Multireference Density Functional Theory for Describing Ground and Excited States with Renormalized Singles.

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We applied renormalized singles (RS) in the multireference density functional theory (DFT) to calculate accurate energies of ground and excited states. The multireference DFT approach determines the total energy of the N -electron system as the sum of the (N - 2)-electron energy from a density functional approximation (DFA) and the two-electron addition energies from the particle-particle Tamm-Dancoff approximation (ppTDA), naturally including multireference description. The ppTDA@RS-DFA approach uses the RS Hamiltonian capturing all singles contributions in calculating two-electron addition energies, and its total energy is optimized with the optimized effective potential method. It significantly improves the original ppTDA@DFA. For ground states, ppTDA@RS-DFA properly describes dissociation curves tested and the double bond rotation of ethylene. For excited states, ppTDA@RS-DFA provides accurate excitation energies and largely eliminates the DFA dependence. ppTDA@RS-DFA thus provides an efficient multireference approach to systems with static correlation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Li, J; Chen, Z; Yang, W

Published Date

  • January 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 894 - 903

PubMed ID

  • 35049309

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9365454

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-7185

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1948-7185

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c03913


  • eng