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Exciton dynamics

Simplifying organic complexity

Predicting the properties of complex organic molecules from first principles is computationally restrictive. But by modelling their behaviour as that of a series of scattering vertices, accurate calculations of their electronic structure become possible.

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Figure 1: Treating each part of a large conjugated molecule in terms of scattering vertices (top) within it makes calculation of excited states throughout the whole computationally tractable.

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Bittner, E. Simplifying organic complexity. Nature Phys 2, 591–592 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys404

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