Structures and Stabilities of H3+(H2)n Clusters (n=1-11)

von B. Diekmann, P. Borrmann, Eberhard R. Hilf
Journal: Preprint Series: 1994 Theoretical Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg; \url(
Geometries and energies for H3+(H2)n clusters (n = 0, ..., 11) have been calculated using standard "ab initio" methods. Up to clusters with n = 6, four different Pople basis sets (DZ, TZ, TZP) have been used in the calculations. For larger cluster sizes, the calculations have been carried out with one basis set (DZ) using the HF/CISD method. We discuss here only the nice counterplay of polarisation effects between the central H3+ ion and the adsorbed H2 molecules, which naturally governs both the geometric structure and the energy of the clusters.