Nonconventional partitioning of the many-body hamiltonian for studying correlation effects

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Abstract

For the treatment of electron correlation, one most often uses the Møller-Plesset (MP) partition which defines the zero-order Hamiltonian through the spectral resolution of the Fockian. We investigate how the MP partitioning can be improved while still using the Hartree-Fock (HF) reference state; and how the HF wave function can be substituted by a correlated one preserving the formal simplicity of the HF-based approach. To improve the MPn result, we introduce a fine tuning of energy denominators replacing the HF orbital energies with the ionization potentials obtained from the second-order Dyson equation. As this equation usually tends to close the gaps, a slight decrease of the denominators is expected, inducing an improvement of low-order correlation energies. We keep the simplicity of the MP partitioning and handle Dyson corrections as simple level shifts. Substituting doubly filled HF orbitals by strongly orthogonal geminals, one introduces a correlated reference state which is variational, size-consistent, and properly describes single-bond dissociation. This wave function, the antisymmetrized product of strongly orthogonal geminals (APSG), offers a good starting point for further corrections. We show that the use of an APSG reference state in the equation-of-motion technique leads to Tamm-Dankoff approach (TDA) equations which account for correlation effects in electronic excitation energies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-581
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Volume70
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Hamiltonians
Wave functions
Electron correlations
Ionization potential
Excitation energy
Spectral resolution
Equations of motion
Tuning
wave functions
orbitals
energy
products
ionization potentials
spectral resolution
preserving
partitions
equations of motion
tuning
dissociation
shift

Keywords

  • Dyson equation
  • Excited states
  • Geminals
  • Level shift
  • Partitioning
  • Quasi-degenerate PT

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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