Modeling radiative and non-radiative pathways at both the Franck-Condon and Herzberg-Teller approximation level.
AuthorManian, A; Shaw, RA; Lyskov, I; Wong, W; Russo, SP
Source TitleJournal of Chemical Physics
University of Melbourne Author/sWong, Wallace
AffiliationSchool of Chemistry
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsManian, A., Shaw, R. A., Lyskov, I., Wong, W. & Russo, S. P. (2021). Modeling radiative and non-radiative pathways at both the Franck-Condon and Herzberg-Teller approximation level.. J Chem Phys, 155 (5), pp.054108-. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0058643.
Access StatusOpen Access
ARC Grant codeARC/CE170100026
Here, we present a concise model that can predict the photoluminescent properties of a given compound from first principles, both within and beyond the Franck-Condon approximation. The formalism required to compute fluorescence, Internal Conversion (IC), and Inter-System Crossing (ISC) is discussed. The IC mechanism, in particular, is a difficult pathway to compute due to difficulties associated with the computation of required bosonic configurations and non-adiabatic coupling elements. Here, we offer a discussion and breakdown on how to model these pathways at the Density Functional Theory (DFT) level with respect to its computational implementation, strengths, and current limitations. The model is then used to compute the photoluminescent quantum yield (PLQY) of a number of small but important compounds: anthracene, tetracene, pentacene, diketo-pyrrolo-pyrrole (DPP), and Perylene Diimide (PDI) within a polarizable continuum model. Rate constants for fluorescence, IC, and ISC compare well for the most part with respect to experiment, despite triplet energies being overestimated to a degree. The resulting PLQYs are promising with respect to the level of theory being DFT. While we obtained a positive result for PDI within the Franck-Condon limit, the other systems require a second order correction. Recomputing quantum yields with Herzberg-Teller terms yields PLQYs of 0.19, 0.08, 0.04, 0.70, and 0.99 for anthracene, tetracene, pentacene, DPP, and PDI, respectively. Based on these results, we are confident that the presented methodology is sound with respect to the level of quantum chemistry and presents an important stepping stone in the search for a tool to predict the properties of larger coupled systems.
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