Ура! Наша первая статья в Ростоке напечатана онлайн ! Читаем и дружно наслаждаемся! Electronic excitation spectra of the [Ir(ppy) 2 (bpy)] + photosensitizer bound to small silver clusters Ag n ( n = 1–6) Olga S. Bokareva , Sergey I. Bokarev and Oliver Kühn Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. , 2012, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C2CP00011C Received 03 Jan 2012, Accepted 17 Feb 2012 First published on the web 17 Feb 2012 The changes in nature and order of the excited electronic states of the photosensitizer [Ir(ppy) 2 (bpy)] + upon binding to small silver clusters, Ag n ( n = 1–6), were studied theoretically using the linear response TDDFT method with the range-separated LC-BLYP functional. Binding energies and localization of HOMO and LUMO orbitals are found to oscillate with the number of silver atoms. Special emphasis is put on the discussion of long-range charge transfer transitions between the photosensitizer and the silver cluster. The energies of these transitions were found to be only slightly dependent on the relative orientations of both fragments, but strongly dependent on the intermolecular distance. The absorption spectrum of the combined system does not show a systematic trend with respect to cluster size, but it is strongly modified by the charge transfer transitions. Possible photophysical processes of the systems containing larger clusters are discussed.