A method to build accurate band structures of polymers from oligomer calculations has been developed. This method relies on systematic procedures for (i) assigning k values, (2) eliminating strongly localized molecular orbitals, and (iii) connecting bands across the entire Brillouin zone. Illustrative calculations are carried out at the HF/STO-3G level for trans-polyacetylene (PA), poly(para-phenylene) (PPP), and water chains. More stringent tests at several different levels are reported for polydiacetylene/polybutatriene.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry