February 3, 2014
David Lingerfelt's paper titled "Dynamical Investigations of Inhomogenous Vibrational Broadening in Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Nanocrystals" was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. This is David's first publication in the Li group and his first-ever publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Congratulations David! The paper presents a method for simulating finite-temperature, inhomogenously broadened electronic absorption spectra of large systems with high densities of states and applies the method to the problem of peak broadening in dilute magnetic semiconductor nanocrystals. The approach accurately captures the temperature-dependent inhomogeneous broadening of the charge transfer transitions and resolves previous inconsistencies between theory and experiment. The paper is now available online.