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DFT calculation of core-electron binding energies

TitleDFT calculation of core-electron binding energies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsTakahata, Y, Chong, DP
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Volume133
Pagination69-76
Date PublishedNov
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0368-2048
KeywordsADF, BASIS-SETS, CEBE, CHEMICAL-SHIFTS, CONJUGATED, core-electron binding energy, CORRECT ASYMPTOTIC-BEHAVIOR, DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL CALCULATION, DFF, ESCA, EXCHANGE-ENERGY, GENERALIZED GRADIENT APPROXIMATION, MOLECULAR CALCULATIONS, MOLECULES, PHOTOELECTRON-SPECTROSCOPY, X-RAY-EMISSION, XPS
Abstract

A total of 59 core-electron binding energies (CEBEs) were studied with the Amsterdam Density Functional Program (ADF) program and compared with the observed values. The results indicate that a polarized triple-zeta basis set of Slater-type orbitals is adequate for routine assessment of the performance of each method of computation. With such a basis set, seven density functionals were tested. In addition, the performance of 21 energy density functionals were computed from the density calculated with the statistical average of orbital potentials (SAOP). Among all the choices tested, the best density functional for core-electron binding energies of C to F turns out to be the combination of Perdew-Wang (1986) functional for exchange and the Perdew-Wang (1991) functional for correlation, confirming earlier studies based on contracted Gaussian-type orbitals. For this best functional, five Slater-type orbital basis sets were examined, ranging from polarized double-zeta quality to the largest set available in the ADF package. For the best functional with the best basis set, the average absolute deviation (AAD) of the calculated value from experiment is only 0.16 eV (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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