Hai-Shun Wu

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A series of polynitroprismanes, C(6)H(6-n )(NO(2))(n) (n = 1-6) intended for use as high energy density compounds (HEDCs) were designed computationally. Their electronic structures, heats of formation, interactions between nitro groups, specific enthalpies of combustion, bond dissociation energies, and explosive performances (detonation velocities and(More)
The structure and stability of endohedral X@C20F20 complexes (X = H-, F-, Cl-, Br-, H, He) have been computed at the B3LYP level of theory. All complexes in I (h) symmetry were found to be energy minimum structures. H-@C20F20 and F-@C20F20 complexes have negative inclusion energies, while other complexes have positive inclusion energies. Similarity between(More)
As part of a search for high energy density materials (HEDMs), a series of purine derivatives with nitro groups were designed computationally. The relationship between the structures and the performances of these polynitropurines was studied. Density functional theory (DFT) at the B3LYP/6-311G** level was employed to evaluate the heats of formation (HOFs)(More)
Based on fully optimized geometric structures at DFT-B3LYP/6-311G** level, we calculated electronic structures, heats of formation, strain energies, bond dissociation energies and detonation performance (detonation velocity and detonation pressure) for a series of polynitraminecubanes. Our results have shown that energy gaps of cubane derivatives are much(More)
The structure and stability of a set of (CF)60 isomers have been computed at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) density functional theory level. The most stable isomer (6, F4@C60F56) has tube-like structure with four endo C-F bonds and fused five-membered rings at the end of the tube, while the reported most stable cage structure (2, F8@C60F52) with eight endo C-F bonds is(More)
The series of novel rhenium(I) tricarbonyl mixed-ligand complexes Re(X)(CO)(3)(N^N) (N^N = pyridine-2-aldoxime; X = -Cl, 1; X = -CN, 2; and X = -C≡C, 3) has been investigated theoretically to explore the ligand X effect on their electronic structures and spectroscopic properties. The contribution of the X ligand to the highest occupied molecular orbital(More)
The growth patterns and electronic structures of Aun clusters (n = 1-16) supported on the monoclinic ZrO2(111) surface were investigated using a DFT+U approach. We found that the supported Aun clusters prefer quasi-planar structures and lay flat on the ZrO2 surface. This result agrees well with the experimental results. Both orbital overlap and dispersion(More)
The ground- and excited-state structures of five Re(I) halide glyoxime complexes ReCl(CO)(3)(N(∧)N) (N(∧)N = glyoxime (DHG 1), dimethylglyoxime (DMG 2), cyclohexane dione glyoxime (CHDG 3), dibromoglyoxime (DBG 4), and dimethylformylgloxime (DMFG 5)) have been studied with density functional theory (DFT) and configuration interaction with single excitations(More)
The singlet and triplet excited states of hydrogen cyanide have been computed by using the complete active space self-consistent field and completed active space second order perturbation methods with the atomic natural orbital (ANO-L) basis set. Through calculations of vertical excitation energies, we have probed the transitions from ground state to(More)