Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
We report in this paper the results of outer and inner valence IP calculations for the HF molecule using two different many-body methods for the direct evaluation of energy differences. The first is the nonperturbative coupled-cluster based linear response theory (LRT) and the second is the hermitian open-shell many-body perturbation theory (MBPT). A Huzinaga-Dunning (9s5p→ 5s3p/3s) basis has been used. LRT uses an “ionization operator” S as in the equation of motion method (EOM) to generate the ionized states from a coupled-cluster type of ground state. S is chosen to consist of single ionization and ionization-cum-shake-up operators, thus treating the Koopmans as well as the shake-up states on equal footing. LRT would thus be capable of computing both the outer and the inner valence regions with equal facility. This is borne out by the results. For the open-shell MBPT, the model space is chosen to be spanned by the singly ionized determinants. The convergence of the results for the inner valence region is slow, and the results obtained from the [2, 1] Pade' approximants are presented. Unlike the LRT, the inner valence region is not reproduced with full complexity in MBPT, indicating that it is essential to modify the theory by way of expanding the model space to contain the shake-up determinants also.
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