Improvement of the coupled-cluster singles and doubles method via scaling same- and opposite-spin components of the double excitation correlation energy
Hohenstein, Edward G.
Sherrill, C. David
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There has been much interest in cost-free improvements to second-order Moller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) via scaling the same- and opposite-spin components of the correlation energy (spin-component scaled MP2). By scaling the same- and opposite-spin components of the double excitation correlation energy from the coupled-cluster of single and double excitations (CCSD) method, similar improvements can be achieved. Optimized for a set of 48 reaction energies, scaling factors were determined to be 1.13 and 1.27 for the same- and opposite-spin components, respectively. Preliminary results suggest that the spin-component scaled CCSD (SCS-CCSD) method will outperform all MP2 type methods considered for describing intermolecular interactions. Potential energy curves computed with the SCS-CCSD method for the sandwich benzene dimer and methane dimer reproduce the benchmark CCSD(T) potential curves with errors of only a few hundredths of 1 kcal mol⁻¹ for the minima. The performance of the SCS-CCSD method suggests that it is a reliable, lower cost alternative to the CCSD(T) method.
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