The unrestricted local properties: application in nanoelectronics and for predicting radicals reactivity

  • Pavlo O. DralEmail author
Original Paper
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on the occasion of Prof. Tim Clark’s 65th birthday


The local electron affinity (EAL) and the local ionization energy (IEL) are successfully used for predicting properties of closed-shell species for drug design and for nanoelectronics. Here the respective unrestricted Hartree–Fock variants of EAL and IEL, i.e., the unrestricted local electron affinity (UHF–EAL) and ionization energy (UHF–IEL), have been shown to be useful for predicting properties of open-shell species. UHF–EAL and UHF–IEL have been applied for explaining unique electronic properties of an exemplary nanomaterial carbon peapod. It is also demonstrated that UHF–EAL is useful for predicting and better understanding reactivity of radicals related to alkanes activation.


Carbon nanotubes Fullerene Local electron affinity Local ionization energy Local properties Nanoelectronics 



This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of SFB 953 “Synthetic Carbon Allotropes” and by the Universität Bayern e.V. via a stipend within the Bavarian Elite Aid Program.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer-Chemie-Centrum and Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular MaterialsUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für KohlenforschungMülheim an der RuhrGermany

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