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Toward a novel vibronic model for hierarchical conjugated hydrocarbons

Abstract : The present work is focused on the rationalization of the excitation transfer mechanism in polyphenylene ethynylenes (PPEs). A static study was performed using TDDFT, allowing to confirm both the localization of the excited states of meta-PPEs on para building blocks and the hierarchy in the interactions governing the photochemical properties of PPEs. Conical intersections were identified, along with few components of their branching spaces. Studying those supported the assumption of an energy transfer proceeding through internal conversion between excited states localized on different building blocks.In addition, we proposed a multiscale vibronic model for the energy of the eletronic states. In particular, we expressed the energies of the frontier orbitals of PPEs in terms of the energies of the frontier orbitals of benzene and acetylene, using an effective Hückel-type Hamiltonian. Perfoming different optimizations, we achieved to propose an expression for the energy of the electronic transition in terms of a reduced number of local nuclear coordinates.
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Emmeline Ho. Toward a novel vibronic model for hierarchical conjugated hydrocarbons. Material chemistry. Université Montpellier, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018MONTS087⟩. ⟨tel-02124581⟩

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