The electronic states and patterns of delocalisation of [Fe4S4]3+ and [Fe4S4]1+ clusters as function of their topology are studied. It is shown that the states with equal charge distribution over the whole cluster are unstable. Already minor deviations from high cluster symmetry favour pair delocalisation of the 'excess' electron (hole). However, when two or more channels for delocalisation are nearly equivalent also other patterns of delocalisation are possible. The effect of delocalisation is different with respect to the sign of transfer parameters and exhibits different trends for the [Fe4S4]3+ and [Fe4S4]1+ clusters.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry