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Chemistry Seminar Series 291 (3/2/18)

March 16, 2018 - 1:30pm

Enrico Tapavicza, CSU Long Beach

Abstract:

The recent theoretical developments of electronic structure methods for electronically excited states have opened the door for computational chemistry to study photochemical reactions. For instance time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) and more accurate approximate coupled cluster methods (CC2) allow to study excited states of large molecular systems. In this talk I will review theoretical developments to study the dynamics of excited state reactions. I will show how we use methods to unravel experimental findings in the photochemistry of vitamin D and atmospheric chemistry. A major focus is set on the simulation of ultrafast pump-probe experiments, and the the prediction of electronic spectra and product quantum yields. Besides gas phase photochemical reactions I will also discuss methods to include the chemical environment of a solvent.

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Contact Information

Christine Isborn
Assistant Professor
Chemistry