Publications [#234868] of Weitao Yang

Journal Articles
  1. Yang, Y; Van Aggelen, H; Yang, W, Double, Rydberg and charge transfer excitations from pairing matrix fluctuation and particle-particle random phase approximation, Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 139 no. 22 (December, 2013) [doi] .

    Double, Rydberg, and charge transfer (CT) excitations have been great challenges for time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT). Starting from an (N ± 2)-electron single-determinant reference, we investigate excitations for the N-electron system through the pairing matrix fluctuation, which contains information on two-electron addition/removal processes. We adopt the particle-particle random phase approximation (pp-RPA) and the particle-particle Tamm-Dancoff approximation (pp-TDA) to approximate the pairing matrix fluctuation and then determine excitation energies by the differences of two-electron addition/removal energies. This approach captures all types of interesting excitations: single and double excitations are described accurately, Rydberg excitations are in good agreement with experimental data and CT excitations display correct 1/R dependence. Furthermore, the pp-RPA and the pp-TDA have a computational cost similar to TDDFT and consequently are promising for practical calculations. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.