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Multiconfigurational Second-Order Perturbation Theory Restricted Active Space (RASPT2) Method for Electronic Excited States: A Benchmark Study

Published inJournal of chemical theory and computation, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 153-168
Publication date2011
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The recently developed second-order perturbation theory restricted active space (RASPT2) method has been benchmarked versus the well-established complete active space (CASPT2) approach. Vertical excitation energies for valence and Rydberg excited states of different groups of organic (polyenes, acenes, heterocycles, azabenzenes, nucleobases, and free base porphin) and inorganic (nickel atom and copper tetrachloride dianion) molecules have been computed at the RASPT2 and multistate (MS) RASPT2 levels using different reference spaces and compared with CASPT2, CCSD, and experimental data in order to set the accuracy of the approach, which extends the applicability of multiconfigurational perturbation theory to much larger and complex systems than previously. Relevant aspects in multiconfigurational excited state quantum chemistry such as the valence−Rydberg mixing problem in organic molecules or the double d-shell effect for first-row transition metals have also been addressed.

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SAURI, Vicenta et al. Multiconfigurational Second-Order Perturbation Theory Restricted Active Space (RASPT2) Method for Electronic Excited States: A Benchmark Study. In: Journal of chemical theory and computation, 2011, vol. 7, n° 1, p. 153–168. doi: 10.1021/ct100478d
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