Pseudopotential calculations: some electronic properties of zinc dichloride

Mark A. Ratner*, Jules W. Moskowitz, Sid Topiol

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Ab-initio calculations are performed for the ZnCl2 molecules, employing recently-developed pseudopotential methods. Two separate calculations are discussed, one treating the d-electrons explicitly, the other including the d's in the core. The description of the valence region seems satisfactory, with only negligible errors arising from the use of the pseudopotential. Comparison is made to the photoelectron spectrum, and to the ZnF2 molecule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 15 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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