Theoretica chimica acta

, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 383–389 | Cite as

The use of improved atomic orbitals in the evaluation of zero-field splitting integrals

  • Diana Capello
  • Alberte Pullman


The effect of improving the 2pz-atomic orbital representation on the values of molecular zero-field splitting integrals is assessed on the example of the two-center Coulomb integral involving the (r2−3z2)/r5 operator in the cases of nitrogen and carbon. The results suggest that the use of the classical Slater orbital or its Gaussian equivalent may be misleading.


Nitrogen Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Atomic Orbital 
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Ein spezielles, bei der Berechnung der molekularen Nullfeldaufspaltung von Tripletts auftretendes Zweizentrenintegral wird in AbhÄngigkeit von der Güte der 2pz-Orbitale des Kohlenstoff- bzw. Stickstoffatoms untersucht. Offenbar sind die üblichen Slaterorbitale und deren Approximation durch Gau\funktionen ungeeignet.


On a étudié l'effet de l'amélioration de la base d'orbitales atomiques 2pz sur les valeurs des intégrales qui interviennent dans le calcul de la séparation des niveaux d'un triplet moléculaire en l'absence de champ magnétique. L'utilisation de l'orbitale de Slater classique ou de son équivalent en Gaussienne peut conduire à des conclusions appréciablement erronées.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Capello
    • 1
  • Alberte Pullman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Laboratoire de Biochimie Théoriqueassocié au CNRSParis

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