Lattice vibrational analysis of polyacene
Department of Physics, Fudan University, 200433 Shanghai, P.R. China
2 College of Physics, Hebei Normal University, 050016 Shijiazhuang, P.R. China
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Published online: 11 February 2005
Within an extended Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model, we made a lattice vibrational analysis of polyacene. In a singly-charged polyacene, the ground state contains an interchain-coupled polaron of quasi- symmetry, around which we found thirteen localized modes in total. Among these localized modes, five (three and two ) are infrared active, six (four Ag and two ) modes are Raman active, and the other two localized modes are asymmetric, which are both infrared active and Raman active. For the case a charged polaron is coupled with a neutral soliton in a finite polyacene chain, the vibrational modes are also calculated to display the coupling effect between self-trapping excitations on phonons. It is found that the localized phonons are determined mainly by the charged polaron, but the number and frequencies of the localized modes are influenced by the existence of the neutral soliton.
PACS: 63.22.+m – Phonons or vibrational states in low-dimensional structures and nanoscale materials / 63.20.Pw – Localized modes
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