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Finite-Temperature Single Molecule Vibrational Dynamics from Combined Density Functional Tight Binding Extended Lagrangian Dynamics Simulations and Time Series Analysis

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Combining a computationally efficient and affordable molecular dynamics approach, based on atom-centered density matrix propagation scheme, with the density functional tight binding semiempirical quantum mechanics, we study the vibrational dynamics of a single molecule at series of finite temperatures, spanning quite wide range. Data generated by molecular dynamics simulations are further analyzed and processed using time series analytic methods, based on correlation functions formalism, leading to both vibrational density of states spectra and infrared absorption spectra at finite temperatures. The temperature-induced dynamics in structural intramolecular parameters is correlated to the observed changes in the spectral regions relevant to molecular detection. In particular, we consider a case when an intramolecular X-H stretching vibrational states are notably dependent on the intramolecular torsional degree of freedom, the dynamics of which is, on the other hand, strongly temperature-dependent.

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Computer Sciences, Information Technology