The analysis of photoelectron spectra is usually facilitated by quantum mechanical simulations. Because of the recent improvement of experimental techniques, the resolution of experimental spectra is rapidly increasing, and the inclusion of vibrational effects is usually mandatory to obtain a reliable reproduction of the spectra. With the aim of defining a robust computational protocol, a general time-independent formulation to compute different kinds of vibrationally resolved electronic spectra has been generalized to also support photoelectron spectroscopy. The electronic structure data underlying the simulation are computed using different electron propagator approaches. In addition to the more standard approaches, a new and robust implementation of the second-order self-energy approximation of the electron propagator based on a transition operator reference (TOEP2) is presented. To validate our implementation, a series of molecules has been used as test cases. The result of the simulations shows that, for ultraviolet photoionization spectra, the more accurate nondiagonal approaches are needed to obtain a reliable reproduction of vertical ionization energies but that diagonal approaches are sufficient for energy gradients and pole strengths. For X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the TOEP2 approach, besides being more efficient, is also the most accurate in the reproduction of both vertical ionization energies and vibrationally resolved bandshapes.

Assessment of Electron Propagator Methods for the Simulation of Vibrationally Resolved Valence and Core Photoionization Spectra

Baiardi, A.;Paoloni, L.;Barone, V.;
2017

Abstract

The analysis of photoelectron spectra is usually facilitated by quantum mechanical simulations. Because of the recent improvement of experimental techniques, the resolution of experimental spectra is rapidly increasing, and the inclusion of vibrational effects is usually mandatory to obtain a reliable reproduction of the spectra. With the aim of defining a robust computational protocol, a general time-independent formulation to compute different kinds of vibrationally resolved electronic spectra has been generalized to also support photoelectron spectroscopy. The electronic structure data underlying the simulation are computed using different electron propagator approaches. In addition to the more standard approaches, a new and robust implementation of the second-order self-energy approximation of the electron propagator based on a transition operator reference (TOEP2) is presented. To validate our implementation, a series of molecules has been used as test cases. The result of the simulations shows that, for ultraviolet photoionization spectra, the more accurate nondiagonal approaches are needed to obtain a reliable reproduction of vertical ionization energies but that diagonal approaches are sufficient for energy gradients and pole strengths. For X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the TOEP2 approach, besides being more efficient, is also the most accurate in the reproduction of both vertical ionization energies and vibrationally resolved bandshapes.
Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
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