Dynamical second-order Bethe-Salpeter equation kernel: a method for electronic excitation beyond the adiabatic approximation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a dynamical second-order kernel for the Bethe-Salpeter equation to calculate electronic excitation energies. The derivation takes explicitly the functional derivative of the exact second-order self energy with respect to the one-particle Green's function. It includes naturally a frequency dependence, going beyond the adiabatic approximation. Perturbative calculations under the Tamm-Dancoff approximation, using the configuration interaction singles (CIS) eigenvectors, reveal an appreciable improvement over CIS, time-dependent Hartree-Fock, and adiabatic time-dependent density functional theory results. The perturbative results also compare well with equation-of-motion coupled-cluster and experimental results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, D; Steinmann, SN; Yang, W

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 139 / 15

Start / End Page

  • 154109 -

PubMed ID

  • 24160502

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7690

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.4824907


  • eng