Model potential study of non-valence correlation-bound anions of (C60)n clusters: the role of electric field-induced charge transfer
A polarization model which accounts for electric field-induced charge transfer between fullerene molecules is introduced. Application of this model to the C60 dimer and trimer shows that intermolecular charge transfer makes a significant contribution to the polarizabilities of these clusters. This polarization model is incorporated into a one-electron Hamiltonian for describing non-valence correlation-bound anions, allowing us to further demonstrate that intermolecular charge transfer also results in increased stability of these anion states.
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