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# Vibronic coupling

About: Vibronic coupling is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 3516 publications have been published within this topic receiving 87397 citations. The topic is also known as: nonadiabatic coupling.

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TL;DR: According to this description, the separation between linking sites for electron transfer is 8-10 A in Chromatium, far smaller than earlier estimates.

Abstract: A theory of electron transfer between two fixed sites by tunneling is developed. Vibronic coupling in the individual molecules produces an activation energy to transfer at high temperatures, and temperature-independent tunneling (when energetically allowed) at low temperature. The model is compared with known results on electron transfer in Chromatium and in Rhodopseudomonas spheroides. It quantitatively interprets these results, with parameters whose scale is verified by comparison with optical absorption spectra. According to this description, the separation between linking sites for electron transfer is 8-10 A in Chromatium, far smaller than earlier estimates.

734 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the vibronic energy levels of a symmetrical nonlinear molecule in a spatially doubly degenerate electronic state which is split in first order by a doubly-degenerate vibrational mode are examined.

Abstract: This paper examines the vibronic energy levels of a symmetrical non-linear molecule in a spatially doubly degenerate electronic state which is split in first order by a doubly degenerate vibrational mode. The vibronic levels are classified by a quantum number, which in certain cases is formally related to the combined angular momentum of electronic and vibrational motion, and numerical values are obtained for the energies of these levels as functions of this quantum number and a dimensionless parameter measuring the magnitude of the electronic-vibrational coupling. It is shown that the selection rules for transitions from these vibronic levels to those of a non-degenerate electronic state allow changes in vibrational energy of any integral number of quanta, as though the Jahn-Teller effect were equivalent to a distortion which makes allowed vibrational transitions which would otherwise be forbidden. Numerical values are given for the oscillator strengths of vibronic absorption or emission bands involving transitions between a Jahn-Teller distorted state and an electronically non-degenerate state. It is found that in transitions from the latter to the former the vibrational structure of the electronic band exhibits two intensity maxima if the distortion is large.

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TL;DR: The basic theory required to understand and describe conical, and related, intersections is reviewed and an example is given using wavepacket dynamics simulations to demonstrate the prototypical features of how a molecular system passes through a conical intersection.

Abstract: Nonadiabatic effects play an important role in many areas of physics and chemistry. The coupling between electrons and nuclei may, for example, lead to the formation of a conical intersection between potential energy surfaces, which provides an efficient pathway for radiationless decay between electronic states. At such intersections the Born-Oppenheimer approximation breaks down, and unexpected dynamical processes result, which can be observed spectroscopically. We review the basic theory required to understand and describe conical, and related, intersections. A simple model is presented, which can be used to classify the different types of intersections known. An example is also given using wavepacket dynamics simulations to demonstrate the prototypical features of how a molecular system passes through a conical intersection.

637 citations