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Title: Analysis of the S{sub 2}←S{sub 0} vibronic spectrum of the ortho-cyanophenol dimer using a multimode vibronic coupling approach

The S{sub 2}←S{sub 0} vibronic spectrum of the ortho-cyanophenol dimer (oCP){sub 2} is analyzed in a joint experimental and theoretical investigation. Vibronic excitation energies up to 750 cm{sup −1} are covered, which extends our previous analysis of the quenching of the excitonic splitting in this and related species [Kopec et al., J. Chem. Phys. 137, 184312 (2012)]. As we demonstrate, this necessitates an extension of the coupling model. Accordingly, we compute the potential energy surfaces of the ortho-cyanophenol dimer (oCP){sub 2} along all relevant normal modes using the approximate second-order coupled cluster method RI-CC2 and extract the corresponding coupling constants using the linear and quadratic vibronic coupling scheme. These serve as the basis to calculate the vibronic spectrum. The theoretical results are found to be in good agreement with the experimental highly resolved resonant two-photon ionization spectrum. This allows to interpret key features of the excitonic and vibronic interactions in terms of nodal patterns of the underlying vibronic wave functions.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 229, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
  2. Departement für Chemie und Biochemie, Universität Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22416181
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; APPROXIMATIONS; COUPLING CONSTANTS; CYANIDES; DIMERS; EXCITATION; PHENOLS; PHOTOIONIZATION; POTENTIAL ENERGY; QUENCHING; SURFACES; VIBRATIONAL STATES; WAVE FUNCTIONS