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Photoemission spectroscopy in disordered systems: a chemist's approach

date
21.02.2018 
time
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM 
speaker
Martina Rubesova 
affiliation
UCT, Prague 
language
en 
main topic
Physics: Theoretical Physics
abstract

Photoemission spectroscopy (PES) represents a straightforward approach for probing electronic structure of molecules. The technique has been used for decades for isolated molecules and solids. The PES for liquids was problematic until the liquid microjet technique was introduced. The liquid microjets bring new possibilities e.g. for studying electrochemical properties of molecules in solutions. The new experiments in disordered systems poses new challenges for theory. In my talk, I will briefly discuss the methods for calculating photoemission spectra in the liquid phase. The critical methodological part seems to be accurate evaluation of ionization energies in the liquid phase. I will present a new method based on time dependent density functional theory combined with optimally tuned range separated hybrid functionals. The technique called OT-IEDC (Optimally Tuned Ionization via Excitation to the Distant Centre) can be viewed a natural extension of the Koopmans’ theorem to the DFT in liquid phase, i.e. it is essentially correlated orbital theory. This allows e.g. for efficient spatial projection of the calculated quantities with the Mulliken population analysis. I will discuss the performance of the approach, comparing the calculations with the experiment. I will also discuss more general aspects of the density functional tuning in liquid environment.

 

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venue 

Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme (Seminarroom 4) 
Nöthnitzer Straße 38
01187 Dresden
telefon
+ 49 (0)351 871 0 
e-mail
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme 
homepage
http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de 

organizer 

Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme (MPI-PKS)
Nöthnitzer Straße 38
01187 Dresden
telefon
+ 49 (0)351 871 0 
e-mail
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme (MPI-PKS) 
homepage
http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de 
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