The Range of Electron Correlation between Localized Molecular Orbitals. A Full Configuration Interaction Analysis for the NCCN Molecule

TitleThe Range of Electron Correlation between Localized Molecular Orbitals. A Full Configuration Interaction Analysis for the NCCN Molecule
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBytautas L, Ruedenberg K
Journal TitleJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume114
Pages8601-8612
Date Published8/26
ISBN Number1089-5639
Accession NumberISI:000280962400011
Keywordsab-initio, bethe-goldstone equations, correlation-energy extrapolation, coupled-cluster theory, excited-states, formula periodic-table, matrix renormalization-group, perturbation-theory, quantum-chemistry, wave-functions
Abstract

A many-body expansion of the correlation energy has been formulated in terms of localized molecular orbitals, and the CEEIS (correlation energy extrapolation by intrinsic scaling) method has been used for the evaluation of local full configuration interaction energies in this context. No truncations were applied in the correlating virtual space. With this combination of methods, the full valence Cl energy of the molecule NCCN has been calculated within 0.1 mhartree for cc-pVDZ basis sets (configuration space dimension = 10(19)) With appropriate choice of localized orbitals, the many-body expansion was converged to this accuracy with the four-body terms The individual many-body terms exhibited a rapid decrease with the distance between the localized orbitals. For the orbitals chosen, the conjugated triple bonds presented no problems. The analysis of the various contributions furnishes rigorous quantitative ab initio benchmarks for the range of intramolecular electron correlations

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DOI10.1021/Jp9120595