Strongly correlated electrons delocalized on one-dimensional (1D) soft stacks govern the complex physics of mixed stack charge-transfer crystals, a well-known family of materials composed of electron-donor (D) and acceptor (A) molecules alternating along the 1D chain. The complex physics of these systems is well captured by a modified Hubbard model that also accounts for the coupling of electrons to molecular and lattice vibrational modes and for three-dimensional electrostatic interactions. Here we study several experimental systems to estimate relevant model parameters via density-functional theory calculations on DA units and isolated molecules and ions. Electrostatic intermolecular interactions, an important quantity not just to define the degree of charge transfer of the ground state but also to predict the propensity of the system towards multistability and hence towards discontinuous phase transitions, are also addressed. Results compare favorably with experimental data.

Towards first-principles prediction of valence instabilities in mixed stack charge-transfer crystals / Delchiaro, Francesca; Girlando, Alberto; Painelli, Anna; Bandyopadhyay, Arkamita; Pati, Swapan K.; D'Avino, Gabriele. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B. - ISSN 2469-9969. - 95:15(2017), pp. 1-15. [10.1103/PhysRevB.95.155125]

Towards first-principles prediction of valence instabilities in mixed stack charge-transfer crystals

DELCHIARO, Francesca;GIRLANDO, Alberto;PAINELLI, Anna;
2017

Abstract

Strongly correlated electrons delocalized on one-dimensional (1D) soft stacks govern the complex physics of mixed stack charge-transfer crystals, a well-known family of materials composed of electron-donor (D) and acceptor (A) molecules alternating along the 1D chain. The complex physics of these systems is well captured by a modified Hubbard model that also accounts for the coupling of electrons to molecular and lattice vibrational modes and for three-dimensional electrostatic interactions. Here we study several experimental systems to estimate relevant model parameters via density-functional theory calculations on DA units and isolated molecules and ions. Electrostatic intermolecular interactions, an important quantity not just to define the degree of charge transfer of the ground state but also to predict the propensity of the system towards multistability and hence towards discontinuous phase transitions, are also addressed. Results compare favorably with experimental data.
Towards first-principles prediction of valence instabilities in mixed stack charge-transfer crystals / Delchiaro, Francesca; Girlando, Alberto; Painelli, Anna; Bandyopadhyay, Arkamita; Pati, Swapan K.; D'Avino, Gabriele. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B. - ISSN 2469-9969. - 95:15(2017), pp. 1-15. [10.1103/PhysRevB.95.155125]
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