Quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) car-parrinello simulations in excited states

The combination of time-dependent d. functional theory (TDDFT) for the description of excited states with a hybrid quantum mechanics/mol. mechanics (QM/MM) approach enables the study of photochem. processes in complex environments. Here, we present a short overview of recent applications of TDDFT/MM approaches to a variety of systems including studies of the optical properties of prototypical org. and inorg. mols. in gas phase and soln., photoinduced electron transfer reactions in donor-bridge-acceptor complexes, and in situ investigations of the mol. mechanisms of photoactive proteins. The application of TDDFT/MM techniques to a wide range of systems enables an assessment of the current performance and limitations of these methods for the characterization of photochem. processes in complex systems. [on SciFinder (R)]

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Chimia, 59, 7-8, 493-498

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