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Chapter 2

Recent method developments and applications in computational photochemistry, chemiluminescene and bioluminescence

This review summarises and discusses the advances of computational photochemistry in 2012 and 2013 in both methodology and applications fields. The methodological developments of models and tools used to study and simulate non-adiabatic processes are highlighted. These developments can be summarised as assessment studies, new methods to locate conical intersections, tools for representation, interpretation and visualisation, new computational approaches and studies introducing simpler models to rationalise the quantum dynamics near and in the conical intersection. The applied works on the topics of photodissociation, photostability, photoisomerisations, proton/charge transfer, chemiluminescence and bioluminescence are summarised, and some illustrative examples of studies are analysed in more detail, particularly with reference to photostability and chemi/bioluminescence. In addition, theoretical studies analysing solvent effects are also considered. We finish this review with conclusions and an outlook on the future.

Print publication date: 08 Sep 2014
Copyright year: 2015
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-956-6
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-454-7
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-303-8
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