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Title: A comparative theoretical study on core-hole excitation spectra of azafullerene and its derivatives

The core-hole excitation spectra—near-edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy (NEXAFS), x-ray emission spectroscopy (XES), and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) shake-up satellites have been simulated at the level of density functional theory for the azafullerene C{sub 59}N and its derivatives (C{sub 59}N){sup +}, C{sub 59}HN, (C{sub 59}N){sub 2}, and C{sub 59}N–C{sub 60}, in which the XPS shake-up satellites were simulated using our developed equivalent core hole Kohn-Sham (ECH-KS) density functional theory approach [B. Gao, Z. Wu, and Y. Luo, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 234704 (2008)] which aims for the study of XPS shake-up satellites of large-scale molecules. Our calculated spectra are generally in good agreement with available experimental results that validates the use of the ECH-KS method in the present work. The nitrogen K-edge NEXAFS, XES, and XPS shake-up satellites spectra in general can be used as fingerprints to distinguish the azafullerene C{sub 59}N and its different derivatives. Meanwhile, different carbon K-edge spectra could also provide detailed information of (local) electronic structures of different molecules. In particular, a peak (at around 284.5 eV) in the carbon K-edge NEXAFS spectrum of the heterodimer C{sub 59}N–C{sub 60} is confirmed to be related to the electron transfer from the C{sub 59}N part to the C{sub 60}more » part in this charge-transfer complex.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [4]
  1. Guizhou Provincial Key Laboratory of Computational Nano-material Science, Guizhou Normal College, Guiyang 550018 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. (CTCC), Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø—The Arctic University of Norway, N-9037 Tromsø (Norway)
  4. (Sweden)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253399
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; ELECTRON TRANSFER; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; EXCITATION; FINE STRUCTURE; FULLERENES; SIMULATION; SPECTRA; X RADIATION; X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY