In this work, we report a comparative study of computed excitation energies, oscillator strengths, and excited-state energy gradients of (S)-nicotine, chosen as a test case, using multireference methods, coupled cluster singles and doubles, and methods based on time-dependent density functional theory. This system was chosen because its apparent simplicity hides a complex electronic structure, as several different types of valence excitations are possible, including n-π×, π-π×, and charge-transfer states, and in order to simulate its spectrum it is necessary to describe all of them consistently well by the chosen method.

A benchmark study of electronic excitation energies, transition moments, and excited-state energy gradients on the nicotine molecule

EGIDI, FRANCO;CAPPELLI, Chiara;BARONE, Vincenzo
2014

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In this work, we report a comparative study of computed excitation energies, oscillator strengths, and excited-state energy gradients of (S)-nicotine, chosen as a test case, using multireference methods, coupled cluster singles and doubles, and methods based on time-dependent density functional theory. This system was chosen because its apparent simplicity hides a complex electronic structure, as several different types of valence excitations are possible, including n-π×, π-π×, and charge-transfer states, and in order to simulate its spectrum it is necessary to describe all of them consistently well by the chosen method.
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