In this paper, we show that the standard second-order vibrational perturbation theory (VPT2) for Abelian groups can be used also for non-Abelian groups without employing specific equations for two- or threefold degenerate vibrations but rather handling in the proper way all the degeneracy issues and deriving the peculiar spectroscopic signatures of non-Abelian groups (e.g., l-doubling) by a posteriori transformations of the eigenfunctions. Comparison with the results of previous conventional implementations shows a perfect agreement for the vibrational energies of linear and symmetric tops, thus paving the route to the transparent extension of the equations already available for asymmetric tops to the energies of spherical tops and the infrared and Raman intensities of molecules belonging to non-Abelian symmetry groups. The whole procedure has been implemented in our general engine for vibro-rotational computations beyond the rigid rotor/harmonic oscillator model and has been validated on a number of test cases.

General Perturb-Then-Diagonalize Model for the Vibrational Frequencies and Intensities of Molecules Belonging to Abelian and Non-Abelian Symmetry Groups

Mendolicchio M.;Bloino J.;Barone V.
2021

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In this paper, we show that the standard second-order vibrational perturbation theory (VPT2) for Abelian groups can be used also for non-Abelian groups without employing specific equations for two- or threefold degenerate vibrations but rather handling in the proper way all the degeneracy issues and deriving the peculiar spectroscopic signatures of non-Abelian groups (e.g., l-doubling) by a posteriori transformations of the eigenfunctions. Comparison with the results of previous conventional implementations shows a perfect agreement for the vibrational energies of linear and symmetric tops, thus paving the route to the transparent extension of the equations already available for asymmetric tops to the energies of spherical tops and the infrared and Raman intensities of molecules belonging to non-Abelian symmetry groups. The whole procedure has been implemented in our general engine for vibro-rotational computations beyond the rigid rotor/harmonic oscillator model and has been validated on a number of test cases.
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