Are HartreeFock atoms too small or too large?
(2004) In Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 6(11). p.29282931 Abstract
 We address the simple question, whether HartreeFock atoms are smaller or larger than exact (Schrodinger) atoms. As a measure, we use <r(2)>. We study the ground state of the atoms HeKr. The unrestricted HartreeFock method is used. To obtain the Schrodinger values we use the finite field CASPT2 approach, and the full CI scheme where possible. CASSCF calculations are also reported. Very large basis sets are employed. We find that for those atoms for which the CASSCF wavefunction is distinct from the HF wavefunction, the Schrodinger values are distinctly smaller than the HF values. Most other atoms are also smaller than the HF values, (or the same within a numerical uncertainty), the exceptions being the hard atoms NNe, and Cl, Ar... (More)
 We address the simple question, whether HartreeFock atoms are smaller or larger than exact (Schrodinger) atoms. As a measure, we use <r(2)>. We study the ground state of the atoms HeKr. The unrestricted HartreeFock method is used. To obtain the Schrodinger values we use the finite field CASPT2 approach, and the full CI scheme where possible. CASSCF calculations are also reported. Very large basis sets are employed. We find that for those atoms for which the CASSCF wavefunction is distinct from the HF wavefunction, the Schrodinger values are distinctly smaller than the HF values. Most other atoms are also smaller than the HF values, (or the same within a numerical uncertainty), the exceptions being the hard atoms NNe, and Cl, Ar and Kr. We interpret our results in terms of categories of correlation contribution. It is also of interest to test the performance of density functional theory (DFT); we find on the whole that the predictions are good, with B3LYP giving close agreement with finite field CASPT2 for nearly all atoms, in particular for the transition metals. (Less)
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 Cohen, A J; Handy, N C and Roos, Björn ^{LU}
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 2004
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 Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
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 6
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 11
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 2928  2931
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 Royal Society of Chemistry
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 14639084
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 10.1039/b402989p
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 English
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