Highlights with ‘ADF’

Workshop Series: Using the Amsterdam Modeling Suite in HPC Systems, 16-29 March

The organization SURF is hosting a training course comprising four different afternoon sessions on March 16, 21, 23, and 29. After an overview of the Amsterdam Modeling Suite, its basic usage will be demonstrated in...

Hands-on workshop virtual winter school on computational chemistry, 24 February

Fedor, Ole, and Thomas will give a 3-hours online workshop for the virtual winter school on 24 February, 2-5pm CET. Please register to participate and receive a demo license to follow along. In the 2020...

Fast and accurate ionization potentials and electron affinities with qsGW

In various areas of chemistry and material science, ranging from the design of photovoltaic devices to the understanding of photodamaged DNA, the precise calculation of electron attachment and removal energies using the GW method is...

Automated redox potentials assessment of dyes for photelectrochemical cells

Dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells (DS-PEC) are promising systems for sustainable fuel production. A great advantage for their design is the modularity of these systems. In particular, it is of interest to tune the dye’s optical and...

Fast Intrinsic Emission Quenching in Cs4PbBr6 Nanocrystals

Cs4PbBr6  belongs to the family of 0D metal halides, with separated and isolated [PbBr6]4- octahedra. These systems, in both nanocrystal and bulk forms, have been reported as being either non-emissive or green-emissive at room temperature...

Optical and photoluminescence properties of gold and silver nanoclusters

Silver and gold nanoclusters (NCs) have proven to be efficient and stable, with optical and emissive properties that can be tuned by changing the cluster’s geometric and electronic parameters. Due to the dependence of size,...

Low-order scaling and accurate GW calculations with ADF

The GW method has become an increasingly popular method to calculate charged excitations in molecules. However, achieving consensus between different GW codes is challenging since GW calculations are very sensitive with respect to many technical...

Transformable Polyoxometalates, Sustainable Nanoelectronics

Molecular metal oxides, or more notably polyoxometalates (POMs) are being researched for over a century. Their structure benefits from very high stability, whose inherent connectivity relies predominantly on metal-oxygen bonds. Theoretical insights into the bonding...

Aqueous speciation of polyoxometalates

Polyoxometalates self-assembly in aqueous solution is still a subject under study. This is due to the high complexity that involves describing all the chemical equilibria. Experimental techniques investigated this matter with great successes yet more...

New organic electrolytes for aqueous redox flow batteries by molecular design

In a recent Science paper, PNNL researchers show that by judiciously designing fluorenone derivatives, the reoxidation of the reduced fluorenol can be achieved reversibly in an aqueous redox flow battery. The combined experimental and computational...