A state-selective multireference coupled-cluster theory employing the single-reference formalism

Piotr Piecuch, Nevin Oliphant, Ludwik Adamowicz

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A new state-selective multireference (MR) coupled-cluster (CC) method exploiting the single-reference (SR) particle-hole formalism is described. It is an extension of a simple two-reference formalism, which we presented in our earlier paper [N. Oliphant and L. Adamowicz, J. Chem. Phys. 94, 1229 (1991)], and a rigorous formulation of another method of ours, which we obtained as an approximation of the SRCC approach truncated at triple excitations (SRCCSDT) [N. Oliphant and L. Adamowicz, J. Chem. Phys. 96, 3739 (1992)]. The size extensivity of the resulting correlation energies is achieved by employing a SRCC-like ansatz for the multideterminantal wave function. General considerations are supplemented by suggesting a hierarchy of approximate schemes, with the MRCCSD approach (MRCC approach truncated at double excitations from the reference determinants) representing the most important one. Our state-selective MRCCSD theory emerges through a suitable selection of the most essential cluster components appearing in the full SRCCSDTQ method (SRCC method truncated at quadruple excitations), when the latter is applied to quasidegenerate states. The complete set of equations describing our MRCCSD formalism is presented and the possibility of the recursive intermediate factorization [S. A. Kucharski and R. J. Bartlett, Theor. Chim. Acta 80, 387 (1991)] of our approach, leading to an efficient computer algorithm, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1875-1900
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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