Resonance Raman spectra of ortho-nitrophenol calculated by real-time time-dependent density functional theory.

Abstract

A new approach for the calculation of resonance Raman spectra is presented. The new method is based on dynamic polarizabilities from real-time time-dependent density functional theory, and its estimations are compared to two established techniques for the prediction of resonance Raman spectra. These established methods either use dynamic polarizabilities from linear-response time-dependent density functional theory or employ excited-state gradients. The three different ways to calculate resonance Raman spectra are investigated using the example of ortho-nitrophenol. The three methods give very similar results, respectively, for the four different exchange-correlation functionals applied. Thus, the new approach is validated for the calculation of resonance Raman intensities and advantages as well as disadvantages are discussed.

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