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Correlation corrected band structures of different homopolypeptides
Part II. Quasi-particle band structures of seven homopolypeptides with aliphatic side chains

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The Hartree–Fock (HF) crystal orbital method for polymers with an arbitrary number of basis functions per unit cell has been is outlined. Starting from the HF energy bands and crystal orbitals it is briefly shown, how one can correct the energy band structure for correlation using the inverse Dyson equation in its diagonal approximation. For the self energy occurring in the Green’s matrix formalism the computationally simple Moeller–Plesset 2 (many body perturbation theory in second order) expression has been used. For seven homopolypeptides, poly(Gly), poly(Ala), poly(Ser), poly(Thre), poly(Leu), poly(iLeu) and poly(Val) the correlation corrected band structure calculations were performed. The results obtained are compared to the previous LDA calculations for the same systems. In agreement with general experience the fundamental gap values are much larger than the too small LDA values. The correlation corrections decrease the gap by 2–3 eV, but they are still larger by ∼3 eV than the values which can be estimated on the basis of intermediate exciton theory.

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The article was received on 16 Jul 2001, accepted on 19 Sep 2001 and first published on 04 Dec 2001

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B106328F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2001,3, 5426-5429
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    Correlation corrected band structures of different homopolypeptides

    F. Bogár, V. Van Doren and J. Ladik, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2001, 3, 5426
    DOI: 10.1039/B106328F

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