J. Chem. Phys. 128, 144107 (2008)

Tatiana Korona and Bogumil Jeziorski

Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland

Dispersion energy from density-fitted density susceptibilities of singles and doubles coupled cluster theory,


A new method of calculation of the second-order dispersion energy is proposed. It is based on the Longuet-Higgins formula, which describes the dispersion interaction in terms of frequency-dependent density susceptibilities of monomers. In this study the density susceptibilities are obtained from the coupled cluster theory at the singles and doubles level. Density fitting is applied in order to reduce the computational effort for the evaluation of density susceptibilities. It is shown that density fitting improves the scaling of the computational resources with molecular size by one order of magnitude without affecting the accuracy of the resulting dispersion energy. Numerical results are presented for several van der Waals molecules to illustrate the performance of the new approach.

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