Theoretical design of an aromatic hydrocarbon rotor driven by a circularly polarized electric field

Masahiro Yamaki, Kunihito Hoki, Takato Teranishi, Wilfredo Credo Chung, Fabio Pichierri, Hirohiko Kono, Yuichi Fujimura

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Abstract

An aromatic hydrocarbon rotor without functional groups is theoretically designed. Such a molecular rotor is free from long-range electrostatic interactions. Induced dipole interactions are the rotor-driving forces under a nonresonant excitation condition. As an example, a molecular rotor with a condensed aromatic ring, a pentacene moiety mounted on a phenyl-acetylene axle that is driven by a circularly polarized electric field is considered. Results of simulations of the quantum dynamics of a rotor that take into account short-range rotor-bath interactions are presented by numerically solving the density matrix equations of the rotational motions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9374-9378
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume111
Issue number38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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