Assessing the Accuracy of Simplified Coupled Cluster Methods for Electronic Excited States in F0 Actinide Compounds

We present a benchmark study of the performance of various recently presented EOM-pCCD-based methods to model ground and excited state properties of a set of f0 actinide species that feature different types of electronic excitations, like local excitations or charge transfer. Our data suggests that the recently developed EOM-pCCD-LCCSD method outperforms conventional approaches like EOM-CCSD reducing the standard error by a factor of 2 (to 0.25 eV). Thus, EOM-pCCD-LCCSD can be considered as an alternative to model excited states in challenging systems, especially those who feature a double electron transfer for which EOM-CCSD typically fails.