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Re^2: Can we find LUMO to HOMO transitions using Firefly-8.0.1?

Siddheshwar Chopra

Dear Thomas,
Yes I am referring to the fluorescence emission. I have as you suggested optimized the system for ground state.. Then I ran for TDDFT using the following commands(some omitted):

$STATPT opttol=10E-7 NSTEP=100 Method=GDIIS $END
$SCF fdiff= .f. diis=.t. $END  
$DFT HFX(1)=0.15 LMAX=41 NRAD=99 $end

And I copied the ground state coordinates to a TDDFT i/p file. Are the above commands correct?? But how do I ensure that the first excited state is optimized? How to check for that? But doesn't this run give me absorption spectra?? I could find only excitation energies vs osc. strengths.
Please help.


On Wed Mar 26 '14 11:45am, Thomas Pijper wrote
>Dear Siddheshwar,

>Are you referring to emission as in fluorescence emission? Fluorescence emission bands can be calculated with relative easy with Firefly 8.1.0. The steps are as follows:

>1. Optimize the ground state geometry of your system.
>2. Use TDDFT to optimize the geometry of the first excited state, which effectively allows the ground state geometry to relax after excitation. The energy difference between the S0 and S1 states of the relaxed geometry corresponds to your emission band. Note that, as with UV/vis spectra calculated by TDDFT, this will give a single energy value whereas an experimentally observed spectral band will always have a certain width.

>As far as I know, it is currently not possible to include the effects of solvation in the calculation.
>Kind regards,
>On Wed Mar 26 '14 10:42am, Siddheshwar Chopra wrote
>>Dear Sir,
>>I read a paper which used Firefly and discussed about TDDFT calculations. There was a mention of LUMO to HOMO transitions in the same work. It said "by  combining  both  the  experimental  data  and  the  calculation
>>results  with  the  Franck-Condon  principle,  the  simplified  mechanism  for downward vertical transition can be predicted as" ...... And it was termed as Emission band.
>>Sir, is it possible to study emission spectra using Firefly? If yes how can we go about it?


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