynamics with quantum transitions method is used to study the vibrational relaxation of the OD stretching mode of HOD dissolved in liquid H2O water at 303 K. All the vibrational modes of the solute and solvent molecules that participate in the relaxation process are described by quantum mechanics, while the rotational and translational degrees of freedom are treated classically. A modification of the water intramolecular SPC/E (Simple Point Charge/Extended) force field providing vibrational frequencies in solution closer to the experimental values is proposed to analyze the influence of the vibrational energy gaps on the relaxation channels. The relaxation times obtained are in satisfactory agreement with experimental values. The energy transfer during the relaxation process alters significantly the H-bond network around the HOD molecule. The analysis of the vibrational transitions during the relaxation process reveals a complex mechanism which involves the participation of both intra- and intermolecular channels and provides a compromise for the different interpretations of the experimental data reported for this system in recent years.

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