We present here a short and subjective review of methods for calculating charge transfer couplings. Although we mostly focus on Density Functional Theory, we discuss a small subset of semiempirical methods as well as the adiabatic-todiabatic transformation methods typically coupled with wavefunction-based electronic structure calculations. In this work, we will present the reader with a critical assessment of the regimes that can be modelled by the various methods-their strengths and weaknesses. In order to give a feeling about the practical aspects of the calculations, we also provide the reader with a practical protocol for running coupling calculations with the recently developed FDE-ET method.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)