Ab initio FSGO-CO calculations on two conformations of polyethylene demonstrate the importance of taking long-range coulombic interactions into account. The FSGO basis set proves to be useful for semi-quantitative predictions on geometries and electronic structures of saturated hydrocarbon polymers. A comparison between the valence XPS spectrum of polyethylene and the computed electronic density of states is reported.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry