Highlights with ‘TDDFT’

A 120 atom tetrahedral silver cluster modeled with ADF

Professor Christine Aikens of Kansas State University and Professor George Schatz of Northwestern University and their co-workers have collaborated on a number of works exploring the electronic spectroscopy of metal nanoparticles with time dependent density...

Modeling the 32 Electron Rule for Heavy Element Compounds

Inorganic chemists are all familiar with the “18-electron rule” for transition metal complexes.   Logically, this leads to a 32-electron rule for inner transition complexes, in which the f orbitals must also play a role....

Lithium – Ammonia solution modeled at the molecular level

In a recent edition of Angewandte Chemie, Eva Zurek, now at the University at Buffalo, along with Peter P. Edwards at the University of Oxford and Roald Hoffmann at Cornell University published a detailed computational...

A coupled TDDFT – atomistic electrodynamics model to study excitations in adsorbate-nanoparticle systems

Morton and Jensen from Penn State have developed a frequency-dependent QM/MM method, the discrete interaction model/quantum mechanics (DIM/QM) model, with which optical properties of molecules adsorbed on surfaces of nanoparticles can be studied. The response...

Recent advances in Frozen-Density Embedding: State-Selective Excitations, Charge Transfer, Spin Densities

ADF developer Johannes Neugebauer and his co-workers have showcased new methodologies within the Frozen-Density Embedding (FDE) framework. With FDE, much larger systems can be studied than with traditional DFT. Furthermore, as densities can be localized...

Bonding in Dinuclear Metalloradicals

Metal-metal interactions in paramagnetic, multinuclear transition metal complexes are critical to the reactivity of metalloproteins, and understanding them is important in the development of functional metal-containing polymers. Particularly, the bonding and spectroscopic properties of the...

Characterization of an Atom-Precise Bimetallic Nanocluster

For the first time a bimetallic cluster with a noble metal and a first-row transition metal has been synthesized. The nanocluster was characterized by a joint experimental (ESI-MS) and theoretical (DFT) study. DFT calculations identified...