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Evaluating 0–0 Energies with Theoretical Tools: A Short Review


For a given electronic excited state, the 0–0 energy (T$_0$ or T$_{00}$) is the simplest property allowing straightforward and physically-sound comparisons between theory and (accurate) experiment. However, the computation of 0–0 energies with ab initio approaches requires determining both the structure and the vibrational frequencies of the excited state, which limits the quality of the theoretical models that can be considered in practice. This explains why only a rather limited, yet constantly increasing, number of works have been devoted to the determination of this property. In this contribution, we review these efforts with a focus on benchmark studies carried out for both gas phase and solvated compounds. Over the years, not only as the size of the molecules increased, but the refinement of the theoretical tools has followed the same trend. Though the results obtained in these benchmarks significantly depend on both the details of the protocol and the nature of the excited states, one can now roughly estimate, in the case of valence transitions, the overall accuracy of theoretical schemes as follows: 1 eV for CIS, 0.2–0.3 eV for CIS(D), 0.2–0.4 eV for TD-DFT when one employs hybrid functionals, 0.1–0.2 eV for ADC(2) and CC2, and 0.04 eV for CC3, the latter approach being the only one delivering chemical accuracy on a near-systematic basis.
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hal-02289339 , version 1 (14-06-2024)




Pierre-Francois Loos, Denis Jacquemin. Evaluating 0–0 Energies with Theoretical Tools: A Short Review. ChemPhotoChem, 2019, 3 (9), pp.684-696. ⟨10.1002/cptc.201900070⟩. ⟨hal-02289339⟩
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