David J. Giesen

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We propose a new criterion for defining partial charges on atoms in molecules, namely that physical observables calculated from those partial charges should be as accurate as possible. We also propose a method to obtain such charges based on a mapping from approximate electronic wave functions. The method is illustrated by parameterizing two new charge(More)
The three-dimensional structure, conformation, and packing of molecules in the solid state are crucial components used in the optimization of many technologically useful materials properties. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction is the traditional and most effective method of determining 3-D structures in the solid state. Obtaining single crystals that are(More)
A new class of coumarin-based iridium tris-cyclometalated complexes has been developed. These complexes are highly emissive, with emission colors ranging from green to orange-red. Besides modification of ligand structures, color tuning was realized by incorporation of ligands with different electrochemical properties in a heteroleptic structure. The organic(More)
A highly emissive bis(phosphine)diarylamido dinuclear copper(I) complex (quantum yield = 57%) was shown to exhibit E-type delayed fluorescence by variable temperature emission spectroscopy and photoluminescence decay measurement of doped vapor-deposited films. The lowest energy singlet and triplet excited states were assigned as charge transfer states on(More)
The structure, bonding, and energetic properties of the N(2)-BH(3) complex are reported as characterized by density functional theory (DFT) and post-Hartree-Fock (HF) calculations. The equilibrium structure of the complex exhibits a short B-N distance near 1.6 A, comparable to that of a strong acid-base complex like H(3)N-BH(3). However, the binding energy(More)
Condensed-phase effects on the structure and bonding of C(6)H(5)CN-BF(3) and (CH(3))(3)CCN-BF(3) are illustrated by a variety of results, and these are compared to analogous data for the closely related complex CH(3)CN-BF(3). For the most part, the structural properties of C(6)H(5)CN-BF(3) and (CH(3))(3)CCN-BF(3) are quite similar, not only in the gas phase(More)
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