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J Chem Phys. 2004 Feb 15;120(7):3049-50.

Quantum Monte Carlo for electronic excitations of free-base porphyrin.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, Kenneth S. Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-1460, USA.


Accurate calculations of allowed and nonallowed transitions in porphyrin are reported. Using the quantum Monte Carlo method in the diffusion Monte Carlo variant, the vertical transition between the ground state singlet and the second excited state singlet as well as the adiabatic transition between the ground state and the lowest triplet state have been computed for this 162-electron system. The present theoretical results are compared to experiment and to results of other theoretical methods. The diffusion Monte Carlo energy differences are found to be in excellent agreement with experiment.

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