A new molecular species, MgAs, is investigated theoretically for the first time at the CASSCF/MRCI level using quintuple-zeta quality basis sets. Potential energy curves for the lowest-lying electronic states are presented as well as the associated spectroscopic constants. Dipole and transition moment functions for selected states complement this characterization. Estimates of transition probabilities and radiative lifetimes for the most important transitions are also reported. The effect of spin-orbit interactions is clearly reflected on the potential energy curves. Comparisons with BeAs, BeN, and BeP are made where pertinent. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
De Lima Batista, A. P., & Ornellas, F. R. (2012). A theoretical contribution characterizing a potentially new molecular species: MgAs. Chemical Physics Letters, 523, 43–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2011.12.021