# Questions tagged [gaussian]

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### What is a good replacement for Gaussian?

When I started studying computational chemistry (circa 2007), my supervisor used to tell me about the controversy surrounding Gaussian, Inc. regarding the banning of researchers involved in the ...
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### Retrieving Translational and Rotational Modes

I'm doing some post-processing using the vibrational modes of a molecule to solve a linear system of equations, but I believe I need all the modes in order to have a single, well-determined solution. ...
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### Discrepancy between numerical and transformed derivatives

This is related to a prior question of mine Derivatives with respect to user defined vibrational modes. While that one focuses on potential software to use for derivatives with respect to normal modes,...
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### How to map the electrostatic potential from GAUSSIAN, on a solvent accessible surface?

Gaussian cubegen and surface generators in Gaussview seem to only allow to map the ESP on SCF densities. I used G16 for the ESP generation. I would like to plot it on the solvent accessible surface. ...
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### CCSD(T) Transition State and Ground State Calculations in Gaussian09: “Unable to Determine Lambda”?

I’m doing CCSD(T) calculations (for both transition and ground state geometries) on a series of small molecules in Gaussian09. Several similar calculations terminated without any problems but one TS ...
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### What are good basis sets and functionals for Ni, Cd and Pb?

I will setup a single point energy calculation using Gaussian for a system containing atoms of B-N-Ni, B-N-Pb and B-N-Cd. The system are slabs of boron-nitride [1,2] interacting with those metals. ...
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### What are the parameters that need to be calculated to design the structure of a molecule?

Before performing Molecular Dynamics on a co-polymer that doesn't have a ready-to-use structure anywhere, the monomer fragment was built in Avogadro software with 0 net charge, B3LYP theory and 6-31G(...
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### What is the precise location of the grid points/voxels in a Gaussian .cube file?

Assume that we have a cube file that contains Ni * Nj * Nk points, and an origin at 0, 0, 0, where are the data points actually ...
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### A CCSD(T) geometry optimization in Gaussian09 is deviating too far from the minimum. How do I deal with it?

I am doing a CCSD(T) geometry optimization on a series of molecules. One of the geometry optimizations took about 2 weeks even though an analogous molecule with the same number of basis functions took ...
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### What is Gaussian16's read-file logic when using ONIOM with genecp?

I want to use the ONIOM keyword, like oniom(ccsd(t)/avtz:m06/genEcp) or similar, in conjunction with genecp. I want to use ...
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### Calculate spin-spin coupling based on previous GIAO calculation with Gaussian

I used GAUSSIAN/GAUSSVIEW to calculate the GIAO Magnetic shielding tensor (ppm), but I forgot to calculate the Nuclear spin-spin coupling J (Hz). How can I use the .chk file or .log file to calculate ...
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### How to calculate sigma-profile using COSMO/RS and Gaussian 16?

Gaussian 16 claims to have an external tool to calculate sigma-profile COSMO/RS (Klamt) . In the support website, there is a SCRF flag for COSMORS . How do I calculate sigma-profile using ...
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### What units are used in Gaussian 16 for dipole derivatives output?

I ran a frequency analysis employing Gaussian 16 on MP2/6-31+G(d,p) level of theory with the keyword iop(7/33=1) in order to have access to dipole derivatives with ...
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### What is the meaning of periodic boundary condition for molecular systems?

Reading some Gaussian related documents (inputs, manuals, books), I found the possibility to setup periodic boundary conditions (PBC) in Gaussian. As Gaussian is developed only for molecular systems ...
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### Why does Gaussian ignore the opt=maxcycles keyword for optimizations?

I have been using both Gaussian09 and Gaussian16 recently to optimize some metal complexes. The Gaussian manual (for both versions) indicates that the maximum number of steps in a geometry ...
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### How to perform charge analysis for a molecule

I am doing dehydrogenation of a molecule (say $\ce{C12H12}$) and I want to do charge analysis for dehydrogenated system ($\ce{C6H6}$). How I can proceed? I can use Quantum ESPRESSO and Gaussian ...
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### Codes for post-processing Gaussian cube files?

I have generated MOs of a molecular system and I need to recreate its electronic density via $\rho(r)=\sum_{A_i}|\psi_i(\mathbf{r})|^2$ where $A$ is a set of occupied MOs. I am trying to do this via ...
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### CCSD and CISD size-consistency problem

I have performed a Gaussian16 calculation to explore the size-consistency problem for the CISD method. The system I am studying is the water dimer and the results are not what I expected at first. I ...
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### Calculate Redox Potential

I am interested in calculating some redox potentials of organic compounds (H,C,N,O,F,Cl,Br) in organic solvents such as MeCN. I do not need absolute agreement with experiments since this is just a ...
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### A concern about IRC results

I've run an IRC (intrinsic reaction coordinates) calculation from my TS (transition state) and got two minima for each side. I am concerned about them. One of them took about 100 steps to be achieved ...
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### How to generate accurate displacements along normal modes?

How can i displace my structure along a particular normal mode, without coupling to other modes ? Rather than a exact mathematical procedure, I am more interested in a software/script/package that can ...
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### Which software is good with generally contracted basis sets?

Recently, I learnt that basis sets can be contracted as segmented (like def2 or 6-31G) or general (like cc-PVTZ, or ANO). The general contraction allows all the primitives to appear in all shells, ...
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### How to calculate the band structure of a protein molecule

I want to calculate the band structure of a protein molecule. How can I do it using Siesta of Gaussian? I am thinking about QE/VASP as the number of atoms are 600 and computationally it is not ...
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### Is it possible to do a Gaussian redundant scan with some fixed bonds?

I'm trying to do a redundant PES scan of a hydrogen abstraction in a Gaussian job while maintaining the rest of the system fixed. I need to scan the coordinate where H5 approaches to H6, maintaining ...
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### A good software for DFT optimization and nonlinear optical properties

I'm running a series of calculation for nonlinear chromophores. The general pipeline is geometry optimization (B3LYP/def2-TZVP) -> Frequencies -> Hyperpolarizability calculation (M06-2X (or CAM-...
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### Is the number of basis functions same in the different atoms in the 6-31G basis set?

I'm now studying the quantum chemistry calculation and Gaussian basis set. For example, when using the 6-31G basis set, the C atom has 6 basis functions in 1s orbital: 3+1=4 in $2s$, 3+1=4 in $2p_x$, ...
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### Problem obtaining a Raman spectra of a graphene structure

I am trying to obtain the Raman spectra of a graphene structure using Gaussian. I used the input below, but when I did it, I got this error: ...
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### Calculation of dispersion energies for organometallic complexes with Gaussian

I've tried to calculate dispersion energies of some organometallic complexes with the Gaussian software using WB97XD/Gen (...
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### How to fix Error Link9999 in Gaussian

I have a problem with geometry optimization in Gaussian software with M062X method. The structure was smoothly optimized using M062X/Gen. Nevertheless, I need very accurate results so afterwards the ...
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### Is this G16 molecular hyperpolarizability error reproducible in other software?

I was trying to calculate the hyperpolarizability $\beta$ of a cluster of two water molecules in Gaussian16 using the route card: ...
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### Simulation of electronic potential from nanoparticles interacting with molecules

I work with SERS, where the Raman signal gets enhanced by the electric field of the nanoparticles. Now I like to simulate this kind of spectrum with Gaussian. I found a paper, where it looks very ...
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### Using “soft” constraints / bias in geometry optimization?

I study molecules weakly bound to nanoclusters and surfaces. During geometry optimization, I often run into problems like for example a small metal cluster behave nicely and has a given, stable ...
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### How to interpret second order perturbation theory analysis from NBO calculations? [closed]

The question is quite simple — how to interpret NBO results of second order perturbation theory analysis? As I have read several papers the most important interactions are $\pi\rightarrow\pi^{*}$, \$LP\...
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### Is it possible to do TD-DFT/6-31G+(d,p) calculations on a laptop?

In the recent publication: "Density Functional Theory Calculation on the Structural, Electronic, and Optical Properties of Fluorene-Based Azo Compounds", the author claimed to have used ...
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### What does “Test job not archived” mean?

I am running frequency computation with geom=connectivity in Gaussian. It all converges now but at the very end of the last convergence it says: ...
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### How do I interpret the Gaussian16 wavefunction file?

I'm new to gaussian16. The wave function file that I obtain as a result of the "Energy" calculation. It consists of five distinct parts : PART 1 : ...
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### PES of Tetramethylthiuramdisulfid / Problem with Disulfidbridge

I like to perform a DFT Study on Tetramethylthiuramdisulfid. So I made a structure optimization for my start structur with PW6B95D3/aug-cc-pvtz to get a good structure to begin my dihedral scan to get ...
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### Can a file in the Gaussian CUBE format be voxelized?

My aim is to voxelize a CHGCAR file. I am trying to build up a workflow to do the same. With the aid of the Matter Modeling community members, I have figured out a way to convert a CHGCAR file into ...
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### Gaussian: Transition state convergence question

I am running a TS computation in Gaussian 16. It performs several steps. At the end of each there is a summary on whether Maximum Force, ...
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### I get an error 'Conversion from Z-matrix to cartesian coordinates failed' in Gaussian09. Any suggestions?

I'm doing my calculations using G09W. My OS is Windows 7 (64-bit). This error occurs in the frequency calculation. What's even weirder is that it seems to happen right after everything is already ...
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### I get this error in Gaussian09 even though I have enough memory. “Error termination in NtrErr: NtrErr called from FIOCnC.” Any suggestions?

Whenever read-write files get to about 20Gb, I get this error. I know that, in G09, one rw file is limited to 16Gb. So I have set the software to write several RWFs. But it still keeps producing this ...
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### Two-stage unbinding & binding energies with DFT

I'm trying to calculate the stability of the product of a coordinate bonding process of molecules A and B in the polarizable continuum solvent model (PCM, solvent set to water). I'm getting energies ...
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### How to use fractional numbers as arguments for keywords in Gaussian input?

I have used both Gaussian09 and Gaussian16 and one thing that seemed unusual to me is that I was unable to enter any fractional number as one of the arguments for a keyword in the Gaussian input file. ...
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### Emission and absorption UV-Visible spectrum using GAUSSIAN-09

I am currently studying the UV-visible spectrum of ethylene using GAUSSIAN-09. I optimized the ground state(# opt b3lyp/6-31g geom=connectivity) then used the ...
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### How can I calculate and plot the Molecular orbitals (MO's) from the Gaussian wavefunction file?

This a follow-up question to my previous question. And as per the answer one could create M.O orbitals from the primitives. As a new user of Gaussian, is there any method (or algorithm) to followed so ...