Jan-Michael Mewes

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The Marcus and Pekar partitions are common, alternative models to describe the non-equilibrium dielectric polarization response that accompanies instantaneous perturbation of a solute embedded in a dielectric continuum. Examples of such a perturbation include vertical electronic excitation and vertical ionization of a solution-phase molecule. Here, we(More)
Equilibrium and non-equilibrium formulations of the state-specific polarizable-continuum model (SS-PCM) are evaluated in combination with correlated ground- and excited-state densities provided by the algebraic-diagrammatic construction method (ADC) for the polarization propagator via the computationally efficient intermediate-state representation (ISR)(More)
We report the implementation and evaluation of a perturbative, density-based correction scheme for vertical excitation energies calculated in the framework of a polarizable continuum model (PCM). Because the proposed first-order correction terms depend solely on the zeroth-order excited-state density, a transfer of the approach to any configuration(More)
Controlling chemical reactions by light, i.e., the selective making and breaking of chemical bonds in a desired way with strong-field lasers, is a long-held dream in science. An essential step toward achieving this goal is to understand the interactions of atomic and molecular systems with intense laser light. The main focus of experiments that were(More)
Tests were conducted by the Agricultural Engineering Staff at North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, during the summer of 1970 to evaluate the production of carbon monoxide gas due to internal combustion engine operation in warehouses. Tests compared gasoline engines and LP gas engines, equipped with regular and catalytic mufflers and with the(More)
The photophysical processes and photochemical reactions in the ultrafast time region of (8-bromo-7-hydroxyquinolin-2-yl)methyl acetate (BHQ-OAc) in acetonitrile and neutral aqueous solutions were investigated using quantum chemical calculations and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. After initial excitation into the π,π* excited state, BHQ-OAc(More)
The photodecarboxylation mechanism of different structural isomers of nitrophenylacetate (NPA) has been investigated using quantum chemical calculations as well as time-resolved UV-pump VIS-probe spectroscopy. It is shown that for a proper theoretical description of the excited states of anionic NPA in aqueous solution a careful consideration of the(More)
Femtosecond spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations provide detailed insights into the specificities of the uncaging mechanism of CO2 from ortho-, meta-, and para-nitrophenylacetate. The emerging general principles allow a rational design of improved ortho-nitrophenyl cages for chemical and biological applications.
Excitonic effects play a fundamental role in the photophysics of organic semiconductors such as poly(para phenylene vinylene) (PPV). The emergence of these effects is examined for PPV oligomers based on high level ab initio excited-state calculations. The computed many-body wavefunctions are subjected to our recently developed exciton analysis protocols to(More)
Optimized syntheses of 6,13-dimesityl-6,13-dihydro-6,13-diborapentacene (DBP) and a related compound (DBI) featuring two biphenylene-2,3-diyl units in place of naphthalene-2,3-diyl moieties are reported. Striking differences between the optoelectronic properties of DBP and DBI have been experimentally observed, and explained by quantum chemical(More)