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Title: Momentum space analysis of the electronic structure of biphenyl
Authors: MORINI, Filippo
SHOJAEIKOHNEHSHAHRI, Reza
DELEUZE, Michael
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS, 47 (22), (ART N° 225102)
Abstract: The results of a yet to come experimental study of the electronic structure of biphenyl employing electron momentum spectroscopy (EMS) have been theoretically predicted, taking into account complications such as structural mobility in the electronic ground state, electronic correlation and relaxation, and a dispersion of the inner-valence ionization intensity to electronically excited (shake-up) configurations in the cation. The main purpose of this work is to explore the current limits of EMS in unraveling details of the molecular structure, namely the torsional characteristics of large and floppy aromatic molecules. At the benchmark ADC(3)/cc-pVDZ level of theory, the influence of the twist angle between the two phenyl rings is found to be extremely limited, except for individual orbital momentum profiles corresponding to ionization lines at electron binding energies ranging from 15 to 18 eV. When taking band overlap effects into account, this influence is deceptively far too limited to allow for any experimental determination of the torsional characteristics of biphenyl by means of EMS.
Notes: Morini, F (reprint author),Hasselt Univ, Ctr Mol & Mat Modelling, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. filippo.morini@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/17830
DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/47/22/225102
ISI #: 000344499200004
ISSN: 0953-4075
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2015
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