Stine T. Olsen

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We assess how the utilization of different DFT functionals for obtaining the equilibrium geometries and vibrational frequencies affect the description of the thermochemistry and subsequent calculation of the optical properties of a dihydroazulene-vinylheptafulvene photoswitch. The assessment covers nine popular DFT functionals (BLYP, B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP,(More)
Charge transport by tunnelling is one of the most ubiquitous elementary processes in nature. Small structural changes in a molecular junction can lead to significant difference in the single-molecule electronic properties, offering a tremendous opportunity to examine a reaction on the single-molecule scale by monitoring the conductance changes. Here, we(More)
We present the synthesis and switching studies of systems with two photochromic dihydroazulene (DHA) units connected by a phenylene bridge at either para or meta positions, which correspond to a linear or cross-conjugated pathway between the photochromes. According to UV/Vis absorption and NMR spectroscopic measurements, the meta-phenylene-bridged DHA-DHA(More)
Molecular photoswitches incorporated in molecular junctions yield the possibility of light-controlled switching of conductance due to the electronic difference of the photoisomers. Another isomerization mechanism, dark photoswitching, promoted by a voltage stimulus rather than by light, can be operative in the Coulomb blockade regime for a specific charge(More)
Here we present the preparation of a selection of azulenium ions by hydride abstraction from photochromic 1,8a-dihydroazulenes (1,8a-DHAs) incorporating two cyano groups at C-1. The reactivity of the electrophilic tropylium ring of these molecules towards lithium triisopropylsilylacetylide was investigated. The position of attack by the nucleophile depended(More)
The ability of molecules to change colour on account of changes in solvent polarity is known as solvatochromism and used spectroscopically to characterize charge-transfer transitions in donor-acceptor molecules. Here we report that donor-acceptor-substituted molecular wires also exhibit distinct properties in single-molecule electronics under the influence(More)
With the advent of molecular transistors, electrochemistry can now be studied at the single-molecule level. Experimentally, the redox chemistry of the molecule manifests itself as features in the observed Coulomb blockade diamonds. We present a simple theoretical method for explicit construction of the Coulomb blockade diamonds of a molecule. A combined(More)
In this study a number of chromophores based on boron subphthalocyanines are investigated for use in the future design of organic photovoltaic devices based on molecular triad systems. The computational study is performed at the TD-DFT CAM-B3LYP/6-311G(d) level of theory. The absorption spectra of these chromophores are simulated using TD-DFT and compared(More)
Molecules exposed to an electromagnetic field due to the presence of nearby nanoparticles are known to be affected. The nonlinear response of the molecular system, the first hyperpolarizability, is investigated for 4-nitroaniline (PNA) in a variety of different nanoparticle environments. In order to introduce different molecular environments the quantum(More)