The quasi-particle energy levels of the Zn-Phthalocyanine (ZnPc) molecule calculated with the GW approximation are shown to depend sensitively on the explicit description of the metal-center semicore states. We find that the calculated GW energy levels are in good agreement with the measured experimental photoemission spectra only when explicitly including the Zn 3s and 3p semicore states in the valence. The main origin of this effect is traced back to the exchange term in the self-energy GW approximation. Based on this finding, we propose a simplified approach for correcting GW calculations of metal phthalocyanine molecules that avoids the time-consuming explicit treatment of the metal semicore states. Our method allows for speeding up the calculations without compromising the accuracy of the computed spectra.
|Titolo:||Importance of semicore states in GW calculations for simulating accurately the photoemission spectra of metal phthalocyanine molecules|
|Autori:||Umari P; Fabris S|
|Rivista:||THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.4705360|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|