Density functional theory investigation of electronic structure and muon hyperfine interaction in isolated adenine and thymine

Wan Nurfadhilah Zaharim, Shukri Sulaiman, Ammaina Jamaludin, Harison Rozak, Isao Watanabe

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Abstract

In DFT calculation, a basis set is an important factor in determining the quality of results, especially for hyperfine interaction where changes in the local geometry and electronic structure can have a big impact. The use of extensive basis sets is always desirable and is expected to produce better results. However, for DNA molecules of more than 10 base-pairs, all-electron geometry optimization calculation using large basis sets such as 6-311++G(d,p) is prohibitively difficult even on a supercomputer. An alternative is to use smaller basis sets such as 6-31G which is used in this work. Thus, the objective of the work reported here is to determine whether 6-31G basis set is suitable to be used to study muon hyperfine interaction in short DNA molecule. It is found that in comparison with 6-311++G(d,p), 6-31G does not change the ranking of muon sites stability in isolated adenine and thymine. Furthermore, the 6-31G calculated muon HFCCs are slightly closer to the experimental values.

Original languageEnglish
Article number47
JournalInteractions
Volume245
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Dec

Keywords

  • Adenine
  • Density functional theory
  • Hyperfine interaction
  • Muon
  • Thymine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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