Arnaud Fihey

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We present a parametrization of a self-consistent charge density functional-based tight-binding scheme (SCC-DFTB) to describe gold-organic hybrid systems by adding new Au-X (X = Au, H, C, S, N, O) parameters to a previous set designed for organic molecules. With the aim of describing gold-thiolates systems within the DFTB framework, the resulting parameters(More)
Electroactive fused ethylenedithio-tetrathiafulvalene-[4]helicene and -[6]helicenes have been synthesized through a strategy that involved the preparation of 2,3-dibromo-helicene derivatives as intermediates. The dihedral angles between the terminal helicenes, as determined by single-crystal X-ray analysis, are 22.7° and 50.7° for the [4]helicene and(More)
With the help of a computational scheme combining molecular dynamics, DFT and TD-DFT methods, the conformational, electronic and optical properties of a new class of hybrid compounds where a photochromic molecule belonging to the dithienylethene family (DTE) is covalently linked to a Au25 nanocluster (gold nanocluster or GNC) are investigated. We compare(More)
We investigate with a hybrid SOS-CIS(D)/TD-DFT approach accounting for solvation effects, the structural, electronic and optical properties of recently-proposed PODIPY dyes. Being more soluble in water than the well-known BODIPYs, these new chromogens are particularly appealing, but their characterization remains very limited. It turns out that the selected(More)
The aim of this technical note is to show that ketamine hydrochloride anesthesia, owing to the preservation of muscle tone, enables one to safely and comfortably carry out gaseous encephalography on a simple radiological table in the toddler or child. However the authors very strictly select the indications for this investigation. Whenever the child's(More)
Dithienylethenes (DTEs) can be assembled to form supramolecular multiphotochromic systems that are highly functional molecular architectures of potential interest for building complex optoelectronic devices. Yet even simple DTE dimers relying on an organic linker may suffer from a partial photoactivity, i.e., only one of the two switches does isomerise.(More)
We present a theoretical study of Aun-dithienylethene hybrid systems (n = 3, 19, 25), where the organic molecule is covalently linked to a nanometer-scaled gold nanoparticle (NP). We aim at gaining insights on the optical properties of such photochromic devices and proposing a size-limited gold aggregate model able to recover the optical properties of the(More)
Molecular systems encompassing more than one photochromic entity can be used to build highly functional materials, thanks to their potential multi-addressability and/or multi-response properties. Over the last decade, the synthesis and spectroscopic and kinetic characterisation as well as the modeling of a wide range of multiphotochromes have been achieved(More)