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Perturbation-adapted perturbation theory

Knowles, Peter J. 2022. Perturbation-adapted perturbation theory. The Journal of Chemical Physics 156 , 011101. 10.1063/5.0079853

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A new general approach is introduced for defining an optimum zero-order Hamiltonian for Rayleigh–Schrödinger perturbation theory. Instead of taking the operator directly from a model problem, it is constructed to be a best fit to the exact Hamiltonian within any desired functional form. When applied to many-body perturbation theory for electrons, strongly improved convergence is observed in cases where the conventional Fock Hamiltonian leads to divergence or slow convergence.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
ISSN: 0021-9606
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 January 2022
Date of Acceptance: 6 December 2021
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2022 11:42

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