TITLE

Local state spectrum of end substituted polyenes

AUTHOR(S)
Malysheva, Lyuba I.; Onipko, Alexander I.
PUB. DATE
December 1996
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;12/22/1996, Vol. 105 Issue 24, p11032
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Starting from the electronic part of the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger [Phys. Rev. B 22, 1099 (1980)] Hamiltonian with a strict account to the end effects, it is shown that the π-electron spectrum of substituted polyenes is determined by solutions of the Lennard-Jones type equation, where each end group is represented by a single energy dependent parameter associated with the diagonal component of the end-group Green function referred to the binding site. The conditions of the appearance/disappearance of in-gap and out-of-band local π-electron states are found in the form of analytical relations between the conjugated bridge length, the C-C bond alternation parameter, and parameters of end-groups included in the above mentioned Green functions. These relations determine a set of critical parameters (defined explicitly), at which the local state spectrum undergoes qualitative transformations. On the basis of the obtained results we propose a certain procedure that allows us to predict the number of in-gap and out-of-band states in any substituted polyene provided the π-electronic structure of end groups and the bridge parameters are known. Throughout the discussion, several conclusions are made concerning the dependence of the electron localization on the finite-length and bond-alternation effects.
ACCESSION #
9815256

 

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