Calculation of intermolecular interaction in aromatic molecular clusters from direction dependent atom-pair potentials

Rosenblum, Gershon; Speiser, Shammai
June 1995
Journal of Chemical Physics;6/15/1995, Vol. 102 Issue 23, p9149
Academic Journal
An expression for the interaction potential between two anisotropic molecules is derived. This expression is suitable for describing the van der Waals interaction between two chromophores within a bichromophoric molecular cluster. For the anthracene–naphthalene cluster the calculation predicts the existence of two isomers, in agreement with experimental observations. The model is also successfully applied to other clusters yielding better results than those obtained by alternative methods which do not take into account the anisotropy of molecular polarizability. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.


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