Comparison of van der Waals corrected and sparse-matter density functionals for the metal-free phthalocyanine/gold interface
2014 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 89, no 4, 045416- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, we report a systematic study on the effect of different van der Waals dispersion correction methods in conjunction with Density Functional Theory on the adsorption characteristics of a monolayer of metal-free phthalocyanine on Au(111). The chosen dispersion corrections were DFT-D2, the Tkatchenko-Scheffler method with and without self-consistent screening, and four sparse-matter density functionals. A comparison among different dispersion corrections was performed and the results are related to available experimental scanning tunnel microscopy and x-ray standing-wave measurements for similar molecules on Au(111). We found that the Tkatchenko-Scheffler method as well as a sparse-matter density functional which employs the exchange potential of optB86b and the nonlocal correlation of Dion describe the adsorbed system, e. g., electronic and geometric structure with an adsorption distance of 3.3 angstrom, reasonably well within moderate computational costs.
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2014. Vol. 89, no 4, 045416- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221933DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.045416ISI: 000332225400008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221933DiVA: diva2:710451