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Title: SS{sub p}G: A strongly orthogonal geminal method with relaxed strong orthogonality

Strong orthogonality is an important constraint placed on geminal wavefunctions in order to make variational minimization tractable. However, strong orthogonality prevents certain, possibly important, excited configurations from contributing to the ground state description of chemical systems. The presented method lifts strong orthogonality constraint from geminal wavefunction by computing a perturbative-like correction to each geminal independently from the corrections to all other geminals. The method is applied to the Singlet-type Strongly orthogonal Geminals variant of the geminal wavefunction. Comparisons of this new SS{sub p}G method are made to the non-orthogonal AP1roG and the unconstrained Geminal Mean-Field Configuration Interaction method using small atomic and molecular systems. The correction is also compared to Density Matrix Renormalization Group calculations performed on long polyene chains in order to assess its scalability and applicability to large strongly correlated systems. The results of these comparisons demonstrate that although the perturbative correction is small, it may be a necessary first step in the systematic improvement of any strongly orthogonal geminal method.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22310730
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 16; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CONFIGURATION INTERACTION; CORRECTIONS; DENSITY MATRIX; GROUND STATES; MEAN-FIELD THEORY; MINIMIZATION; VARIATIONAL METHODS