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The calculations of excited-state properties with Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory

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Abstract

In this tutorial review, we show how Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT) has become a popular tool for computing the signatures of electronically excited states, and more specifically, the properties directly related to the optical (absorption and emission) spectra of molecules. We discuss the properties that can be obtained with widely available programs as well as how to account for the environmental effects (solvent and surfaces) and present recent applications in these fields. We next expose the transformation of the TD-DFT results into chemically intuitive parameters (colours as well as charge-transfer distances). Eventually, the non-specialised reader will find a series of advices and warnings necessary to perform her/his first TD-DFT calculations.

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The article was received on 23 Sep 2012 and first published on 02 Nov 2012


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35394F
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 845-856
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    The calculations of excited-state properties with Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory

    C. Adamo and D. Jacquemin, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 845
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35394F

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