Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Robert J. Harrison
Craig E. Barnes, Thomas J. Papenbrock, Charles Feigerle, Robert J. Hinde
Density functional theory is used to calculate the core excitation spectra of titanium structures. Specifically, the core-hole approximation is used. In this scenario, the excitation energies of core electrons are calculated using the approximation that the core energy level be frozen throughout the relaxation process of the orbitals. This allows a more acurate determination of the resulting X-ray spectra. The method described has been implemented in an NWChem module.
Carlen, William Ben, "Density Functional Calculation of X-Ray Absorption Spectra within the Core Hole Approximation: An Implementation in NWChem. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2010.