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Disentanglement of triplet and singlet states of azobenzene: direct EELS detection and QMC modeling

  • Dubecký, M. Institute of Physics, Center for Computational Materials Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Derian, R. Institute of Physics, Center for Computational Materials Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Horváthová, L. Institute of Physics, Center for Computational Materials Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Allan, Michael Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Štich, I. Institute of Physics, Center for Computational Materials Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
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    17.10.2011
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  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. - 2011, vol. 13, p. 20939-20945
English Singlet and triplet excited states of trans-azobenzene have been measured in the gas phase by electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). In order to interpret the strongly overlapping singlet and triplet bands in the spectra a set of large-scale correlated quantum Monte-Carlo (QMC) simulations was performed. The EELS/QMC combination of methods yields an excellent agreement between theory and experiment and for the two low-lying excited singlet and two low-lying triplet states permitted their unambiguous assignment. In addition, EELS revealed two overlapping electronic states in the band commonly assigned as S2, the lower one with a pronounced vibrational structure, the upper one structureless. Finally, the agreement between theory and experiment was shown to further increase by taking computationally into account the finite temperature effects.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Chimie
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  • English
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Chemistry
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