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Density functional calculation of K-shell spectra of small molecules

TitleDensity functional calculation of K-shell spectra of small molecules
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsChong, DP
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Date PublishedAug
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0368-2048
KeywordsACCURATE, CO, core-electron binding energies, DFT, diffuse STO functions, EDGE, ELECTRON BINDING-ENERGIES, EXCITATION, EXCITED-STATES, GAS-PHASE, inner-shell excitation spectra, intensities, NEON, OSCILLATOR-STRENGTHS, relative, Rydberg levels, Slater-type orbitals, SPECTROSCOPY, time-dependent DFT

Both Delta E-KS and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) methods, with approximations for the singlet-triplet splitting and for the relativistic corrections, were tested for the calculation of K-shell spectra of Ne, HF, H2O, NH3, CH4, and CO. Results from several exchange-correlation functionals as well as diffuse basis sets were compared with available experimental data. Excellent core excitation and core-electron ionization energies for Ne, HF, H2O, NH3, CH4, and CO can be obtained from Delta E with Perdew-Wang 1986 exchange and Perdew-Wang 1991 correlation functionals; and reasonable intensities for singlet excitations, from TD-DFT with exchange-correlation potential known as statistical average of orbital potentials. The dependence of the quality of Delta E on basis set is as expected: excitations to higher Rydberg levels requiring more diffuse functions. However, the oscillator strength seems to be more sensitive to the quality of the basis set. Suggestions are made for extending the procedure to larger systems. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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