Theoretical ab initio calculations of the electron affinity of thymine

Nathan A. Oyler, Ludwik Adamowicz

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It was determined in ab initio calculations that an electron can attach to thymine, forming a stable anion. The electron is attached predominantly to the positive end of the molecular dipole moment; however, some contribution from the covalent character is also present. The adiabatic electron affinity for this process is estimated to be only 0.088 eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 4 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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