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Title: The fate of optical excitations in small polyhedral ZnS clusters: a theoretical study of the excitation and localization of electrons in Zn4S4 and Zn6S6
Author: Zwijnenburg, M.A.
Sousa Romero, Carmen
Illas i Riera, Francesc
Bromley, Stefan Thomas
Keywords: Teoria del funcional de densitat
Zinc
Nanoestructures
Density functionals
Zinc
Nanostructures
Issue Date: 11-Feb-2011
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Abstract: We explore the excited state energy landscape of small polyhedral zinc sulfide clusters (Zn4S4 and Zn6S6) using time-dependent density functional theory and correlated wave function based meth- ods. We predict the optical absorption and photoluminescence spectra of the polyhedral clusters and demonstrate that, upon relaxation of the excited state, these nanostructures break symmetry and an electron and a hole localize on a small number of Zn (electron) and S (hole) centers. We further test several exchange-correlation potentials for their ability to recover the correlated wave function description of the excited state. Finally, we discuss how the degeneracy of excited states in nanostruc- tures, such as those considered here, results in a Jahn-Teller distortion of the excited state geometry, and how numerical problems arising from this can be circumvented by starting the optimization of excited states from structures distorted along the ground state vibrational normal modes.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3536501
It is part of: Journal of Chemical Physics, 2011, vol. 134, num. 6, p. 064511-1-064511-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/150706
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3536501
ISSN: 0021-9606
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