Questions tagged [configuration-interaction]

Questions to do with configuration interaction theory and applications.

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How to classify ionic and covalent excited-states?

In spectroscopy it is common to describe excited-states as ionic or covalent. I understand the concept on a toy model e.g. $\ce{H2}$ with a minimal basis set $$ \Phi_0 = [\chi_A(1) + \chi_B(1)][\...
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PySCF: eigenvalues, non-integer occupation, CISD calculations, and frozen lists

I have been performing CISD calculations with PySCF and I have a query surrounding the occupation of the orbitals. Here, the occupancies are calculated from the eigenvalues of the 1-electron ...
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What are the other matrix elements in singlet symmetry-adapted CISD?

Szabo/Ostlund list the CI matrix elements between singlet symmetry-adapted configurations (SAC) in Table 4.1 of their book: $$ \langle ^1\Psi^r_ a \lvert \mathcal{H} - E_ 0 \rvert ^1\Psi^r_ a \rangle, ...
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Extended Hybrid Methods

Hybrid DFT methods, where the functional is supplemented with Hartree-Fock exchange, have become increasingly popular due to their low cost and decent accuracy. Double hybrids, which mix in an MP2 ...
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Are there any programs that can do non-orthogonal CI?

Could you list any programs that can do non-orthogonal CI please?
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How to overcome the exponential wall encountered in full configurational interaction methods?

Similar to how a molecular orbital, also known as a 1-electron wavefunction, can be represented with a linear combination of “basis” functions, e.g., atomic orbitals (LCAO): $$\Phi(\mathbf{r})=\sum_i^...