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Title: Optimized coordinates in vibrational coupled cluster calculations

The use of variationally optimized coordinates, which minimize the vibrational self-consistent field (VSCF) ground state energy with respect to orthogonal transformations of the coordinates, has recently been shown to improve the convergence of vibrational configuration interaction (VCI) towards the exact full VCI [K. Yagi, M. Ke├želi, and S. Hirata, J. Chem. Phys. 137, 204118 (2012)]. The present paper proposes an incorporation of optimized coordinates into the vibrational coupled cluster (VCC), which has in the past been shown to outperform VCI in approximate calculations where similar restricted state spaces are employed in VCI and VCC. An embarrassingly parallel algorithm for variational optimization of coordinates for VSCF is implemented and the resulting coordinates and potentials are introduced into a VCC program. The performance of VCC in optimized coordinates (denoted oc-VCC) is examined through pilot applications to water, formaldehyde, and a series of water clusters (dimer, trimer, and hexamer) by comparing the calculated vibrational energy levels with those of the conventional VCC in normal coordinates and VCI in optimized coordinates. For water clusters, in particular, oc-VCC is found to gain orders of magnitude improvement in the accuracy, exemplifying that the combination of optimized coordinates localized to each monomer with the size-extensive VCC wavemore » function provides a supreme description of systems consisting of weakly interacting sub-systems.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)
  2. Theoretical Molecular Science Laboratory and iTHES, RIKEN, Hirosawa 2-1, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253128
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ACCURACY; CONFIGURATION INTERACTION; FORMALDEHYDE; GROUND STATES; MONOMERS; ORTHOGONAL TRANSFORMATIONS; SELF-CONSISTENT FIELD; WATER; WAVE FUNCTIONS