# Publications

No. of Publications: 70

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## Core Electron Binding Energies in Solids from Periodic All-Electron Δ-Self-Consistent-Field Calculations

### Core Electron Binding Energies in Solids from Periodic All-Electron Delta-Self-Consistent-Field Calculations

J. Matthias Kahk, Georg S. Michelitsch, Reinhard J. Maurer, Karsten Reuter, Johannes Lischner, **J. Phys. Chem. Lett.** 12, 9353-9359 (2021)

#### "We present an approach to calculate accurate core electron binding energies of a variety of materials based on Delta-self-consistent-field calculations that are referenced to the valence band maximum. We further show that the resulting simulations provide excellent agreement with experimental X-ray photoemission spectroscopy data."

## The Nuts and Bolts of Ab-Initio Core-Hole Simulations for K-shell X-Ray Photoemission and Absorption Spectra

### The Nuts and Bolts of Ab-Initio Core-Hole Simulations for K-shell X-Ray Photoemission and Absorption Spectra

B. Klein, S. J. Hall, R. J. Maurer, **J. Phys. Condens. Matter** 33, 154005 (2020)

##### "We present the numerical and technical details of our variants of the DeltaSCF and transition potential method (coined DeltaIP-TP) to simulate XPS and NEXAFS transitions. Using exemplary molecules in gas-phase, in bulk crystals, and at metal-organic interfaces, we systematically assess how practical simulation choices affect the stability and accuracy of simulations. We particularly focus on the choice of aperiodic or periodic description of systems and how spurious charge effects in periodic calculations affect the simulation outcomes. For the benefit of practitioners in the field, we discuss sensible default choices, limitations of the methods, and future prospects."

## Computational design of metal-supported molecular switches: Transient ion formation during light- and electron-induced isomerisation of azobenzene

### Computational design of metal-supported molecular switches: Transient ion formation during light- and electron-induced isomerisation of azobenzene

R. J. Maurer and K. Reuter, **J. Phys. Condens Matter**, DOI:10.1088/1361-648X/aaf0e1 (2018), Invited Article

#### "Using DFT and linear expansion Delta-Self-Consistent DFT excited-state calculations, we systematically analyse important design parameters that define successful light-induced molecular switching of azobenzene."

## Spin manipulation by creation of single-molecule radical cations

### Spin manipulation by creation of single-molecule radical cations

S. Karan, N. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. He, I-P. Hong, H. Song, J.-T. Lü, Y. Wang, L. Peng, K. Wu, G. S. Michelitsch, R. J. Maurer, K. Diller, K. Reuter, A. Weissmann, and R. Berndt, **Phys. Rev. Lett.**, 116, 027201 (2016)

#### We investigate magnetic switching of all-trans-retinoic acid adsorbed on a Au(111) surface using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Density Functional Theory.

## Excited-state potential-energy surfaces of metal-adsorbed organic molecules from linear expansion Δ-self-consistent field density-functional theory (ΔSCF-DFT)

### Excited-state potential-energy surfaces of metal-adsorbed organic molecules from linear expansion Δ-self-consistent field density-functional theory (ΔSCF-DFT)

R. J. Maurer, K. Reuter, **J. Chem. Phys.** 139, 014708 (2013)

#### We implement and test a method to efficiently calculate excited states of organic molecules on metal surfaces.

## Assessing computationally efficient isomerization dynamics: ΔSCF density-functional theory study of azobenzene molecular switching

### Assessing computationally efficient isomerization dynamics: ΔSCF density-functional theory study of azobenzene molecular switching

R. J. Maurer, K. Reuter, **J. Chem. Phys. **135, 224303 (2011)