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.
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- Computer Science Applications
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry