Excitonic coupling in polythiophenes: Comparison of different calculation methods

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Abstract

In conjugated polymers the optical excitation energy transfer is usually described as Forster-type hopping between so-called spectroscopic units. In the simplest approach using the point-dipole approximation the transfer rate is calculated based on the interaction between the transition dipoles of two spectroscopic units. In the present work we compare this approach with three others: The line-dipole approximation, the Coulomb integral between the transition densities, and a quantum-chemical calculation of the interacting dimer as entity. The latter two approaches are based on the semiempirical method ZINDO. The line-dipole approximation is an attractive compromise between computational effort and precision for calculations of the excitonic coupling in extended conjugated polymers. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Atom- och molekylfysik och optik
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)2490-2495
TidskriftJournal of Chemical Physics
Volym120
Utgivningsnummer5
StatusPublished - 2004
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa