Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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DS: Fachverband Dünne Schichten

DS 6: Frontiers of Electronic-Structure Theory: Focus on the Interface Challenge II (joint session O/CPP/DS/TT)

DS 6.1: Vortrag

Montag, 1. April 2019, 15:00–15:15, H9

Influence of structural deformations on the applicability of the Tamm-Dancoff approximation for organic molecules — •Tobias Lettmann and Michael Rohlfing — Institut für Festkörpertheorie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 48149 Münster, Germany

When calculating excited state properties of electronic systems within the many-body perturbation theory (MBPT), the Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE) needs to be solved. This is often done within the Tamm-Dancoff approximation (TDA), neglecting the coupling of resonant and anti-resonant excitations.

It is generally accepted that the TDA is justified for large, extended systems e.g. bulk crystals. However it has been shown that the TDA may no longer hold for small organic molecules [1]. In this talk we discuss the applicability of the TDA for molecules of different sizes and show the transition between the two regimes. We then discuss how the applicability is influenced by deformations of the molecules, in particular by the related conjugation length of the π-system.

[1] B. Baumeier et al., J. Chem. Theory Comput. 8, 997 (2012)

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