Research Articles

  1. L. M. Ibele, Y. Lassmann, T. J. Martínez, B. F. E. CurchodComparing (stochastic-selection) ab initio multiple spawning with trajectory surface hopping for the photodynamics of cyclopropanone, fulvene, and dithiane, J. Chem. Phys., 154, 104110 (2021).
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  2. D. Shchepanovska, R. J. Shannon, B. F. E. Curchod, D. R. Glowacki, Nonadiabatic kinetics in the intermediate coupling regime: comparing molecular dynamics to an energy grained master equation, submitted (2021).
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  3. L. Salah, M. K. Etherington, A. Shuaib, A. Danos, A. A. Nazeer, B. Ghazal, A. Prlj, A. T. Turley, A. Mallick, P. R. McGonigal, B. F. E. Curchod, A. P. Monkman and S. Makhseed, Suppressing Dimer Formation by Increasing Conformational Freedom in Multi-Carbazole Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters, J. Mater. Chem. C, 9, 189 (2021).
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  4. B. F. E. Curchod, W. J. Glover, T. J. Martínez, SSAIMS – Stochastic-Selection Ab Initio Multiple Spawning for Efficient Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics, J. Phys. Chem. A, 124, 6133 (2020).
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  5. S. Pathak, L. M. Ibele, R. Boll, C. Callegari, A. Demidovich, B. Erk, R. Feifel, R. Forbes, M. Di Fraia, L. Giannessi, C. S. Hansen, D. M. P. Holland, R. A. Ingle, R. Mason, O. Plekan, K. C. Prince, A. Rouzée, R. J. Squibb, J. Tross, M. N. R. Ashfold, B. F. E. Curchod, D. Rolles, Tracking the ultraviolet-induced photochemistry of thiophenone during and after ultrafast ring opening, Nat. Chem., 12, 795 (2020).
    AbstractarXiv – K-State Newsphys.org NewsNature Research Blog – Highlight in Nature Reviews Chemistry – Elettra Top Story – Cover article.2020_NatChem_LQ
  6. A. T. Turley, A. Danos, A. Prlj, A. P. Monkman, B. F. E. Curchod, P. R. McGonigal, M. K. Etherington, Modulation of Charge Transfer by N-Alkylation to Control Photoluminescence Energy and Quantum Yield, Chem. Sci., 11, 6990 (2020).
    AbstractChemRxiv – Open access
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  7. A. Prlj, L. M. Ibele, E. Marsili, B. F. E. Curchod, On the Theoretical Determination of Photolysis Properties for Atmospheric Volatile Organic Compounds, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 11, 5418 (2020).
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  8. L. M. Ibele, B. F. E. Curchod, A Molecular Perspective on Tully Models for Nonadiabatic Dynamics, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 22, 15183 (2020).
    Abstract – Open access. Zip file with all initial conditions of the models.
    Selected as a 2020 Hot Article. Cover article.
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  9. C. Anstöter, B. F. E. Curchod, and J. R. R. Verlet, Geometric and electronic structure probed along the isomerisation coordinate of a photoactive yellow protein chromophore, Nat. Commun., 11, 2827 (2020).
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  10. L. M. Ibele, A. Nicolson, B. F. E. Curchod, Excited-State Dynamics of Molecules with Classically-Driven Trajectories and Gaussians,  Mol. Phys.118, e1665199 (2020).
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  11. L. Y. M. Eymann, A. Shved, B. F. E. Curchod, Y. Liu, O. Planes, A. Sienkiewicz, R. Scopelliti, F. F. Tirani, and K. Severin, Synthesis of an Organic Super-Electron-Donor by Reaction of Nitrous Oxide with an N-Heterocyclic Olefin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 17112 (2019).
    Abstract – Chemistry Views articleja9b10660_0008
  12. F. Agostini, B. F. E. Curchod, Different Flavors of Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics, WIREs Comp. Mol. Sci, 9, e1417 (2019).
    Abstract – Highlight 1 – Highlight 2 – Front CoverCNRS News Agostini_et_al-2019-Wiley_Interdisciplinary_Reviews__Computational_Molecular_Science
  13. B. Mignolet, B. F. E. CurchodExcited-State Molecular Dynamics Triggered by Light Pulses – Ab Initio Multiple Spawning vs Trajectory Surface Hopping, J. Phys. Chem. A, 123, 3582 (2019).
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  14. M. Duchi, M. P. O’Hagan, R. Kumar, S. J. Bennie, M. C. Galan, B. F. E. Curchod, T. A. A. Oliver, Exploring ultraviolet photoinduced charge-transfer dynamics in a model dinucleotide of guanine and thymine, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 21, 14407 (2019).
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  15. B. Mignolet, B. F. E. CurchodSteering the outcome of a photochemical reaction – an in silico experiment on the H2CSO sulfine using few-femtosecond dump pulses, J. Chem. Phys. (Comm.), 150, 101101 (2019).
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  16. T. Keane, T. Rees, E. Baranoff, B. F. E. Curchod, Capturing the interplay between spin-orbit coupling and non-Condon effects on the photoabsorption spectra of Ru and Os dyes, J. Mater. Chem. C, 7, 6564 (2019).
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  17. B. Mignolet, B. F. E. Curchod, F. Remacle, T. J. Martínez, Sub-femtosecond Stark control of molecular photoexcitation with near single-cycle pulses, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 10, 742 (2019).
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  18. J. P. Rodgers, C. S. Anstöter, J. N. Bull, B. F. E. Curchod, J. R. R. Verlet, Photoelectron Spectroscopy of the Hexafluorobenzene Cluster Anions: (C6F6)−n (n = 1 − 5) and I−(C6F6), J. Phys. Chem. A, 123, 1602 (2019).
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  19. F. Agostini, E. K. U. Gross, B. F. E. Curchod, Electron-Nuclear Entanglement in the Time-Dependent Molecular Wavefunction, Comput. Theor. Chem., 1151, 99 (2019).
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  20. M. Chadwick, B. F. E. Curchod, R. Scopelliti, F. F. Tirani, E. Solari, K. Severin, Azo‐MICs: Redox‐Active Mesoionic Carbene Ligands Derived from Azoimidazolium DyesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 1764 (2019).


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  21. J. Suchan, D. Hollas, B. F. E. Curchod, P. Slavíček, On the Importance of Initial Conditions for Excited-State Dynamics, Faraday Discuss., 212, 307 (2018).
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  22. B. F. E. Curchod, F. Agostini, I. Tavernelli, CT-MQC – A Coupled-Trajectory Mixed Quantum/Classical method including nonadiabatic quantum coherence effectsEur. Phys. J. B, 91, 168 (2018).
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  23. F. Agostini and B. F. E. Curchod, When the Exact Factorization Meets Conical Intersections…, Eur. Phys. J. B, 91, 141 (2018).
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  24. B. Mignolet and B. F. E. CurchodA walk through the approximations of ab initio multiple spawning, J. Chem. Phys., 148, 134110 (2018).
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  25. B. F. E. Curchod and T. J. Martínez, Ab Initio Nonadiabatic Quantum Molecular Dynamics, Chem. Rev., 118, 3305 (2018).
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  26. M. R. McGillen, B. F. E. Curchod, R. Chhantyal-Pun, J. M. Beames, N. Watson, M. A. H. H. Khan, L. McMahon, D. E. Shallcross, A. J. Orr-Ewing, Criegee Intermediate–Alcohol Reactions, A Potential Source of Functionalized Hydroperoxides in the AtmosphereACS Earth Space Chem., 1, 664 (2017).
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  27. S. J. Bennie, B. F. E. Curchod, F. R. Manby, D. R. Glowacki, Pushing the Limits of EOM-CCSD with Projector-Based Embedding for Excitation Energies, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8, 5559 (2017).
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  28. H. J. B. Marroux, B. F. E. Curchod, C. A. Faradji, T. A. Shuttleworth, H. A. Sparkes, P. G. Pringle, and A. J. Orr-Ewing, Spin changes accompany ultrafast structural interconversion in the ground state of a cobalt nitrosyl complex, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 13713 (2017).
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  29. T. W. Rees, JF. Liao, A. Sinopoli, L. Male, G. Calogero,  B. F. E. Curchod, and Etienne Baranoff, Synthesis and characterization of a series of bis-homoleptic cycloruthenates with terdentate ligands as a family of panchromatic dyes, Inorg. Chem., 56, 9903 (2017).
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  30. Z. Li, L. Inhester, C. Liekhus-Schmaltz, B. F. E. Curchod, J. W. Snyder Jr.,  N. Medvedev, J. Cryan, T. Osipov, S. Pabst,  O. Vendrell, P. Bucksbaum, and T. J. Martínez, Ultrafast isomerization in acetylene dication after carbon K-shell ionization, Nat. Commun., 8, 453 (2017).
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  31. M. Micciarelli, B. F. E. Curchod, S. Bonella, C. Altucci, R. Velotta, U. Rothlisberger, and I. Tavernelli, Characterization of Photochemical Properties of 5-Benzyluracil via Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory, J. Phys. Chem. A, 121, 3909 (2017).
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  32. B. F. E. Curchod and F. Agostini, On the Dynamics through a Conical Intersection, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8, 831 (2017).
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  33. B. F. E. Curchod, A Sisto, and T. J. Martínez, Ab Initio Multiple Spawning Photochemical Dynamics of DMABN Using GPUs, J. Phys. Chem. A, 121, 265 (2017).
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  34. B. Mignolet, B. F. E. Curchod, and T. J. Martínez, XFAIMS – eXternal Field Ab Initio Multiple Spawning for Electron-Nuclear Dynamics Triggered by Short Laser PulsesJ. Chem. Phys. (Communication), 145, 191104 (2016).
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  35. B. Mignolet, B. F. E. Curchod, and T. J. Martínez, Rich Athermal Ground-State Chemistry Triggered by Dynamics through a Conical IntersectionAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 14993 (2016).
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  36. B. F. E. Curchod, F. Agostini, and E. K. U. Gross, An Exact Factorization Perspective on Quantum Interferences in Nonadiabatic Dynamics, J. Chem. Phys., 145, 034103 (2016).
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  37. J. W. Snyder Jr., B. F. E. Curchod, and T. J. Martínez, GPU-Accelerated State-Averaged CASSCF Interfaced with Ab Initio Multiple Spawning Unravels the Photodynamics of Provitamin D3,  J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 2444 (2016).
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  38. M. Marmier, G. Cecot, B. F. E. Curchod, P. Pattison, E. Solari, R. Scopelliti, and K. Severin, Surface functionalization of dinuclear clathrochelates via Pd catalyzed cross-coupling reactions: facile synthesis of polypyridyl metalloligands, Dalton Trans., 45, 8422 (2016).
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  39. B. F. E. Curchod, C. Rauer, P. Marquetand, L. González, and T. J. Martínez, GAIMS – Generalized Ab Initio Multiple Spawning for both Internal Conversion and Intersystem Crossing Processes, J. Chem. Phys. (Communication), 144, 101102 (2016).
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  40. Y. Wang, N. Sun, B. F. E. Curchod, L. Male, D. Ma, J. Fan, W. Zhu, and E. Baranoff, Tuning the Oxidation Potential of 2-Phenylpyridine-based Iridium Complexes to Improve the Performance of Bluish and White OLEDs, J. Mat. Chem. C, 4, 3738 (2016).
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  41. S. Mathew, N. Ashari-Astani, B. F. E. Curchod, J. H. Delcamp, J. Frey, U. Rothlisberger, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, and M. Grätzel, Synthesis, characterization and ab initio investigation of a panchromatic ullazine-porphyrin photosensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cell,  J. Mat. Chem. A, 4, 2332 (2016).
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  42. A. Prlj, B. F. E. Curchod, and C. Corminboeuf, Excited State Dynamics of Thiophene and Bithiophene: New Insights into Theoretically Challenging Systems, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 14719 (2015).
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  43. B. F. E. Curchod, T. J. Penfold,  U. Rothlisberger, and I. Tavernelli, Local Control Theory in Trajectory Surface Hopping Dynamics Applied to the Excited-State Proton Transfer of 4-Hydroxyacridine, ChemPhysChem, 16, 2127 (2015).
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  44. E. Baranoff and B. F. E. CurchodFIrpic: Archetypal Blue Phosphorescent Emitter for Electroluminescence, Dalton Trans., 44, 8318, (2015).
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  45. A. Prlj, B. F. E. Curchod, A. Fabrizio, L. Floryan, and C. Corminboeuf, Qualitatively Incorrect Features in the TDDFT Spectrum of Thiophene-Based Compounds, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 6, 13 (2015).
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  46. F. Franco de Carvalho, B. F. E. Curchod, T. J. Penfold, and I. Tavernelli, Derivation of Spin-Orbit Couplings in Collinear Linear-Response Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory: a rigorous formulation, J. Chem. Phys., 140, 144103 (2014).
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  47. J. Frey, B. F. E. Curchod, R. Scopelliti, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, and E. Baranoff, Structure-Property Relationships Based on Hammett Parameters in Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes: Application to the Design of a Fluorine-free FIrPic-like EmitterDalton Trans., 43, 5667 (2014).
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  48. F. Franco de Carvalho, M. E. F. Bouduban, B. F. E. Curchod, and I. Tavernelli, Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics Based on TrajectoriesEntropy, 16, 62 (2014).
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  49. S. Mathew, A. Yella, P. Gao, R. Humphry-Baker, B. F. E. Curchod, N. Ashari-Astani, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, and M. Graetzel, Molecular Engineering of Porphyrin Sensitizers to Achieve 13% Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar CellsNature Chem., 6, 242 (2014).
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  50. B. F. E. Curchod, T. J. Penfold, U. Rothlisberger, and I. Tavernelli, Nonadiabatic Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics using Linear-Response Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory, Cent. Eur. J. Phys., 11, 1059 (2013).
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  51. C. M. Isborn, B. D. Mar, B. F. E. Curchod, I. Tavernelli, and T. J. Martínez, The Charge Transfer Problem in Density Functional Theory Calculations of Aqueously Solvated Molecules, J. Phys. Chem. B, 117, 12189 (2013).
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  52. B. F. E. Curchod, U. Rothlisberger, and I. Tavernelli, Trajectory-Based Nonadiabatic Dynamics within Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory, ChemPhysChem, 14, 1314 (2013).
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  53. L. E. Polander, A. Yella, B. F. E. Curchod, N. Ashari Astani, J. Teuscher, R. Scopelliti, P. Gao, S. Mathew, J.-E. Moser, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, M. Graetzel, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, and J. Frey, Towards Compatibility between Ruthenium Sensitizers and Cobalt Electrolytes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52, 8731 (2013).
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  54. B. F. E. Curchod and I. Tavernelli, On Trajectory-Based Nonadiabatic Dynamics: Bohmian Dynamics versus Trajectory Surface Hopping, J. Chem. Phys., 138, 184112 (2013).
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  55. A. Yella, R. Humphry-Baker, B. F. E. Curchod, N. Ashari Astani, J. Teuscher, L. E. Polander, S. Mathew, J.-E. Moser, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, M. Graetzel, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, and J. Frey, Molecular Engineering of a Fluorene Donor for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Chem. Mater., 25, 2733 (2013).
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  56. B. F. E. Curchod, T. J. Penfold, U. Rothlisberger, and I. Tavernelli, Local Control Theory using Trajectory Surface Hopping and Linear-Response Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory, Chimia, 67, 218 (2013).
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  57. L. E. Polander, A. Yella, J. Teuscher, R. Humphry-Baker, B. F. E. Curchod, N. Ashari Astani, P. Gao, J.-E. Moser, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, J. Frey, and M. Graetzel, Unravelling the Potential for Dithienopyrrole Sensitizers in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Chem. Mater., 25, 2642 (2013).
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  58. E. Baranoff, B. F. E. Curchod, F. Monti, F. Steimer, G. Accorsi, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, R. Scopelliti, M. Grätzel, and Md. K. Nazeeruddin, Influence of Halogen Atoms on a Homologous Series of Bis-Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes, Inorg. Chem., 51, 799 (2012).
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  59. T. J. Penfold, B. F. E. Curchod, I. Tavernelli, R. Abela, U. Rothlisberger, and M. Chergui, Simulations of X-Ray Absorption Spectra: the Effect of the Solvent, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 9444 (2012).
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  60. F. Kessler, B. F. E. Curchod, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, R. Scopelliti, D. Di Censo, M Gratzel, Md. Khaja Nazeeruddin, and E. Baranoff, Simple Approach to Room Temperature Phosphorescent Allenylidene Complexes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 8030 (2012).
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  61. B. F. E. Curchod, I. Tavernelli, and U. Rothlisberger, Excited State Dynamics with Quantum Trajectories, Chimia, 4, 174 (2012).
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  62. M. Marín-Suárez, B. F. E. Curchod, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, R. Scopelliti, J. Il, D. Di Censo, M. Gratzel, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, J. F. Fernandez-Sanchez, A. Fernandez-Gutierrez, and E. Baranoff, Nanocomposites Containing Neutral Blue Emitting Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Emitters for Oxygen Sensing, Chem. Mater., 24, 2330 (2012).
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  63. E. Baranoff, B. F. E. Curchod, J. Frey, F. Kessler, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger, R. Scopelliti, M. Grätzel, and Md. K. Nazeeruddin, Acid-Induced Degradation of Dopants for OLEDs and its Application to the Synthesis of Tris-Heteroleptic Ir(III) Bis-Cyclometallated Complexes, Inorg. Chem., 51, 215 (2012).
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  64. B. F. E. Curchod, T. J. Penfold, U. Rothlisberger, and I. Tavernelli, Local Control Theory in Trajectory-Based Nonadiabatic Dynamics, Phys. Rev. A, 84, 042507 (2011).
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  65. I. Tavernelli, B. F. E. Curchod, and U. Rothlisberger, Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics with Solvent Effects: a LR-TDDFT QM/MM Study of Ruthenium (II) Tris(bipyridine) in Water, Chem. Phys., 391, 101 (2011).
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  66. B. F. E. Curchod and F. P. Rotzinger, The Cause of the Tremendeous Acceleration of the Chloride Substitution via a Base Catalysis in the Chloro Pentammine Cobalt(III) Ion, Inorg. Chem., 50, 8728 (2011).
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  67. B. F. E. Curchod, I. Tavernelli, and U. Rothlisberger, Trajectory-Based Solution of the Nonadiabatic Quantum Dynamics Equations: an On-the-fly Approach for Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Communication), 13, 3231 (2011).
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  68. B. F. E. Curchod, P. Campomanes, A. Laktionov, M. Neri, T. J. Penfold, S. Vanni, I. Tavernelli, and U. Rothlisberger, Mixed Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical (QM/MM) simulations of Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Ultrafast Phenomena, Chimia, 5, 330 (2011).
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  69. E. Brunk, N. Ashari, P. Athri, P. Campomanes, F. Franco de Carvalho, B. F. E. Curchod, P. Diamantis, M. Domer, J. Garrec, A. Laktionov, M. Micciarelli, M. Neri, , G. Palermo, T. J. Penfold, S. Vanni, I. Tavernelli, and U. Rothlisberger, Pushing the Frontiers of First-Principles Based Computer Simulations of Chemical and Biological Systems, Chimia, 9, 667, (2011).
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  70. I. Tavernelli, B. F. E. Curchod, A. Laktionov, and U. Rothlisberger, Nonadiabatic Coupling Vectors for Excited States within Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory in the Tamm-Dancoff Approximation and Beyond, J. Chem. Phys., 133, 194104 (2010).
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  71. I. Tavernelli, B. F. E. Curchod, and U. Rothlisberger, Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics with Time-Dependent External Fields: A TDDFT Approach, Phys. Rev. A, 81, 052508 (2010).
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  72. B. Dutta, B. F. E. Curchod, P. Campomanes, E. Solari, R. Scopelliti, U. Rothlisberger, and K. Severin, Reactions of Alkynes with RuCl(Cyclopentadienyl) Complexes: The Important First Steps, Chem. Eur. J., 16, 8400 (2010).
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  73. I. Tavernelli, B. F. E. Curchod, and U. Rothlisberger, On Nonadiabatic Coupling Vectors in Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory, J. Chem. Phys., 131, 196101 (2009).
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