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DFT calculated THz absorption spectra of water clusters
Author(s): L. Huang; S. G. Lambrakos; A. Shabaev; N. Bernstein; L. Massa
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Paper Abstract

Calculations are presented of vibrational resonance structure at THz frequencies for a 38 molecule cluster of H2O using density functional theory (DFT). This resonance structure is due to coupling of molecular vibrational modes. In particular, the coupling among resonance modes provides a reasonable molecular level interpretation of spectral features associated with THz excitation of molecular clusters. THz excitation is associated with frequencies that are characteristically perturbative to molecular electronic states, in contrast to frequencies that can induce appreciable electronic state transition. Owing to this characteristic of THz excitation, one is able to make a direct association between local oscillations about ground-state minima of molecules comprising a cluster and THz excitation spectra. The DFT software GAUSSIAN was used for the calculations of vibrational resonance structure presented here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9078, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XVII, 90780K (9 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2049974
Show Author Affiliations
L. Huang, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
S. G. Lambrakos, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
A. Shabaev, George Mason Univ. (United States)
N. Bernstein, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. Massa, Hunter College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9078:
Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XVII
David A. Wikner; Arttu R. Luukanen, Editor(s)

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