In this paper we develop a "diatomic in molecules semiempirical ligand field" (DIMSELF) method to calculate ground and excited many-body potential energy surfaces for an arbitrary transition metal ion in an arbitrary complex system. This method is not restricted to a high-symmetry environment and is meant to be inexpensive and suitable for nonadiabatic excited states dynamics on-the-fly. Within the approximations employed, the method includes full CI (configuration interaction) and SO (spin-orbit) interactions, essential to the description of nonradiative transitions such as those of myoglobin in the presence of carbon monoxide. We test our method against high level ab initio calculations for a simple model system of myoglobin's heme pocket. Finally, we discuss our results and compare with previous calculations in the literature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry