Pople's Gaussian-3 Model Chemistry Applied to an Investigation of (H2O)8 Water Clusters
Day, M. B.; Kirschner, K. N.; Shields, G. C. Pople-s Gaussian-3 Model Chemistry Applied to an Investigation of (H2O)8 Water Clusters. Int. J. Quantum Chem. 2005, 102 (5), 565-572.
The Gaussian-3 method developed by Pople and coworkers has been used to calculate the free energy of neutral octamer clusters of water, (H2O)(8). The most energetically stable structures are in excellent agreement with those determined from experiment and those predicted from previous high-level calculations. Cubic structures are favored over noncubic structures over all temperature ranges studied. The D-2d cubic structure is the lowest free energy structure and dominates the potential energy and free energy hypersurfaces from 0 K to 298 K.
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