Juan-Carlos Sancho-García

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The torsional profile of biphenyl has been calculated by means of quantum-chemical perturbations and coupled-cluster methods of increasing accuracy. The performance of the various theoretical approaches has been assessed through a critical comparison with experimental barrier heights. The theoretical data indicate that the basis set effects become more(More)
The difference between the length of the central carbon-carbon bond and that of the adjacent flanked double bonds in polymers such as polyacetylene is closely related to their electronic properties and plays a central role in their conductivity upon doping. Simple as it seems, this bond length alternation (BLA) is a difficult test for many theoretical(More)
Predicting accurate bond length alternations (BLAs) in long conjugated oligomers has been a significant challenge for electronic-structure methods for many decades, made particularly important by the close relationships between BLA and the rich optoelectronic properties of π-delocalized systems. Here, we test the accuracy of recently developed, and(More)
There have been tremendous efforts in the past decade on the use of computational methods for conjugated systems. Their properties and energetics are often described by density functional theory calculations which, however, are known to face a challenge when dealing with these systems since serious and systematic errors with popular density functionals(More)
By combining force-field approaches to quantum-chemical techniques, we have explored the influence of conformational changes on the nature of the lowest electronic excitations in model chains of poly(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethylhexyl)oxy 1,4-phenylene vinylene) (MEH-PPV). The presence of conformational kinks yields a multichromophoric picture for the electronic(More)
Oligostilbenoids (e.g., ampelopsin F, viniferin, pallidol) result from homogeneous or heterogeneous coupling of monomeric stilbenoid units, leading to various chemical structures. Oligostilbenoid synthesis is regio- and stereocontrolled. To tackle this regio- and stereocontrol, a supramolecular chemistry approach is required that can be achieved by quantum(More)
Newly developed hybrid functionals (MPW1k and BB1k) have been systematically applied for the description of conjugation effects in organic molecules. These functionals are also used as part of the recently developed general-purpose multicoefficient methods MC3MPW and MC3BB. The performance of the various approaches is compared not only for relative energies(More)
New materials for OLED applications with low singlet-triplet energy splitting have been recently synthesized in order to allow for the conversion of triplet into singlet excitons (emitting light) via a Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) process, which involves excited-states with a non-negligible amount of Charge-Transfer (CT). The accurate(More)
We report a detailed quantum-chemical characterization of the electronic and optical properties of polyfluorene chains and compare them to those in copolymers containing alternating fluorene and benzothiadiazole or ethylenedioxythiophene units. The introduction of the comonomer can strongly modify the excitonic properties as well as the efficiency of(More)
We assess here the reliability of orbital optimization for modern double-hybrid density functionals such as the parameter-free PBE-QIDH model. We select for that purpose a set of closed- and open-shell strongly and weakly bound systems, including some standard and widely used data sets, to show that orbital optimization improves the results with respect to(More)