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Density functional computations for inner-shell excitation spectroscopy

TitleDensity functional computations for inner-shell excitation spectroscopy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHu, CH, Chong, DP
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume262
Pagination729-732
Date PublishedNov
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0009-2614
KeywordsAPPROXIMATION, ATOMS, CORE, ELECTRON BINDING-ENERGIES, GAS, MODEL, MOLECULES, SPECTRA, VALENCE-SHELL
Abstract

The 1s –> pi* inner-shell excitation spectra of seven molecules have been studied using density functional theory along with the unrestricted generalized transition state (uGTS) approach. The exchange-correlation potential is based on a combined functional of Becke’s exchange (B88) and Perdew’s correlation (P86). A scaling procedure based on Clementi and Raimondi’s rules for atomic screening is applied to the cc-pVTZ basis set of atoms where a partial core-hole is created in the uGTS calculations. The average absolute deviation between our predicted 1s –> pi* excitation energies and experimental values is only 0.16 eV. Singlet-tripler splittings of C 1s –> pi* transitions of CO, C2H2, C2H4, and C6H6 also agree with experimental observations. The average absolute deviation of our predicted core-electron binding energies and term values is 0.23 and 0.29 eV, respectively.

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