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Non-adiabatic couplings and conversion dynamics between localized and charge transfer excitations from Many-Body Green's Functions Theory

by Gianluca Tirimbo, Björn Baumeier

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Bjoern Baumeier
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Date submitted: 2023-01-23 09:09
Submitted by: Baumeier, Bjoern
Submitted to: SciPost Chemistry Core
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Academic field: Chemistry
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Approaches: Theoretical, Computational


We investigate the determination of non-adiabatic couplings between localized excitations (LEs) and charge-transfer (CT) excitations based on many-body Green's functions theory in the GW approximation with the Bethe--Salpeter equation (GW-BSE). Using a small molecule dimer system, we first study the influence of different diabatization methods, as well as different model choices within GW-BSE, such as the self-energy models or different levels of self-consistency, and find that these choices affect the LE-CT couplings only minimally. We then consider a large-scale low-donor morphology formed from rubrene and fullerene and evaluate the LE-CT couplings based on coupled GW-BSE-molecular mechanics calculations. For these disordered systems of bulky molecules, we observe differences in the couplings based on the Edmiston--Ruedenberg compared to the more approximate Generalize Mulliken--Hush and Fragment Charge Difference diabatization formalisms. In a kinetic model for the conversion between LE and CT states, these differences affect the details of state populations in an intermediate timescale but not the final populations.

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Submission 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-19ggm on 23 January 2023

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