Development of Large-Scale Excited-State Calculations Based on the Divide-and-Conquer Time-Dependent Density Functional Tight-Binding Method

Nana Komoto, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Junichi Ono, Yoshifumi Nishimura, Hiromi Nakai

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Abstract

In this study, the divide-and-conquer (DC) method was extended to time-dependent density functional tight-binding (TDDFTB) theory to enable excited-state calculations of large systems and is denoted by DC-TDDFTB. The efficient diagonalization algorithms of TDDFTB and DC-TDDFTB methods were implemented into our in-house program. Test calculations of polyethylene aldehyde and p-coumaric acid, a pigment in photoactive yellow protein, in water demonstrate the high accuracy and efficiency of the developed DC-TDDFTB method. Furthermore, the (TD)DFTB metadynamics simulations of acridinium in the ground and excited states give reasonable pK a values compared with the corresponding experimental values.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Chemical Theory and Computation
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Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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