A local view on cubic polarizability: Application to π-conjugated molecules

V. M. Geskin*, J. L. Brédas

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We present a partitioning scheme for the molecular third-order polarizability γ, in terms of local atomic contributions. These contributions allow a pictorial representation of γ in real space and its easy evaluation for long conjugated molecules. A good insight is obtained into the origin of the sign and value of the static γ in unsubstituted and push-pull polyenes and cyanines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-489
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier, France
Duration: Jul 12 1998Jul 18 1998


  • Models of nonlinear phenomena
  • Semiempirical models and model calculations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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