Partially linearized, fully size-extensive, and reduced multireference coupled-cluster methods. I. Formalism and mutual relationship

Xiangzhu Li; Paldus, Josef
April 2008
Journal of Chemical Physics;4/14/2008, Vol. 128 Issue 14, p144118
Academic Journal
We describe a fully size-extensive alternative of the reduced multireference (RMR) coupled-cluster (CC) method with singles (S) and doubles (D) that generates a subset of higher-than-pair cluster amplitudes, using linearized CC equations from the full CC chain, projected onto the corresponding higher-than-doubly excited configurations. This approach is referred to as partially linearized (pl) MR CCSD method and characterized by the acronym plMR CCSD. In contrast to a similar CCSDT-1 method [Y. S. Lee et al., J. Chem. Phys. 81, 5906 (1984)] this approach also considers higher than triples (currently up to hexuples), while focusing only on a small subset of such amplitudes, referred to as the primary ones. These amplitudes are selected using similar criteria as in RMR CCSD. An extension considering secondary triples via the standard (T)-type corrections, resulting in the plMR CCSD(T) method, is also considered. The relationship of RMR and plMR CCSD and CCSD(T) approaches is discussed, and their performance and characteristics are the subject of the subsequent Part II of this paper.


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