Ab initio calculation of the 66 low lying electronic states of HeH$^+$: adiabatic and diabatic representations

Loreau, J.
Lievin, J.
Palmeri, P.
Quinet, P.
Vaeck, N.
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We present an ab initio study of the HeH$^+$ molecule. Using the quantum chemistry package MOLPRO and a large adapted basis set, we have calculated the adiabatic potential energy curves of the first 20 $^1 \Sigma^+$, 19 $^3\Sigma^+$, 12 $^1\Pi$, 9 $^3\Pi$, 4 $^1\Delta$ and 2 $^3\Delta$ electronic states of the ion in CASSCF and CI approaches. The results are compared with previous works. The radial and rotational non-adiabatic coupling matrix elements as well as the dipole moments are also calculated. The asymptotic behaviour of the potential energy curves and of the various couplings between the states is also studied. Using the radial couplings, the diabatic representation is defined and we present an example of our diabatization procedure on the $^1\Sigma^+$ states.
Comment: v2. Minor text changes. 28 pages, 18 figures. accepted in J. Phys. B
Physics - Atomic Physics, Physics - Chemical Physics