Chemistry, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
The effects of solvents on electronic spectra can be treated efficiently by combining an accurate quantum mechanical (QM) method for the solute with an efficient and accurate method for the solvent molecules. One of the most sophisticated approaches for treating solvent effects is the effective fragment potential (EFP) method. The EFP method has been interfaced with several QM methods, including configuration interaction, time-dependent density functional theory, multiconfigurational methods, and equations-of-motion coupled cluster methods. These combined QM–EFP methods provide a range of efficient and accurate methods for studying the impact of solvents on electronic excited states. An energy decomposition analysis in terms of physically meaningful components is presented in order to analyze these solvent effects. Several factors that must be considered when one investigates solvent effects on electronic spectra are discussed, and several examples are presented.
American Chemical Society
DeFusco, Albert; Minezawa, Noriyuki; Slipchenko, Lyudmila V.; Zahariev, Federico; and Gordon, Mark S., "Modeling Solvent Effects on Electronic Excited States" (2011). Chemistry Publications. 551.