Linear and Hyperpolarizabilities of Spiropyran and Derivatives
M.K. Sabra
Physics Department, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, P.O. Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
Received: June 19, 2008; In final form: September 29, 2008;
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The geometry of spiropyran molecule and its derivatives was found using quasi-Newton methods, Broyden-Fletcher-Goldfarb-Shanno technique. Then ab initio quantum chemical methods were applied to calculate the ground state energies of the closed and open forms of spiropyran for different basis sets. The frequency dependent linear polarizability of spiropyran and derivatives were obtained and plotted. The found absorption peaks are different for the closed and the open structures of the spiropyran molecule.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.115.647
PACS numbers: 31.15.A-, 32.10.Dk, 33.15.Kr