Applicability of Density Functional Tight Binding Method with Dispersion Correction to Investigate the Adsorption of Porphyrin/Porphycene Metal Complexes on Graphene

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    • Yamada Hiroko
    • Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    • Takano Yu
    • Graduate School of Information Sciences, Hiroshima City University


<p>Applicability of self-consistent-charge density-functional tight-binding method with dispersion correction (SCC-DFTB-D) was tested to the graphene adsorption of medium-sized molecules. We computed adsorbed structures of transition-metal complexes of porphyrin and porphycene on graphene, and evaluated the adsorption energies. The energies reasonably corresponded to the reference values evaluated by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Furthermore, we confirmed the model size dependence of energy less than 1 kcal mol<sup>−1</sup> by expanding the graphene size. SCC-DFTB-D can be an alternative choice for the computation of graphene adsorption of large molecules that are out of scope for typical DFT in terms of the computational cost.</p>


  • Chemistry Letters

    Chemistry Letters 46(1), 51-52, 2017

    The Chemical Society of Japan


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