A dressed TDDFT treatment of the 21Ag states of butadiene and hexatriene

Robert J. Cave, Fan Zhang, Neepa T. Maitra, Kieron Burke

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The nature and energetics of the low-lying singlet states of polyenes have presented significant challenges for electronic structure methods. This is particularly true for conventional implementations of time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT), which, because of their use of the adiabatic approximation, have difficulty in describing states of 'doubly-excited character'. We show that use of our recently developed 'Dressed TDDFT' approach provides a compact and accurate method for treating these doubly excited states, by use of a frequency-dependent exchange-correlation kernel. We present results for the vertical absorption energy for the 21Ag states of butadiene and hexatriene, and the vertical fluorescence and 0-0 transitions for the 21Ag state of butadiene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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