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Even a relatively small molecule with 10-20 atoms might have a few local minima, which correspond to different conformers. The number of local minima quickly increases with molecular size and the most common algorithms, driven by calculated forces, frequently identify a minimum, which is closest to the initial structure, rather than the most stable(More)
a ligand in MOF-74, and thin black lines abstract connections within a single SBU rod. (a) View of the ab face of etb net. (b) View of the bc face of the etb net. Crystal structure assembly The etb net of MOF-74, visualized in Fig. 4, exhibits special complexities which preclude the use of previously developed methods for in silico crystal design. Three(More)
Energies of different conformers of 22 amino acid molecules and their protonated and deprotonated species were calculated by some density functional theory (DFT; SVWN, B3LYP, B3PW91, MPWB1K, BHandHLYP) and wave function theory (WFT; HF, MP2) methods with the 6-311++G(d,p) basis set to obtain the relative conformer energies, vertical electron detachment(More)
For applications of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) such as gas storage and separation, flexibility is often seen as a parameter that can tune material performance. In this work we aim to determine the optimal flexibility for the shape selective separation of similarly sized molecules (e.g., Xe/Kr mixtures). To obtain systematic insight into how the(More)
Computational results have been reported for 2'-deoxycytidine (dC), its gas phase isomers, tautomers, and their conformers, as well as for the crystalline phase. In addition to the neutral gas phase molecules, we have also considered associated radical anions and cations. The structural calculations were performed at the density functional and MP2 levels of(More)
The polar corundum structure type offers a route to new room temperature multiferroic materials, as the partial LiNbO3-type cation ordering that breaks inversion symmetry may be combined with long-range magnetic ordering of high spin d5 cations above room temperature in the AFeO3 system. We report the synthesis of a polar corundum GaFeO3 by a high-pressure,(More)
The structural nature of high-density amorphous ice (HDA), which forms through low-temperature pressure-induced amorphization of the "ordinary" ice I, is heavily debated. Clarifying this question is important for understanding not only the complex condensed states of H2O but also in the wider context of pressure-induced amorphization processes, which are(More)
We present the in silico design of a MOF-74 analogue, hereon known as M2(DHFUMA) [M = Mg, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn], with enhanced small-molecule adsorption properties over the original M2(DOBDC) series. Constructed from 2,3-dihydroxyfumarate (DHFUMA), an aliphatic ligand which is smaller than the aromatic 2,5-dioxidobenzene-1,4-dicarboxylate (DOBDC), the M2(DHFUMA)(More)
We evaluate the performance of different van der Waals (vdW) corrected density functional theory (DFT) methods in predicting the structure of perfect interfaces between the LiF(001), MgO(001), NiO(001) films on the Ag(001) surface and the resulting work function shift of Ag(001). The results demonstrate that including the van der Waals interaction is(More)
production compared to the generated optical power has significantly decreased, rendering the heat production in the phosphor material itself the main problem. Even with a quantum efficiency of 100%, heat is generated due to the so-called Stokes losses (the energy difference between the absorbed and emitted photon). Additionally, non-radiative paths become(More)