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Real-time density matrix renormalization group dynamics of spin and charge transport in push-pull polyenes and related systems

Dutta, Tirthankar and Ramasesha, S (2012) Real-time density matrix renormalization group dynamics of spin and charge transport in push-pull polyenes and related systems. In: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 85 (3).

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate the effect of terminal substituents on the dynamics of spin and charge transport in donor-acceptor substituted polyenes [D-(CH)(x)-A] chains, also known as push-pull polyenes. We employ a long-range correlated model Hamiltonian for the D-(CH)(x)-A system, and time-dependent density matrix renormalization group technique for time propagating the wave packet obtained by injecting a hole at a terminal site, in the ground state of the system. Our studies reveal that the end groups do not affect spin and charge velocities in any significant way, but change the amount of charge transported. We have compared these push-pull systems with donor-acceptor substituted polymethine imine (PMI), D-(CHN)(x)-A, systems in which besides electron affinities, the nature of p(z) orbitals in conjugation also alternate from site to site. We note that spin and charge dynamics in the PMIs are very different from that observed in the case of push-pull polyenes, and within the time scale of our studies, transport of spin and charge leads to the formation of a ``quasi-static'' state.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 12:01
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2012 12:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/43708

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