Wave-function-based computational techniques for describing electron correlation effects in periodic systems have a long history. Among early attempts, the method proposed by Colle and Salvetti (Theor Chim Acta 37:329, 1975) more than 30 years ago is noteworthy for its simplicity, power, and far-reaching consequences. The renewed interest in this topic is due to the well-known failure of techniques based on Density Functional Theory when it comes to obtaining very accurate estimates of some important quantities. Here we present the essential features of an ab initio code, ( CRYSCOR ) recently implemented (Phys Rev B 76: 075101, 075102, 2007), which solves the MP2 equations for crystals by adopting a local-correlation approach and using as a reference the Hartree-Fock solution provided by the CRYSTAL program. As an example of application, we discuss the MP2 corrections to the frequency of some vibrational modes in a proton-ordered structure of water ice (Ice XI).

A local-MP2 approach to the ab initio study of electron correlation in crystals and to the simulation of vibrational spectra: the case of Ice XI

PISANI, Cesare;MASCHIO, LORENZO;CASASSA, Silvia Maria;HALO, MIGEN;ERBA, ALESSANDRO
2009

Abstract

Wave-function-based computational techniques for describing electron correlation effects in periodic systems have a long history. Among early attempts, the method proposed by Colle and Salvetti (Theor Chim Acta 37:329, 1975) more than 30 years ago is noteworthy for its simplicity, power, and far-reaching consequences. The renewed interest in this topic is due to the well-known failure of techniques based on Density Functional Theory when it comes to obtaining very accurate estimates of some important quantities. Here we present the essential features of an ab initio code, ( CRYSCOR ) recently implemented (Phys Rev B 76: 075101, 075102, 2007), which solves the MP2 equations for crystals by adopting a local-correlation approach and using as a reference the Hartree-Fock solution provided by the CRYSTAL program. As an example of application, we discuss the MP2 corrections to the frequency of some vibrational modes in a proton-ordered structure of water ice (Ice XI).
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Ab initio; Local correlation; MP2; Crystal; Vibrational frequencies; Ice XI
C. Pisani; L. Maschio; S. Casassa; M. Halo; A. Erba
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