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Benchmark studies of variational, unitary and extended coupled cluster methods

Cooper, Bridgette and Knowles, Peter James 2010. Benchmark studies of variational, unitary and extended coupled cluster methods. The Journal of Chemical Physics 133 (23) , 234102. 10.1063/1.3520564

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Comparative benchmark calculations are presented for coupled cluster theory in its standard formulation, as well as variational, extended, and unitary coupled cluster methods. The systems studied include HF, N2, and CN, and with cluster operators that for the first time include up to quadruple excitations. In cases where static correlation effects are weak, the differences between the predictions of molecular properties from each theory are negligible. When, however, static correlation is strong, it is demonstrated that variational coupled cluster theory can be significantly more robust than the traditional ansatz and offers a starting point on which to base single-determinant reference methods that can be used beyond the normal domain of applicability. These conclusions hold at all levels of truncation of the cluster operator, with the variational approach showing significantly smaller errors.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon compounds, coupled cluster calculations, hydrogen compounds, nitrogen
Additional Information: 9 pages Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 21/02/2014)
Publisher: American Institute of Physics,
ISSN: 0021-9606
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:08

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