Accuracy of Spin-Component-Scaled CC2 Excitation Energies and Potential Energy Surfaces

A. Tajti, Péter G. Szalay

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Abstract

Benchmark calculations with the Spin-Component-Scaled CC2 variants SCS-CC2 and SOS-CC2 are presented for the electronically excited valence and Rydberg states of small- and medium-sized molecules. Besides the vertical excitation energies and excited state gradients, the potential energy surfaces are also investigated via scans following the forces that act in the Franck-Condon region. The results are compared to the regular CC2 ones, as well as higher level methods CCSD, CCSD(T)(a)∗, and CCSDT. The results indicate that a large fraction of the flaws of CC2 revealed by earlier studies disappears if spin-component scaling is employed. This makes these variants attractive alternatives of their unscaled counterparts, offering competitive accuracy of vertical excitation energies of both valence and Rydberg type states and reliable potential energy surfaces, while also maintaining a low-power-scaling computational cost with the system size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5523-5531
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of chemical theory and computation
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - jan. 1 2019

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Potential energy surfaces
Excitation energy
Rydberg states
potential energy
Excited states
Electron energy levels
excitation
valence
scaling
Defects
Molecules
energy
costs
Costs
gradients
defects
molecules

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