Tetsuya Taketsugu

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The mechanisms of the ultrafast nonradiative deactivation of uracil and its substituted derivatives thymine (5-methyluracil) and 5-fluorouracil after absorption of UV light are explored and compared by means of ab initio multistate (MS) CASPT2 calculations. The MS-CASPT2 method is applied for the calculation of potential energy profiles, especially for the(More)
Understanding a chemical reaction ultimately requires the knowledge of how each atom in the reactants moves during product formation. Such knowledge is seldom complete and is often limited to an oversimplified reaction coordinate that neglects global motions across the molecular framework. To overcome this limit, we recorded transient impulsive Raman(More)
The adsorption of ethylene molecule on neutral, anionic and cationic gold clusters consisting of up to 10 atoms has been investigated using density-functional theory. It is demonstrated that C2H4 can be adsorbed on small gold clusters in two different configurations, corresponding to the πand di-σ -bonded species. Adsorption in the π-bonded mode dominates(More)
Boron nitride (BN), which is an insulator with a wide band gap, supported on Au is theoretically suggested and experimentally proved to act as an electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Density-functional theory calculations show that the band gap of a free h-BN monolayer is 4.6 eV but a slight protrusion of the unoccupied BN states toward the(More)
On-the-fly dynamics simulations were carried out using spin-flip time dependent density functional theory (SF-TDDFT) to examine the photoisomerization and photocyclization mechanisms of cis-stilbene following excitation to the ππ* state. A state tracking method was devised to follow the target state among nearly degenerate electronic states during the(More)
The nonradiative deactivation pathways of cytosine derivatives (cytosine, 5-fluorocytosine, 5-methylcytosine, and 1-methycytosine) and their tautomers are investigated by quantum chemical calculations, and the substituent effects on the deactivation process are examined. The MS-CASPT2 method is employed in the excited-state geometry optimization and also in(More)
The catalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) of both the pristine and defect-possessing hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) monolayer and H-terminated nanoribbon have been studied theoretically using density functional theory. It is demonstrated that an inert h-BN monolayer can be functionalized and become catalytically active by nitrogen(More)
For polyatomic molecules, n-mode coupling representations of the quartic force field (nMR-QFF) are presented, which include terms up to n normal coordinate couplings in a fourth-order polynomial potential energy function. The computational scheme to evaluate third-and fourth-order derivatives by finite differentiations of the energy is fully described. The(More)
The specific role played by small gold nanoparticles supported on the rutile TiO2( 110) surface in the processes of adsorption and dissociation of H2 is discussed. It is demonstrated that the molecular and dissociative adsorption of H2 on Au(n) clusters containing n = 1, 2, 8 and 20 atoms depends on cluster size, geometry structure, cluster flexibility and(More)
A comprehensive picture of the ultrafast nonradiative decay mechanisms of three cytosine tautomers (amino-keto, imino-keto, and amino-enol forms) is revealed by high-level ab initio potential energy calculations using the multistate (MS) CASPT2 method and also by on-the-fly excited-state molecular dynamics simulations employing the CASSCF method. To obtain(More)