Many-Body Expanded Full Configuration Interaction. I. Weakly Correlated Regime
Over the course of the past few decades, the field of computational chemistry has managed to manifest itself as a key complement to more traditional lab-oriented chemistry. This is particularly true in the wake of the recent renaissance of full configuration interaction (FCI)-level methodologies, albeit only if these can prove themselves sufficiently robust and versatile to be routinely applied to a variety of chemical problems of interest. In the present series of works, performance and feature enhancements of one such avenue towards FCI-level results for medium to large one-electron basis sets, the recently introduced many-body expanded full configuration interaction (MBE-FCI) formalism [J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8, 4633 (2017)], will be presented. Specifically, in this opening part of the series, the capabilities of the MBE-FCI method in producing near-exact ground state energies for weakly correlated molecules of any spin multiplicity will be demonstrated.
- Pub Date:
- July 2018
- Physics - Chemical Physics
- 38 pages, 7 tables, 3 figures, 1 SI attached as an ancillary file