By solving the first-principles many-body Bethe-Salpeter equation, we compare the optical properties of two prototype and technological relevant organic molecular crystals: picene and pentacene. Albeit very similar for the structural and electronic properties, picene and pentacene show remarkable differences in their optical spectra. While for pentacene the absorption onset is due to a charge-transfer exciton, in picene it is related to a strongly localized Frenkel exciton. The detailed comparison between the two materials allows us to discuss, on general grounds, how the interplay between the electronic band dispersion and the exchange electron-hole interaction plays a fundamental role in setting the nature of the exciton. It represents a clear example of the relevance of the competition between localization and delocalization in the description of two-particle electronic correlation. © 2012 American Physical Society.

Excitons in molecular crystals from first-principles many-body perturbation theory: Picene versus pentacene / Cudazzo, P.; Gatti, M.; Rubio, A.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS. - ISSN 1098-0121. - 86:19(2012). [10.1103/PhysRevB.86.195307]

Excitons in molecular crystals from first-principles many-body perturbation theory: Picene versus pentacene

Cudazzo P.;
2012-01-01

Abstract

By solving the first-principles many-body Bethe-Salpeter equation, we compare the optical properties of two prototype and technological relevant organic molecular crystals: picene and pentacene. Albeit very similar for the structural and electronic properties, picene and pentacene show remarkable differences in their optical spectra. While for pentacene the absorption onset is due to a charge-transfer exciton, in picene it is related to a strongly localized Frenkel exciton. The detailed comparison between the two materials allows us to discuss, on general grounds, how the interplay between the electronic band dispersion and the exchange electron-hole interaction plays a fundamental role in setting the nature of the exciton. It represents a clear example of the relevance of the competition between localization and delocalization in the description of two-particle electronic correlation. © 2012 American Physical Society.
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Cudazzo, P.; Gatti, M.; Rubio, A.
Excitons in molecular crystals from first-principles many-body perturbation theory: Picene versus pentacene / Cudazzo, P.; Gatti, M.; Rubio, A.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS. - ISSN 1098-0121. - 86:19(2012). [10.1103/PhysRevB.86.195307]
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