Communication: Novel quantum states of electron spins in polycarbenes from ab initio density matrix renormalization group calculations

Wataru Mizukami, Yuki Kurashige, Takeshi Yanai

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Abstract

An investigation into spin structures of poly(m -phenylenecarbene), a prototype of magnetic organic molecules, is presented using the ab initio density matrix renormalization group method. It is revealed by achieving large-scale multireference calculations that the energy differences between high-spin and low-spin states (spin-gaps) of polycarbenes decrease with increasing the number of carbene sites. This size-dependency of the spin-gaps strikingly contradicts the predictions with single-reference methods including density functional theory. The wave function analysis shows that the low-spin states are beyond the classical spin picture, namely, much of multireference character, and thus are manifested as strongly correlated quantum states. The size dependence of the spin-gaps involves an odd-even oscillation, which cannot be explained by the integer-spin Heisenberg model with a single magnetic-coupling constant.

Original languageEnglish
Article number091101
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume133
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 2010

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Quantum communication
Magnetic couplings
quantum communication
Wave functions
electron spin
Density functional theory
Molecules
Electrons
carbene
renormalization group methods
carbenes
integers
prototypes
wave functions
density functional theory

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Communication : Novel quantum states of electron spins in polycarbenes from ab initio density matrix renormalization group calculations. / Mizukami, Wataru; Kurashige, Yuki; Yanai, Takeshi.

In: Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 133, No. 9, 091101, 07.09.2010.

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