Chien-Pin Chou

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We present a novel density-functional tight-binding (DFTB) parametrization toolkit developed to optimize the parameters of various DFTB models in a fully automatized fashion. The main features of the algorithm, based on the particle swarm optimization technique, are discussed, and a number of initial pilot applications of the developed methodology to(More)
Closed-form, general formulas for the Zhang-Zhang (ZZ) polynomials for two important classes of benzenoid structures, chevrons and generalized chevrons , are formally derived. The derivations rely on a new and important theorem, which states that the ZZ polynomial of two fused parallelograms can be represented as the product of the ZZ polynomials of the two(More)
We employ a graphical proof-oriented tool, ZZDecomposer, to discover formal derivations of Zhang-Zhang (ZZ) polynomials for various families and subfamilies of benzenoid structures including tripods, zigzag-edge coronoids fused with a starphene, oblate rectangles , hexagons , , and , and multiple zigzag chains , , , , , and . Current derivations are based(More)
In this work, we derive and test a new automatized strategy to construct repulsive potentials for the self-consistent charge density functional tight-binding (SCC-DFTB) method. This approach allows one to explore the parameter space in a systematic fashion in order to find optimal solutions. We find that due to the limited flexibility of the SCC-DFTB(More)
We present a detailed analysis of the factors influencing the formation of epoxide and ether groups in graphene nanoflakes using conventional density functional theory (DFT), the density-functional tight-binding (DFTB) method, π-Hückel theory, and graph theoretical invariants. The relative thermodynamic stability associated with the chemisorption of oxygen(More)
Variational Transition State Theory with Multidimensional Tunneling (VTST/MT) has been successfully used for calculating rate constants of reactions in gas and condensed phases. The current software implementation of VTST/MT is, however, based on the assumption of a fast, serial evaluation of the energetic information of a given molecular structure. We(More)
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