%0 Journal Article
%J Journal of Chemical Physics
%D 2006
%T Self-consistent quantum mechanical model for the description of excitation energy transfers in molecules at interfaces
%A Curutchet, Carles
%A Cammi, Roberto
%A Mennucci, Benedetta
%A Corni, Stefano
%K anisotropic dielectrics
%K complex
%K condensed matter
%K dependence
%K Dynamics
%K ionic-solutions
%K particles
%K polarizable continuum model
%K solvent
%K surface
%N 5
%V 125
%X In this paper we present a quantum mechanical model to study excitation energy transfers in molecular systems located in the vicinity of an interface. The model is based on an approximate solution of the time-dependent density functional theory equations and solvent effects are introduced in terms of the integral equation formalism version of the polarizable continuum model. A unique characteristic of this model is that environment induced polarizing effects on the interacting molecules and screening effects on their interaction are included in a coherent and self-consistent way. The model is applied to different situations of the ethylene dimer in the vicinity of an air/water interface and compared with an alternative quantum electrodynamics approach. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.
%8 2006
%@ 0021-9606