Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

A Multi-Layer Approach to the Equation of Motion Coupled-Cluster Method for the Electron Affinity



We have presented a multi-layer implementation of the equation of motion coupled-cluster method for the electron affinity, based on local and pair natural orbitals. The method gives consistent accuracy for both localized and delocalized anionic states. It results in many fold speedup in computational timing as compared to the canonical and DLPNO based implementation of the EA-EOM-CCSD method. We have also developed an explicit fragment-based approach which can lead to even higher speed-up with little loss in accuracy. The multi-layer method can be used to treat the environmental effect of both bonded and non-bonded nature on the electron attachment process in large molecules.


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