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By K. P. Lawley

This sequence goals to record, interpret and evaluation development within the box of quantum chemistry. Over the process a number of years, the sequence has taken care of the numerous elements of chemical physics and is designed to operate as an important reference and consultant to extra development. for every quantity, the editor selects themes inside of chemical physics and invitations a professional to write down a complete article. quantity sixty nine provides a evaluation of contemporary advancements in ab initio tools in quantum chemistry, protecting the utilized points. stories from specialists in those components are incorporated.

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The internally contracted configurations are generated by applying pair excitation operators to the complete MCSCF reference function. Therefore, the number of contracted configurations and variational parameters is independent of the number of reference configurations. * The price one must pay for the internal contraction is a complicated structure of the contracted configurations. Therefore. the evaluation of the coupling coefficients is more difficult than for uncontracted wavefunctions, and techniques like GUGA are difficult to apply.

Such approximations might influence the speed of convergence but not the converged results. The above equations show that all relevant quantities are obtained by performing a sequence of matrix multiplications. One of the most crucial parts . Ck'q combinations of Coulomb and exchange operators. For simple reference functions only very few of these operators contribute to each FijpSklq since the third-order density matrix is then sparse. This sparsity is lost if CASSCF wavefunctions are used as reference.

Therefore, state-averaged calculations of the size shown in Tables VIII and IX were previously not possible. A typical example for the application of the state-averaging procedure is a calculation of the potential energy and transition moment surfaces for the and A electronic states of NH, * O . These states have a conical intersection which is shown in Fig. 5. The optimization of the excited-state wavefunctions in the vicinity of the crossing point would not have been possible in a singlestate treatment.

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