Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 613–618 | Cite as

Potential Energy Surface of SF6

  • I. S. ChizhmakovaEmail author
  • A. V. NikitinEmail author


For the first time, a 15-dimensional analytical form was obtained and the potential energy of the SF6 molecule in the ground electronic state was found. An optimal grid of geometries was constructed, which, taking into account the full symmetry of the molecule, unambiguously determines the potential energy surface of the sixth order. Using the MP2 method with the cc-pVTZ base set, the potential energy surface of the fourth order was calculated.


potential energy surface SF6 octahedral group 



The work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (grant no. 17-17-01170).


The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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