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Nano-science Computationnelle: Méthodes et Applications

English title Computational Nano-Science: Methods and Applications to systems containing d- and f-elements
Applicant Daul Claude A.
Number 117597
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Département de Chimie Université de Fribourg
Institution of higher education University of Fribourg - FR
Main discipline Inorganic Chemistry
Start/End 01.10.2007 - 30.09.2009
Approved amount 170'648.00
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Keywords (12)

Density Functional Theory; Photo-Magnetic Molecular Devices; Molecular Dynamics; Photophysical and photochemical properties; Electric and magnetic properties; molecules and solids; Electronic Structure Calculation; Nano-Sciences; d-elements; f-element; Molecular Properties; Numerical Methodes

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
Recently we presented a new model based on a multi-determinantal description of the multiplet fine structure of the whole ligand field manifold. The key feature of this approach is the explicit treatment of near degeneracy correlation using ad hoc Configuration Interaction within the ac-tive space of Kohn-Sham orbitals with dominant d- or f-character. The calculation of the CI-matrices is based on a symmetry decomposition and/or on a ligand field analysis of the ener-gies of all single determinants calculated according to Density Functional Theory for frozen KS-orbitals corresponding to the averaged configuration, eventually with fractional occupations, of the d- or f-orbitals. This procedure yields multiplet energies with an accuracy of a few hundred wave numbers and fine structure splitting accurate to less than a tenth of this amount. The calculation yields the energies of all single determinants within the whole LF-manifold is per-formed. These energies are then used to estimate all the Racah-, LF- and Spin-Orbit-parameters needed in a conventional LF-calculation. The results of this first-principle predicti-on are in good agreement with the experimental observations. The model has been validated for molecules with open d- and f-shells involving properties like e.g. Multiplet Structure and Fine Structure, Magnetic Exchange Coupling, Zeeman Splitting, Hyper-Fine Splitting, Zero Field Splitting, Shielding Constants, etc. …
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Number Title Start Funding scheme
126521 Computational Chemistry: Methods and Applications to Systems containing d- and f-elements 01.10.2009 Project funding (Div. I-III)
107908 Chimie Computationnelle: Méthodes et Applications 01.04.2005 Project funding (Div. I-III)