Spin-Orbit Matrix Elements for a Combined Spin-Flip and IP/EA Approach
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2278, 2019). The spin-orbit matrix elements over all the multiplet components are computed using a single one-particle reduced density matrix as a result of the Wigner-Eckart theorem. A mean field spin-orbit approximation was used to account for the two-electron contributions. Basis set dependence as well as the effect of including additional excitations is presented. The effect of correlating the core and semi-core orbitals is also examined. Surprisingly accurate results are obtained for spin-orbit coupling constants, despite the fact that the efficient wavefunction approximations we explore neglect the bulk of dynamical correlation.
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in Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation