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Density functional theory calculation of 2p spectra of SiH4, PH3, H2S, HCl, and Ar

TitleDensity functional theory calculation of 2p spectra of SiH4, PH3, H2S, HCl, and Ar
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsChong, DP, Segala, M, Takahata, Y, Baerends, EJ
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Volume108
Pagination1358-1368
Date PublishedJul
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0020-7608
Keywords2p spectra, ACCURATE, CORE, DFT, ELECTRON BINDING-ENERGIES, EXCHANGE-CORRELATION POTENTIALS, EXCITATION-ENERGIES, excitations, EXCITED-STATES, GAS, INNER, ionizations, MOLECULES, PHOTOELECTRON-SPECTRA, X-ray absorption spectra, X-ray emission spectra
Abstract

The method developed recently for prediction of Is electron spectra is now extended to the 2p spectra of SiH4, PH3, H2S, HCl, and Ar. The method for X-ray absorption spectra involves the use of Delta E for the excitation and ionization energies, and application of time-dependent density functional theory using the exchange-correlation potential known as statistical average of orbital potentials for the intensities. Additional assumptions and approximations are also made. The best exchange-correlation functional E-xc for the earlier calculation of Delta E in Is spectra of C to Ne (namely Perdew-Wang 1986 exchange, combined with Perdew-Wang 1991 correlation) is no longer used in this work on 2p spectra of Si to Ar. Instead, recently tested Exc good for 2p core-electron binding energies (known as OPTX) for exchange and LYP for correlation, plus scalar zeroth-order regular approximation is adopted here for the Delta E calculations. Our calculated X-ray absorption spectra are generally in good agreement with experiment. Although the predictions for the higher excitations suffer from basis set difficulties, our procedure should be helpful in the interpretation of absorption spectra of 2p electrons of Si to Ar. In addition, we report calculated results for other kinds of electron spectra for SiH4, PH3, H2S, HCl, and Ar, including valence electron ionizations and excitations as well as X-ray emission. (C) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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