Christof Hättig

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The UV spectra of three different conformers of the guanine/cytosine base pair were recorded recently with UV-IR double-resonance techniques in a supersonic jet [Abo-Riziq, A., Grace, L., Nir, E., Kabelac, M., Hobza, P. & de Vries, M. S. (2005) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 20-23]. The spectra provide evidence for a very efficient excited-state(More)
We report accurate geometries and harmonic force fields for trans- and cis-azobenzene determined by second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory. For the trans isomer, the planar structure with C(2h) symmetry, found in a recent gas electron diffraction experiment, is verified. The calculated vibrational spectra are compared with experimental data and(More)
OPEP is a suite of FORTRAN programs targeted at the optimal partitioning of molecular electric properties. It includes an interactive module for the construction of Cartesian grids of points, on which either the molecular electrostatic potential or the induction energy is mapped. The generation of distributed multipoles and polarizabilities is achieved(More)
TDDFT and RI-CC2 calculations have been performed on the excited-state intramolecular proton transfer in malonaldehyde, o-hydroxybenzaldehyde, salicylic acid, 7-hydroxy-1-indanone, and 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole. Vertical and adiabatic excitation energies have been computed for the npi and pipi states. Overall, we have found that both RI-CC2 and(More)
The magnesium atom of chlorophylls (Chls) is always five- or six-coordinated within chlorophyll-protein complexes which are the main light-harvesting systems of plants, algae and most photosynthetic bacteria. Due to the presence of stereocenters and the axial ligation of magnesium the two faces of Chls are diastereotopic. It has been previously recognized(More)
Second harmonic generation hyperpolarizabilities and their geometric derivatives have been calculated for HF, HCl, CO, and LiF, using the coupled cluster hierarchies, CCS, CC2, CCSD, CC3, and large correlation-consistent basis sets. The full configuration interaction results have been used to test the accuracy of the coupled cluster results. The CCS and CC2(More)
Electronic singlet excitations of stacked adenine-thymine (AT) and guanine-cytosine (GC) complexes have been investigated with respect to local excitation and charge-transfer (CT) characters. Potential energy curves for rigid displacement of the nucleobases have been computed to establish the distance dependence of the CT states. The second-order algebraic(More)
We report a joint theoretical-experimental study on the optical properties of 5-N-succinimidyl-2,2'-bithiophene (NS-2T), a prototype system for a new class of biomarkers. Time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) and approximate coupled-cluster single and doubles (CC2) calculations are performed in the ground and excited states. Theoretical results(More)