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Package for calculating space-reduced bond-order grids for diatomics

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SRBOgrid - Space-Reduced Bond Order Grid

This module calculates the Space-Reduced Bond Order grids for optimal configuration space sampling of the potenial energy curves for diatomics.

The code is based on the work described in: Rampino, S. (2016). Configuration-Space Sampling in Potential Energy Surface Fitting: A Space-Reduced Bond-Order Grid Approach. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120(27), 4683–4692. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b10018

Getting Started

These instructions will give you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on deploying the project on a live system.


Best way to install srbogrid is with pip:

pip install srbogrid


from srbogrid.srbo import SRBO

The most straightforward way to compute the grid is to provide the parameters

  • Re : eqilibrium bond distance in atomic units [bohr]
  • De : dissociation energy in atomic units [hartree]
  • ke : force constant in atomic units [hartree / bohr^2]

Hydrogen molecule

For hydrogen molecule we can compute a SRBO grid with the following values:

h2 = SRBO(Re=1.4034, De=0.1727, ke=0.3707)
array([0.63152744, 0.7632642 , 0.90460173, 1.05705019, 1.2225067 ,
       1.4034    , 1.60290972, 1.82531189, 2.07654928, 2.36522877,
       2.70449828, 3.1159375 , 3.63878276, 4.35671283, 5.50882366,
       8.7400997 ])

By default the grid will contain:

  • 5 points on the repulsive part of the potential energy curve (left from Re)
  • 10 points on the attractive part of the potential energy curve (right from Re)
  • Re point itself

You can get more information by printing the summary:


System info:
	Re        :   1.403400
	De        :   0.172700
	ke        :   0.370700
	alpha     :   1.035977

	rmin      :   0.631527
	rmax      :   8.740100
	Vfact     :   1.500000
	Vthrs     :   0.001000

	Beta      :   0.515422

	nrep      :          5
	natt      :         10
	npoints   :         16
	f         :   2.000000

Grid points:
[0.63152744 0.7632642  0.90460173 1.05705019 1.2225067  1.4034
 1.60290972 1.82531189 2.07654928 2.36522877 2.70449828 3.1159375
 3.63878276 4.35671283 5.50882366 8.7400997 ]

You can visualize the grid on a model Morse potential with:



More examples

A short tutorial is available here as a jupyter notebook.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details.

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