Perturbed atoms in molecules and solids:the PATMOS model
A new computational method for electronic-structure studies of molecules and solids is presented. The key element in the new model – denoted the perturbed atoms in molecules and solids model – is the concept of a perturbed atom in a complex. The basic approximation of the new model is unrestricted Hartree Fock (UHF). The UHF orbitals are localized by the Edmiston-Ruedenberg procedure. The perturbed atoms are defined by distributing the orbitals among the nuclei in such a way that the sum of the intra-atomic UHF energies has a minimum. Energy corrections with respect to the UHF energy, are calculated within the energy incremental scheme. The most important threeand four-electron corrections are selected by introducing a modified geminal approach. Test calculations are performed on N2, Li2, and parallel arrays of hydrogen atoms. The character of the perturbed atoms is illustrated by calculations on H2, CH4, and C6H6.
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
CitationJournal of Chemical Physics (2013), vol. 139:094104
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