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Structure and binding in crystals of cagelike molecules: Hexamine and platonic hydrocarbons

Kristian Berland (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Bionanosystem) ; Per Hyldgaard (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Bionanosystem)
Journal of Chemical Physics (0021-9606). Vol. 132 (2010), 13, p. (Published: April 7 2010) (Article Number: 134705).
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In this paper, we show that first-principle calculations using a van der Waals density functional (vdW-DF) [M. Dion, H. Rydberg, E. Schroumlder, D. C. Langreth, and B. I. Lundqvist, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 246401 (2004)] permit the determination of molecular crystal structure within density functional theory (DFT). We study the crystal structures of hexamine and the platonic hydrocarbons (cubane and dodecahedrane). The calculated lattice parameters and cohesion energy agree well with experiments. Further, we examine the asymptotic accounts of the van der Waals forces by comparing full vdW-DF with asymptotic atom-based pair potentials extracted from vdW-DF. The character of the binding differs in the two cases, with vdW-DF giving a significant enhancement at intermediate and relevant binding separations. We analyze consequences of this result for methods such as DFT-D and question DFT-D's transferability over the full range of separations.

Nyckelord: ab initio calculations, binding energy, crystal binding, crystal, structure, density functional theory, lattice constants, organic, compounds, van der Waals forces, DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL THEORY, GENERALIZED GRADIENT APPROXIMATION, DER-WAALS INTERACTIONS, SOLID CUBANE, FORCE-FIELD, X-RAY, DFT-D, VAN, COMPLEXES, ENERGY



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Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Bionanosystem (2007-2015)

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