Kristi Closser, California State University, Fresno
In this seminar, I will present two projects involving high energy electronic excitations. The first topic will be on helium cluster excited states and subsequent dynamics, which have some unique characteristics that make them particularly difficult to model computationally. I will also discuss some method developments relevant for cluster excitations more generally. The second topic is the application of quantum chemical methods to study the absorption of extreme ultraviolet (EUV, ~92 eV) light by organic molecules which is directly relevant for developing photoresist materials for the next-generation of photolithography. This segment of the talk will also cover some of the methods required for looking at excitations in solid-state materials.
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