Per-Olof Åstrand

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Molecular dynamics simulations have been performed with two reactive force fields to investigate the structure of a Pt100 cluster adsorbed on the three distinct sides of a carbon platelet. A revised Reax force field for the carbon-platinum system is presented. In the simulations, carbon platelet edges both with and without hydrogen termination have been(More)
We present a study of the blueshift of the n-->pi* electronic transition in formaldehyde in aqueous solution using a combined coupled cluster/molecular mechanics model including mutual polarization effects in the Hamiltonian. In addition, we report ground and excited state dipole moments. Configurations are generated from molecular dynamics simulations with(More)
We use molecular dynamics simulations in applied thermal gradients to study thermomolecular orientation (TMO) of size-asymmetric dipolar dumbbells with different molecular dipole moments. We find that the direction of the TMO is the same as in apolar dumbbells of the same size, i.e. the smaller atom in the dumbbell tends to orient towards the colder(More)
With fossil fuel reserves on the decline, there is increasing focus on the design and development of low-cost organic photovoltaic devices, in particular, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of a DSSC is heavily influenced by the chemical structure of the dye. However, as far as we know, no predictive quantitative(More)
Optical rotation of 14 molecules containing the pyrrole group is calculated by employing both time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) with the CAM-B3LYP functional and the second-order approximate coupled-cluster singles and doubles (CC2) method. All optical rotations have been provided using the aug-cc-pVDZ basis set at λ = 589 nm. The two methods(More)
An open source software system called GaussDal for management of results from quantum chemical computations is presented. Chemical data contained in output files from different quantum chemical programs are automatically extracted and incorporated into a relational database (PostgreSQL). The Structural Query Language (SQL) is used to extract combinations of(More)
Liquid water is investigated theoretically using combined molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and accurate electronic structure methods. The statistical mechanically averaged molecular properties of liquid water are calculated using the combined coupled cluster/molecular mechanics (CC/MM) method for a large number of configurations generated from MD(More)
Jacob Kongsted,† Anders Osted,† Lasse Jensen,*,‡ Per-Olof Åstrand,†,§ and Kurt V. Mikkelsen† Department of Chemistry, H. C. Ørsted Institute, UniVersity of Copenhagen, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark, Theoretical Chemistry, Material Science Center, RijksuniVersiteit Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9749 AG Groningen, The Netherlands, and Materials Research(More)
We present a combined molecular dynamics/quantum chemical perturbation method for calculating the refractive index of liquid water at different temperatures. We compare results of this method with the refractive index obtained from other solvent models. The best agreement with the experimental refractive index of liquid water and its temperature dependence(More)
We have implemented analytical second-moment gradients for Hartree-Fock and multiconfigurational self-consistent-field wave functions. The code is used to calculate atomic dipole moments based on the generalized atomic polar tensor (GAPT) formalism [Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 1469 (1989)], and the proposal of Dinur and Hagler (DH) for the calculation of atomic(More)