David A. Micha

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The dynamics of atoms or molecules adsorbed on a metal surface, and excited by collisions with an atomic beam, are treated within a theory that includes energy dissipation into lattice vibrations by means of a frequency and temperature dependent friction function. The theory provides dynamic structure factors for energy transfer derived from collisional(More)
  • N Vinson, H Freitag, D A Micha
  • The Journal of chemical physics
  • 2014
Starting from the atomic structure of silicon quantum dots (QDs), and utilizing ab initio electronic structure calculations within the Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) treatment, a model has been developed to characterize electronic excitation energy transfer between QDs. Electronic energy transfer rates, KEET, between selected identical pairs of(More)
A mixed quantum-classical formulation is developed for a quantum subsystem in strong interaction with an N-particle environment, to be treated as classical in the framework of a hydrodynamic representation. Starting from the quantum Liouville equation for the N-particle distribution and the corresponding reduced single-particle distribution, exact quantum(More)
We treat electronic dynamics at surfaces of nanostructured semiconductors induced by absorption of visible light using reduced density matrices and properties obtained from ab initio electronic structure calculations, to focus on two non-adiabatic phenomena: (a) how active electrons interacting non-adiabatically with atoms at the surface undergo electronic(More)
An alkali atom-noble gas cluster system is considered as a model for solvation effects in optical spectra, within a quantum-classical description based on the density operator of a many-atom system and its partial Wigner transform. This leads to an eikonal-time-dependent molecular orbital treatment suitable for a time-dependent description of the coupling(More)
The interaction of an excited adsorbate with a medium undergoing electronic and vibrational transitions leads to fast dissipation due to electronic energy relaxation and slow (or delayed) dissipation from vibrational energy relaxation. A theoretical and computational treatment of these phenomena has been done in terms of a reduced density matrix satisfying(More)
We consider two pathways of electron transfer induced by a light pulse between a metal cluster and a semiconductor surface. In direct excitation the pulse excites the system directly to the final (electron transferred) state. In indirect excitation the pulse first photoexcites the system to an intermediate state, which then undergoes nonadiabatic(More)
Photoinduced electron transfer at a nanostructured surface leads to localized transitions and involves three different types of non-adiabatic couplings: vertical electronic transitions induced by light absorption emission, coupling of electronic states by the momentum of atomic motions, and their coupling due to interactions with electronic density(More)
The absorption of light during atomic collisions is treated by coupling electronic excitations, treated quantum mechanically, to the motion of the nuclei described within a short de Broglie wavelength approximation, using a density matrix approach. The time-dependent electric dipole of the system provides the intensity of light absorption in a treatment(More)