Accurate calculation of vibrational frequencies using explicitly correlated coupled-cluster theory

Guntram Rauhut, Gerald Knizia, Hans Joachim Werner

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The recently proposed explicitly correlated CCSD (T) -F12x (x=a,b) approximations [T. B. Adler, G. Knizia, and H.-J. Werner, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 221106 (2007)] are applied to compute equilibrium structures and harmonic as well as anharmonic vibrational frequencies for H2 O, HCN, CO2, CH2 O, H2 O2, C2 H2, CH2 NH, C2 H2 O, and the trans-isomer of 1,2- C2 H2 F2. Using aug-cc-pVTZ basis sets, the CCSD(T)-F12a equilibrium geometries and harmonic vibrational frequencies are in very close agreement with CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pV5Z values. The anharmonic frequencies are evaluated using vibrational self-consistent field and vibrational configuration interaction methods based on automatically generated potential energy surfaces. The mean absolute deviation of the CCSD(T)-F12a/aug-cc-pVTZ anharmonic frequencies from experimental values amounts to only 4.0 cm-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054105
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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