Two-photon absorption of hydrogen-bonded octupolar molecule clusters
2008 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, E-ISSN 1520-5207, Vol. 112, no 14, 4387-4392 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Charge-transfer octupolar molecules can form clusters in solution through intermolecular hydrogen bonds. In the present work we explore the role of such clustering on two-photon absorption (TPA) spectra assuming 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6- trinitrobenzene (TATB) as a model system. Using density functional quadratic response theory we examine different cluster structures of TATB dimers, trimers, and tetramers taken from snapshots of molecular dynamics simulations. In comparison with the TPA spectrum of a monomer, significant red shifts of charge-transfer states are predicted for all chosen clusters, which mainly is the result of the distortion of the structures induced by the aggregation. The TPA spectra for dimers and trimers show strong conformation dependence, whereas they turn out to be more stable for tetramers. Enhancements of TPA absorption have also been found for clusters containing less distorted molecules connected by hydrogen bonds.
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2008. Vol. 112, no 14, 4387-4392 p.
Absorption; Astrophysics; Binding sites; Density functional theory; Dimers; Dynamics; Hydrogen; Light absorption; Luminescence of organic solids; Molecular dynamics; Molecules; Monomers; Multiphoton processes; Oligomers; Optical materials; Photons; Quantum chemistry; American Chemical Society (ACS); Charge transfer state (CTS); charge transfers; cluster structures; Density-functional (DF); Distorted molecules; Distortion (deformation); form clusters; Intermolecular hydrogen bonds; model systems; Molecular dynamics simulations (MDS); molecule clusters; octupolar molecules; Quadratic response (QR); red shifting; Tetramers; TPA spectra; Trinitrobenzene; Two-photon absorption (TPA) spectra; Two-photon-absorption (TPA)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7957DOI: 10.1021/jp712118wISI: 000254659900033ScopusID: 2-s2.0-46449138465OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7957DiVA: diva2:13146
QC 20100823. Uppdaterad från accepted till published (20100823). Tidigare titel: Two-photon absorption of hydrogen bonded octupolar molecular clusters2008-02-052008-02-052010-08-23Bibliographically approved