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Title: Use of the rVV10 Nonlocal Correlation Functional in the B97M-V Density Functional: Defining B97M-rV and Related Functionals [On the Use of the rVV10 Nonlocal Correlation Functional in the B97M-V Density Functional: Defining B97M-rV and Related Functionals]

The VV10 and rVV10 nonlocal correlation functionals are consistently implemented and assessed, with the goal of determining if the rVV10 nonlocal correlation functional can replace the VV10 nonlocal correlation functional in the recently developed B97M-V density functional, to give the B97M-rV density functional. Along the way, four density functionals are simultaneously tested: VV10, rVV10, B97M-V, and B97M-rV. An initial assessment is carried out across the S22 data set, and the short-range damping variable, b, is varied for all four density functionals in order to determine the sensitivity of the functionals to the empirical parameter. The results of this test indicate that a value of b = 6 (fortuitously the same as that in B97M-V) is suitable for B97M-rV. The functionals are then compared across an extensive database of interaction energies, and it is demonstrated that B97M-rV either matches or outperforms B97M-V for all of the tests considered. Finally, the optimization of b across the S22 data set is extended to two range-separated hybrid density functionals, ωB97X-V and ωB97M-V, and a value of b = 6.2 is recommended for both ωB97X-rV and ωB97M-rV.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Southampton, Southampton (United Kingdom)
  4. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1948-7185
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1379673