Title

Generalization of the Mulliken-Hush Treatment for the Calculation of Electron Transfer Matrix Elements

Document Type

Article

Department

Chemistry (HMC)

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

A new method for the calculation of the electronic coupling matrix element for electron transfer processes is introduced and results for several systems are presented. The method can be applied to ground and excited state systems and can be used in cases where several states interact strongly. Within the set of states chosen it is a non-perturbative treatment, and can be implemented using quantities obtained solely in terms of the adiabatic states. Several applications based on quantum chemical calculations are briefly presented. Finally, since quantities for adiabatic states are the only input to the method, it can also be used with purely experimental data to estimate electron transfer matrix elements.

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© 1996 Published by Elsevier B.V.