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1998

Liang-Chy Chien

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Measurements Of Kleinman-Disallowed Hyperpolarizability In Conjugated Chiral Molecules, S. Hubbard, R. Petschek, K. Singer, N. D'Sidocky, C. Hudson, Liang-Chy Chien, C. Henderson, P. Cahill Dec 1997

Measurements Of Kleinman-Disallowed Hyperpolarizability In Conjugated Chiral Molecules, S. Hubbard, R. Petschek, K. Singer, N. D'Sidocky, C. Hudson, Liang-Chy Chien, C. Henderson, P. Cahill

Liang-Chy Chien

We have designed a hyper-Rayleigh scattering scheme to measure six scalar invariants of the squared hyperpolarizability tensor beta(2). OUT theoretical approach expresses the rotational invariants of the irreducible beta components as scalars, which eliminates the need for difficult frame transformations. We applied our scheme to several conjugated chiral molecules and found that there are significant Kleinman-disallowed pseudotensor contributions to their hyperpolarizability. These components, along with a large optical rotation and the results of quantum-chemical calculations, indicate a handed nonplanar delocalization of the charge-transfer system in such molecules as predicted by quantum-chemical calculations and are expected to lead to macroscopic ...